BREAKING NEWS: Court declares Certificate of Need unconstitutional and invalid

In a major victory for healthcare professionals and Solidarity, the High Court in Pretoria has declared Sections 36 to 40 of the National Health...

OPEN LETTER: Stop victimisation of healthcare professionals and fix the public...

More than 140 of the country’s top healthcare leaders including clinicians in both the public and private healthcare sector, academics, scientists and health experts...

Contributory negligence, apportionment of damages: shared liability not to be overlooked

The steep increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits in South Africa in the past few years - with obstetricians, gynaecologists and neurosurgeons...

Gene testing athletes to prevent sudden cardiac death: strict recommendations

Recommendations on how to use gene testing to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes and enable safe exercise have just been published in the European...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer...

Long COVID cognitive problems serious among elderly

Reports are indicating that long COVID-19 shows cognitive problems in the elderly that can be equivalent to dropping 10 points in IQ. “Such a dramatic change in...

Unique Covid-friendly SA asthma solution goes to scale

A uniquely efficient, affordable asthma spacer using a 500ml plastic bottle and a special two-way valve is set to reduce mortality and morbidity among...

Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer still subject to disciplinary...

Despite the lifting of his suspension and the Gauteng Department of Health indicating that the “matter was resolved amicably”, it appears as if disciplinary...

Twenty-minute vigorous physical activity daily advised for young teens

Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity (VPA) seems to be best for maximizing cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in adolescents, a study published online this...

Legislative dysfunction defers complementary medicine victory

By Chris Bateman  “The current regime imposed on complementary medicines is tantamount to imposing Boeing specifications on a bicycle.” – Anthony Rees There is ‘no way’...

Top stories you may have missed

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

Suspended paediatrician reinstated at Rahima Moosa after national outcry

Twenty-four hours after he was put on precautionary suspension for writing a letter in the Daily Maverick in which he spoke out about the...

Multisystem abnormalities persist after COVID-19 hospitalization

Patients after hospitalization with COVID-19 have persistent multisystem abnormalities, including cardio-renal involvement and haemostasis pathway activation, Scottish researchers have reported in a study published...

Call for SA Heart Congress abstracts

The Organising Committee of the SA Heart “FACE TO FACE: The case for Hybrid Cardiology” congress, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from...

Death notification forms: Take a breath before signing them off –...

Chris Bateman Knowing the law is essential to confidently handling any familial or professional pressure when writing up a death notice - and to avoid...

ALLSA 2022: Allergies behind the mask

Elangeni Hotel, Durban. 15-17 September 2022

Babies exposed to COVID in the womb show neurodevelopmental changes, research...

Babies born to mothers who suffered COVID-19 disease during pregnancy seem to exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes at six weeks, according to a preliminary...

SAMA to file contempt of court papers against Limpopo Health MEC...

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) will today (6 June) file urgent papers with the Limpopo High Court of contempt of court against the...