No other country has anything like NHI planned for SA

Only real lesson to be learned from others is that ‘health reform takes a long time’

AIDS 2018: Undetectable viral load equals zero transmission, PARTNER 2...

The chance of any HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the virus to a sexual partner is scientifically equivalent to zero, researchers confirmed at...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

Hospital manager Billa assumes HPCSA registrar role

Bara, Helen Joseph among management positions

SAHPRA warns about quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has issued new safety information on the use of the oral, injectable and inhalation quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a...

SASA publishes revised 2018 practice guidelines

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists has published an extensive review of its practice guidelines in response to changing demands of the healthcare system and anaesthesia...

Immunotherapy doubles survival rates for patients with melanoma brain metastases

Checkpoint blockage immunotherapies significantly improve the survival of patients with melanoma brain metastases, according to a new study. Data from > 1500 cancer programmes across the...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

Transforming private practice in SA with a multidisciplinary healthcare model

In response to a worsening affordability crisis in medical aid in South Africa, a clinician-owned company in Alberton, Gauteng, has been transforming the way private medical...

Breastfeeding rates increase when newborn baths are delayed

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland...

CPD points now available on online medical CME platform

South African health professionals will now be able to earn their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open access library of medical...

Soot from polluted air reaches the placenta

Evidence of soot has been found in placentas for the first time

SA neurosurgeon offers new alternative to open spinal surgery

Life Fourways Hospital is pioneering a minimally invasive/percutaneous surgical procedure that offers a welcome alternative to sufferers of herniated (slipped) discs who would otherwise be facing potential...

GP stalwart Dr de Meulenaere wins inaugural ASAIPA National Medical Award...

Prominent Pretoria GP recognised for five decades of significant service to medical practice and industry

Corneal infection from sleeping in contacts detailed

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage

Aspen executive to receive honorary doctorate

Aspen senior executive Stavros Nicolaou is to become only the second pharmacist in the country to receive an Honorary Doctorate. The Honorary Doctorate degree of Science...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Economic implications of universal health care goals

Meeting life expectancy challenges not only a health issue