Women in focus in Wednesday’s BHF Dialogue Session Three

Theme for the third in the six-part BHF Dialogue 20/20 series, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 09:00-12:00, will be...

Mounting concerns over high number of COVID-19 infected health workers in...

More than 24 000 health workers have contracted the coronavirus in the country of whom 181 have died. Speaking early this morning at a...

Hydroxychloroquine combinations associated with increased mortality in cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2

For adults with invasive cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, treatment with hydroxychloroquine in combination with any other drug is...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week Financial assistance for private practitioners to assist...

Study explains potential causes for ‘happy hypoxia’ condition in COVID-19 patients

Findings could prevent unnecessary intubation

COVID-19’s burden on mental health

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical lives of most people. But now there are also indications that the pandemic has negative consequences...

Telehealth + COVID-19 adding new dimension to practice management*

Telehealth is a focus at present, given the surge of COVID-19 – a focus that has served to update and expand regulations around telehealth...

Tomorrow’s memorial service for Dr Mini to be streamed

Medical Schemes regulator, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), has announced that the memorial service of late CMS chair, Dr Clarence Mini, will be...

More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

Voortgesette inperking: ‘n Perfekte storm broei vir GP’s en pasiënte

This is the first article in a series on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on medical practices and patients  Terwyl die wêreld spook om...

October SA Heart Congress cancelled

The SA Heart & PCR Congress 2020, scheduled to have taken place from 22 to 25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, has been cancelled. “This unfortunate decision...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

‘Life-changing’ medical facility for Strandfontein homeless

A fully-functional medical facility has been erected and deployed by the Cipla Foundation at the much-publicised Strandfontein Sports Ground now housing the bulk of Cape Town’s...

COVID-19: special guidelines for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and provided special guidelines that will apply during...

PPE plus infection control training lowers COVID-19 risk among healthcare workers

Healthcare workers carry a significant burden of coronavirus infections worldwide, but a new evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)...

GPs’ expertise, contacts critical to COVID-19 response

General practitioners have an incredibly important role to play in meeting many of the health care requirements now demanded by the coronavirus pandemic, not least in...

COVID-19 implications for thrombosis, anticoagulation

While there is an associated coagulopathy with COVID-19, bleeding manifestations, even in those with disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), have not been reported. In their study...