Mitigating loneliness, anxiety in seniors

It is important clinicians pay close attention to the mental health of all patients, but particularly the elderly, with the restrictions being imposed to curb the spread...

Article addresses management of cancer care during COVID-19

Management of cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic is addressed in a special feature article published online in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer...

MPS issues guidance on remote consultation during COVID-19 pandemic

The current situation surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus has created a number of challenges, many of which relate to self-isolation and social distancing. For doctors,...

Medical sector cooperative developing niche products for shareholders

 MediCoop is developing investment, finance and insurance solutions specific for health professionals’ individual and business circumstances. MediCoop’s members are also shareholders.  Medicoop investment services MediCoop’s savings products...

Despite FWA Summit postponement, Section 59 report still to be released...

In its statement announcing the postponement of the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Summit from 2 to 3 April in Durban to a date...

COVID-19 challenge no time for corporate profits: SECTION27

The Treatment Action Campaign had to litigate against pharmaceutical companies back in 2001 to drop the price of medicines to treat HIV: "We do...

Africa Health moved from May to October

After consultation with partners from around the world, the organisers of the annual Africa Health Exposition and Conference have decided to postpone this year’s...

SAMA calls for telemedicine regulations to be relaxed in COVID-19 fight

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it supports the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa 15 March to contain the spread of coronavirus...

Germ destroying robots strengthening hospital infection prevention and control

With the increase in the spread of the novel coronavirus in South Africa, there has been a surge of interest among the public regarding...

SAMA advises surgeons to only provide emergency care

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African Medical Association advises that all surgeons should consider providing only emergency care. The COVID -19 pandemic is...

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Union to fight for doctor’s right to be protected against coronavirus

In the first COVID-19 labour-related court case in South Africa, trade union Solidarity will lodge an urgent application at the Labour Court on behalf...

Virus has natural origin, not ‘genetic engineering’

The analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or...

HPCSA announces contingency plans during COVID-19 outbreak

The HPCSA says it has invoked its Business Continuity Plan in the light of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster in the...

Coronavirus update for gastroenterologists and patients

A paper published in the journal, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology by clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai outlines key information gastroenterologists and patients with...

New treatment for ovarian cancer provides new hope for patients

The South African medical community has made important strides in treating ovarian cancer in the country, after three breakthrough procedures were recently performed at the Life Entabeni...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

SASA issues COVID-19 recommendations for specialists

Following its highly successful congress in Pretoria last week, the South African Society for Anaesthesiologists (SASA) has issued extensive communication aimed at ensuring that...