KZN Doctors Conference: unearthing challenges of universal healthcare

Among the more significant activities to be facilitated at this year’s 20th Annual KZN Doctors Healthcare Coalition (KZNDHC*) Conference will be a four-hour round...

Listening to gut noises could improve diagnosis of IBS

Utilising newly adapted artificial intelligence, researchers have developed an acoustic belt that offers a new way to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by listening to the...

Sleep-disordered breathing may harm brain connections

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may lead to changes in the brain's white matter, which may contribute to compromised functional connectivity, a new study suggests. Chooza Moon,...

President Ramaphosa, it’s time to turn a disease system back into...

Dear President Ramaphosa, Thank you for what you are doing to try to restore good governance to our country and root out corruption. I am sorry...

Mediclinic again recognised as SA’s top healthcare brand

Mediclinic has been recognised for the fifth year in succession as the top healthcare brand in the ‘Most Valuable Brands’ list for 2018. Mediclinic moved up...

NHI could fix “distressed” health system, minister says

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system could be a cure for many of the ills in the country’s struggling...

Fitness can’t counteract fat in heart attack study

This finding adds one more piece to the puzzle about the relation between fitness and fatness, said Bente Morseth, PhD, from the Arctic University...

Becoming the ‘second victim’: Most anaesthesiologists feel personally responsible for medical...

New research presented at this month's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows the frequent but little-known problem of healthcare workers being seriously emotionally and professionally affected after...

New laser treatment for enlarged prostate offered in SA

A laser procedure to treat enlarged prostate, the most common non-cancerous prostate medical condition to develop in men by the time they reach their 60s, has...

Personalised healthcare solution definitely becoming a reality

One of the major healthcare benefits being created by mobile technology and associated digitalisation developments is enabling individuals to monitor and manage their health...

More breast cancer patients can safely forego chemotherapy: landmark study

A 21-gene test performed on tumours could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forego chemotherapy, a...

SAMA condemns violence at Charlotte Maxeke

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has strongly condemned last week’s violent protests at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg. Dozens of Nehawu members stormed the...

More breast cancer patients can safely forego chemotherapy: landmark study

A 21-gene test performed on tumours could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forego chemotherapy, a...

Improving patient transfer from ICU to ward: vital factors identified

A new study has identified important factors that can improve the transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general hospital ward, a...

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