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...

Beating SA’s medical litigation crisis: the race is on

Although it is expected that the growing medical litigation crisis in South Africa will continue in the foreseeable future, reforms and measures are being considered… and...

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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‘The patient will see you now….’

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Returning to work after stroke: predictors and a paradox

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PPPs in health on the rise in Africa

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Commemoration of Menstrual Health Day in Namibia

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Government partnerships to fight HIV gaining traction

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First 3D printed human corneas tested

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Associative memory test aids prediction of dementia risk

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