All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Face mask distributor to pay R11m for inflating prices

Face mask distributor MATUS has agreed to pay a penalty of R5.9m and R5m to the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund after an investigation by the...

Elderly with COVID-19 ‘show unusual symptoms’

Older adults with COVID-19 have several "atypical" symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians with first hand...

Visual Impairment could be dementia risk in older women

A study published online in JAMA Ophthalmology has explained that, in older women, objectively measured visual impairment is associated with a twofold to more than...

Processed meat, unhealthy snacking increase dementia risk

Focused eating habits with high processed meats and unhealthy snacking may be associated with increased dementia risk. In a study just published online in Neurology, Cécilia...

Chronic conditions, obesity common in fatal vaping-associated cases

Chronic conditions, including asthma, mental health conditions, and obesity, are common among fatal cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), a...

OPINION: Nationalising healthcare to save lives in SA, a disastrous consideration

In her article, “Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?”*published in Mail & Guardian on 12 April, Nimi...

SAMA mourns death of Prof Bernard Janse van Rensburg

 Tributes are pouring in for Prof Bernard Janse van Rensburg, past President of the South African Society of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week OPINION: A call for strengthened private and...

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

COVID-19 message attributed to Groote Schuur trauma head fake, Cape Health...

A 13-point opinion piece on COVID-19 lockdown and prognosis in South Africa doing the rounds on WhatsApp this week and supposedly written by Prof...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

OPINION: A call for strengthened private and public healthcare systems in...

Never let a good crisis go to waste. That's what we are seeing in a time of the coronavirus crisis. Governments the world over...

No evidence of ‘no PPE’ allegations: Kempton Park’s Arwyp

The management of Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park have been reported to have found no evidence of any staff members having to work without protective...

Global eHealth company offers doctors free use of secure CLICKDOC video...

In a bid to help curb the spread of COVID-19 CompuGroup Medical is offering its CLICKDOC Video Consultation service for free to the South...

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

Medical protection webinar on ‘working outside comfort zone’

Professional groups SAPPF and HealthMan have given advance notice of a webinar to be hosted by the Medical Protection Society next week on “COVID-19:...