Non-persistence, low adherence to BP agents common in under 65s

Non-persistence and low adherence are common among younger adults initiating anti-hypertensive medications and have not improved over time, investigators in a study published in...

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Half of patients don’t tell doctors life-threatening details

Almost half of patients may be withholding information that could threaten their lives, a new study suggests. Responses from 4510 people in two national online...

Health Minister and DA square off on NHI Bill

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says he is not concerned about the DA’s threat to take the draft NHI Bill to the Constitutional Court as...

How SA’s NHI Bill release was reported to the world media

Under the heading ‘South Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 billion’, the following is international news agency Reuters’ report on the NHI...

NHI Bill to be unpacked at HASA conference

The Hospital Association of SA (HASA) will host a special session at its upcoming conference on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that was...

Local breakthrough in amputee pain management

An incident in which a University of Cape Town (UCT) physiotherapy student saw an amputee sobbing due to unbearable pain that could not be...

Some lessons – and comfort – for obstetricians and gynaecologists

It is worthwhile revisiting the 2014 Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in the matter of Sibisi and Dr Maitin for the positive lessons it...

SASOG launches clinical enhancement programme for women’s health

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) has introduced ‘BetterGyn’, a  clinical care and governance programme to complement its existing initiative, the...

NHI model will harm entire healthcare system: SAPPF

 Although the concept of Universal Health Coverage and access to quality healthcare for all South Africans are supported, the South African Private Practitioners’ Forum...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

NHI Bill released, but still no answers to critical questions

The National Health Insurance Bill has officially been introduced to Parliament and a copy of the document was made available to the public at...

Generic utilisation up, increase in medicine expenditure down, Mediscor report shows

The latest report by pharmaceutical benefits management (PBM) organisation, Mediscor shows a significant increase in the use of generics in South Africa with the...

BP, waist circumference, lipids should be measured regularly – Guidelines

Guidelines just published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism have stressed once again that blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and...

KZN gets first multidisciplinary centre for endocrinology and heart care

A multi-disciplinary Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Heart Care has opened at Netcare uMhlanga Hospital near Durban. The centre is the first of its...

Flu vaccine reduces risk of dying for elderly ICU patients

A new study shows that elderly people who have been admitted to an intensive care units have less risk of dying and of suffering...

‘Stressors’ in middle age women point to later cognitive decline

A new analysis of data on more than 900 Baltimore adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has linked stressful life experiences among middle-aged women...