Eyes reveal early Alzheimer’s disease

Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, non-invasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's...

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Limpopo tops Discovery’s fraud list

Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client...

Nominations called for 5th Annual Titanium Awards

All individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by creating affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare throughout the Southern...

Public health medico-legal claims will render NHI ‘stillborn’ – medico-legal expert

Even if there are funds to implement National Health Insurance (NHI) as envisaged, Donald Dinnie, well-known medico-legal practitioner, has predicted that the scheme will be “stillborn” due...

Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections

A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits. The...

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Primary care providers can improve diabetic retinopathy screening

Screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in primary care settings has the potential to reach most adults with diabetes, a brief report published online in JAMA...

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

OPHTHALMOLOGY: December 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Earn 3 clinical CPD points

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

OPHTHALMOLOGY: December 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Earn 3 clinical CPD points

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

NHI Bill expected to be presented to Cabinet today

Civil societies have urgently called on government for proper consideration of public comments on the NHI Bill which is expected to be presented to...

Date: 20-24 March 2019: 49th National Congress of the Ophthalmological Society...

Venue: Cape Town ICC Contact: ossacongress@telkomsa.net Website: https://www.ossa2019.co.za/Dear Friends and Colleagues It is my pleasure to invite you to the 49th Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa...

Early life factors predictive of myopia identified

Factors include maternal education, hours spent playing computer games

Eye scans could detect early Alzheimer disease

Retinal thickness and microvasculature alterations implicated in the disease

Summit deliberations lacked anything new: Sonderup

More attention could have been given to ‘elephant in the room’