Aspirin exposure fails to reduce CV event risk in patients with...

The addition of aspirin to standard guideline management for blood pressure did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events among adults with hypertension and controlled systolic blood pressure...

Complementary medicine ruling: SAHPRA consulting with its legal team

The South Africa Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is studying the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) judgment that declared as invalid regulations...

Psychiatric disorders may increase breakthrough infection risk

A study just published online in JAMA Network Open has indicated that fully vaccinated individuals with psychiatric disorders may be at increased risk for severe...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease under-diagnosed worldwide

More than one in four adults worldwide are thought to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is often undiagnosed, the authors of a...

Madhi to present on COVID’s future at GP Forum

South Africa’s world renowned vaccinologist and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Prof Shabir Madhi, will lead...

‘Rotten’ regulation and pricing system keeps HIV-prevention injectable ARVs out of...

By Chris BatemanSouth Africa’s Country Director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Dr Yogan Pillay The a-typical refusal by ViiV Healthcare to licence its...

DoH’s essential incident and complaint guidance for healthcare professionals welcomed

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has welcomed the publication of two pieces of essential guidance from the Department of Health, providing healthcare professionals with...

Regulations governing complementary medicine ruled invalid by SCA

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has declared as invalid the regulations governing complementary medicine that were promulgated in August 2017 in the Government...

Letshego, BrandMed partner to enable instant digital health solutions across continent

Botswana-based multinational finance provider, Letshego Africa, is enabling instant digital access health solutions via its LetsGo Digital Mall, a multichannel digital platform, by entering...

Viable, responsive research systems under scrutiny in Africa Health webinar

Viable and responsive research systems will be under scrutiny during this week’s Africa Healthcare Webinar featuring international research luminaries, Dr Karl Stroetmann (pictured), Adjunct...

7th SA TB Conference aimed at getting TB control back on...

ONSITE: 13 - 16 September 2022. Durban ICC

Health Information Exchange launched to improve patient care in SA

          Dr Rolan Christian, CEO of CareConnectThe launch of South Africa’s first industry-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE), emanating from the...

Major study finds 33-fold increase in risk of pulmonary embolism shortly...

A study published by The BMJ has found a fivefold increase in the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a 33-fold increase in risk of pulmonary...

Urgent plea to government, judiciary, in wake of doctor killing

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF), umbrella body for the country’s IPAs, has issued a ‘very important plea’ to the South African government and...

E-cigarettes shown not to be ‘a safer alternative’

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, have demonstrated that frequent vaping can increase a person's risk of developing high blood sugar, or prediabetes, which is reversible...

R10m prize for research on mental health crisis amongst SA youth

Social Finance UK, a not-for-profit organization has partnered with global charitable foundation, Wellcome , to launch the Data Prize in Mental Health in the UK and SA. The...

Schemes’ NHI concerns in prospect for Friday’s webinar

Medical scheme risk managers will have the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns about National Health Insurance (NHI) when Dr Nicholas Crisp,...

Outrage over 0% increase in COIDA rand conversion factor

The Radiological Society of SA (RSSA) has expressed its outrage over the announcement that there will be a 0% tariff increase in the COIDA rand...