Outcome Measuring and Reporting – Vital to fixing the potholes in...

Outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) have the potential to address many failings in the South African health system. However, despite agreement among most stakeholders...

Available scientific evidence on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters...

An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine...

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Recent cannabis use associated with MI history in younger adults

Recent cannabis has been found to be associated with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) among younger adults by researchers in a study just...

IPAF, SAMA submit objections to ‘potentially dangerous’ pharmacist proposals

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF) and the SA Medical Association (SAMA) have both submitted comprehensive written objections to the SA Pharmacy Council (SAPC)...

Meet the woman behind the logistics and supply of SA’s Covid...

Bridget Barnard is Pfizer’s Supply Chain Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking to the Professional Body for Supply Chain Management (SAPIC) during a Women’s Month,...

Psoriasis not linked to pre-clinical markers of dementia

Psoriasis is not associated with pre-clinical markers of dementia risk or with mild cognitive impairment, but may be associated with a lower risk for...

Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

Wits and Netcare team up to vaccinate students and staff

Caption: Vaccinated and pictured at the launch of the site at Wits (left to rightr, are (left to right) Jerome September, dean of Wits...

Current guidelines may lead to antibiotic overuse for SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia

Current guidelines for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia would result in overuse of antibiotics at the time of intubation, researchers in a study published...

Africa’s first World Sexual Health Congress begins tomorrow*

The 25th Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS 2021), hosted by the Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA), will run virtually from tomorrow (9 September)...

Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital documentary on HCW’s Covid-19 fight to air on M-Net

“Somewhere there is a light at the end of this tunnel. We have to believe it. Let’s hope for the dawn to break.”  Those are...

Most highly allergic people can be safely immunized against COVID-19

Most highly allergic individuals can be safely immunized against COVID-19, Ronen Shavit, M.D., from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, and colleagues have...

Addressing fire risks in and around your home*

Fire is one of the major causes of outright insured losses in South Africa, yet it is also one of the most underestimated and...

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Double vaccination halves risk of long COVID, study finds

Adults who have received a double vaccination are 49% less likely to have Long COVID should they contract a COVID-19 infection, a new study...

Netcare awards top honour to highly respected specialist posthumously

Netcare has bestowed its top award, the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Award, posthumously on highly respected specialist physician and nephrologist, Dr Hendrik Viljoen (pictured above),...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...