Health professionals supportive of medicinal cannabis, but…

There is a fundamental difference between being supportive of medicinal cannabis and being directly responsible for its delivery, lead author of a review on...

Non-payments, PMBs, and other bugs in the medical scheme system

The medical aid claims system is complex beyond the average member’s understanding and this leads to all kinds of issues with non-payment, which needn’t be the...

New doctors’ DNA ages 6 times faster than normal in first...

A new study finds that the long work hours of an intern’s first year of medical residency are associated with accelerated cellular aging. It’s the first longitudinal...

Bacteria’s role in recurrent UTIs in postmenopause detailed

Researchers have found that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs). The study by researchers at...

Note-reading by patients important for health management

Patients find note reading important for their health management and are rarely troubled by what they read, according to a study published in the May issue...

Hospital networks restricting growth, Netcare warns

Netcare has warned that operating conditions in the private healthcare sector are becoming more challenging in the light of an increasing number of medical schemes introducing...

Call for “greener” medical and healthcare conferences

While commemorating World Environment Day on 05 June, the responsibility to our planet should encourage everyone to commit to this priority

HPCSA warns against unethical conduct in optometry

The HPCSA has expressed its concern about the unethical conduct as well as transgressions of guidelines and policies by some practitioners registered with the Professional Board...

SAMA expresses concern about well-being of SA nurses

As the world celebrated International Nurses Day yesterday (12 May), SAMA has expressed its concern about the well-being of nurses in the country. SAMA Chair, Dr...

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Collision rate most critical SA road accident issue

While litigation practices surrounding the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and concerns about its proposed replacement, the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS), have to be...

1st Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards

A first of its kind in Kenya, the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards has taken on the mantle and seeks to change the narrative and...

Accountability frameworks needed now to counter medical negligence liability: Van den...

Pre-existing contingent liability resulting from medico-legal claims in the public health service that cannot be avoided and which is now impacting on the Government’s fiscal liability is...

Observation feasible strategy for some eyes with diabetic macular edema

For eyes with center-involved diabetic macular edema (CI-DME) and good visual acuity, vision loss does not differ after initial management with aflibercept versus laser...

FPD Ultrasound Courses

SHORT COURSES - B LENDED LEARNING(THE BLENDED LEARNING APPROACH CONSISTS OF ONLINE TEACHING & LEARNING AS WELL AS FACE TO FACE CONTACT TUITION SESSIONS).  ...

Medical cannabis safe, effective for neurologic symptoms in the elderly

Medical cannabis may be safe and effective in the treatment of a wide range of chronic symptoms related to various neurologic illnesses in elderly patients, early research...

Nurse sacked, banned for negligence leading to infant death

Barely a week after the Standard highlighted plight of a woman who lost her baby hours after delivery on what was termed as nurse’s negligence; the accused nurse has been sacked and disciplinary procedures recommended to the Nursing Council of Kenya.