COVID-19 vaccination more likely with provider recommendation

Adults who receive a provider recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination are more likely to have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine, research published...

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Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

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Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

Reporting a doctor who is an antivaxxer to the HPCSA is not an issue if his or her reasons are not science based, Prof...

Real-world study demonstrates benefits of allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis

Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (AIT) effectively diminishes symptoms of allergic rhinitis, reduces the need for medication, and improves quality of life, according to a real-world...

Proposals to curb escalating medico-legal claims released for comment

With medical negligence claims in both the private and public healthcare sector escalating to billions of rands in the past few years, the South...

Groote Schuur opens first-of-a-kind Diabetes Centre

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) has officially launched its state-of-the-art Diabetes Centre aimed at promoting a culture of excellence in diabetes-related primary healthcare in the...

“Boosting with JnJ still better than no booster”: Experts

Despite mounting evidence that people who got a traditional vector-based vaccine such as JnJ as a first shot had a stronger immune response against...

Managing healthcare delivery in future…

The growing trend of patients demanding better healthcare experiences, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being put to work, new healthcare models threatening...

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Stopping clawbacks from funders could be “catastrophic”

If the SA Society of Physiotherapy’s (SASP) should succeed in its court bid to declare unconstitutional Section 59(3) of the Medical Scheme Act (MSA)...

Initiative to boost local medical device industry potential, capacity

While the South African medical device industry has enormous potential and capacity, it is fragmented and not functioning optimally. Constraints to growth of the sector,...

Need for uniformity in device-related funding stressed

Medical device and funding industry representatives have agreed that, mainly because of the fragmented nature of both relationships and processes, uniform measures have to...

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Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...

Rollout of JnJ booster jab to HCWs to start in November

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says it is working with the Department of Health, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)...