Proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects

Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to a new study led by Washington...

Pain management protocol sends 92% of cancer surgery patients home with...

A specialised pain management programme for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just 8% going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to...

Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help

Recent research suggests that the bacteria that naturally populate the human gut may play an extensive role not just in a person's physical health,...

Experts go toe-to-toe over esketamine depression study

The ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of recently FDA-approved esketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) spilled over into a heated toe-to-toe discussion at...

Sitting device sleeping when not travelling could pose risk

About 3% of sleep-related infant deaths occur in a sitting device such as a car safety seat (CSS) that is not being used for...

CMS announces details of probe into medical schemes

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says it hopes its probe into allegations of unethical conduct by medical schemes against medical practitioners will solve the issue...

Benzodiazepine use in early pregnancy tied to miscarriage

Exposure to any benzodiazepine in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for spontaneous abortion (SA), new research suggests. Using data from the Quebec Pregnancy Cohort...

Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard poultry

Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with Salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Open heart surgery betters stent option for multivessel disease

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may be a better treatment option than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for most patients with more than one...

Quitting smoking lowers risk for bladder cancer postmenopause

A study report in the May issue of Cancer Prevention Research has shown that former smokers among postmenopausal women have a reduced risk for...

Study supports effectiveness of esketamine nasal spray in treatment-resistant depression

New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry supports the effectiveness and safety of esketamine nasal spray in treating depression in people who have not...

SIU probe into HPCSA welcomed

The HPCSA has welcomed the probe by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into the Council. In a notice in the Government Gazette on Friday, President Cyril...

Ethics key to professional healthcare in SA

South African healthcare is currently under severe pressure due to a steady increase in the number of incidents of medical malpractice that almost inevitably resulted in...

Medico-legal crisis videos for top office released

In a unique initiative intended to bring the extent of the medico-legal crisis in South Africa directly to the attention State President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Recommendations to address SA’s medico-legal crisis: SASOG

Following the recent unprecedented Medico-Legal Crisis Meeting in Johannesburg aimed at getting President Cyril Ramaphosa directly involved in addressing the crisis, the South African Society of...

Healthcare Federation of SA to be launched in July

Deliberations on the launch of a South African Chapter of the African Health Federation, which commenced during the African Health Business symposium in Johannesburg...

Men ignore serious health risks of steroid abuse in pursuit of...

Many men continue to abuse steroids despite knowing that they have serious, life-limiting and potentially lethal side effects, according to findings presented at the European Society of...

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented at the European Society of Endocrinology annual...