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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Omicron not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine...

Driving Healthcare Professionals

There’s a new kid in town and he’s on a mission to ensure SA’s healthcare professionals (HCP) are looked after when selecting and purchasing...

Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

Reporting a doctor who is an antivaxxer to the HPCSA is not an issue if his or her reasons are not science based, Prof...

SAMA asks for specialised ‘Medical Courts’ to deal with medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says specialised ‘Medical Courts’ – similar to Labour Courts – must be established to deal with medico-legal cases....

New variant not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine inaccessibility still a...

Although likely to be more transmissible than the other variants, the new omnicron variant won’t have any impact on the COVID disease itself as...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

New variant likely to put renewed pressure on SA’s healthcare system

Covid-19 experts says they expect pressure on the country’s healthcare system to escalate in the coming days and weeks due to the new B.1.1.529...

Trial of nasal vaccine for Alzheimer Disease begins

The first human clinical trial of a nasal vaccine to slow the progression of Alzheimer disease is set to begin after nearly 20 years...

Private hospitals on the road to recovery after devastating impact of...

Financial results released by both Netcare and Life Healthcare for the financial year ended 30 September have shown a significant improvement compared to last...

Cannabis use in pregnancy associated with anxiety, hyperactivity risk in offspring

Mothers who use cannabis during pregnancy risk disrupting immune gene networks in the placenta and potentially increasing the risk of anxiety and hyperactivity in...

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SA’s 4th Covid-19 wave: the only certainty remains uncertainty

With global excess death statistics indicating that almost 17 million people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the past two years rather than the official figure of...

Fatal heart attack or stroke could be first sign of CVD...

Death from a heart attack or stroke may be the first cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in some people who smoke cigarettes and CVD is the leading adverse health effect among...

Proposals to curb escalating medico-legal claims released for comment

With medical negligence claims in both the private and public healthcare sector escalating to billions of rands in the past few years, the South...

SA CEO wins top international Pharma award

The CEO of one of South Africa’s leading oncology companies, Eurolab, has been recognised internationally for her clear vision on what the future of cancer...

Sleep onset timing linked to risk of developing CVD

A British study just published online in the European Heart Journal: Digital Health has confirmed that there is an association between sleep onset timing and...

Leadership award for Dr Strachan

Dr Simon Strachan, SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) CEO and Business for SA executive, is the recipient of the annual Discovery Leadership in Health Award 2021 Jointly selected...

“Boosting with JnJ still better than no booster”: Experts

Despite mounting evidence that people who got a traditional vector-based vaccine such as JnJ as a first shot had a stronger immune response against...