Link found between deep forehead wrinkles and higher risk for CVD...

Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for CVD, according to research presented at the 2018 European Society for Cardiology Congress

Guidelines developed for managing severe atopic dermatitis

Guidelines developed for the management of severe atopic dermatitis (AD) have been published as a clinical management review in the January issue of The Journal...

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...

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...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Thinning of retina linked to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells

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...

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

C-section delivery associated with higher risk of severe complications for older...

Caesarean delivery is associated with a higher risk of severe complications for the mother compared with vaginal delivery, especially in women aged 35 and older, according...

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...

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

Evaluating surgeon gowning steps for optimal sterile operating theatre techniques

The chances of contamination may be lower in the operating theatre if surgeons put their gowns on by themselves

Trauma surgeon honoured with prestigious award

 Renowned trauma surgeon, Prof Elias Degiannis, has been recognised for his extraordinary contribution in the fields of trauma medicine and critical care, and for his long...

Eight pharma companies to share state’s R18.3bn ARV tender

Government has awarded its R18.3bn tender for the provision of antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs to eight pharmaceutical companies with varying degrees of local manufacturing capacity. According to...

Hospital manager Billa assumes HPCSA registrar role

Bara, Helen Joseph among management positions

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’

Health24’s Dr Danie Pauw dies

Sudden death of news medium’s founding editor and director reported early Monday