Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Thinning of retina linked to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells

Eye examination can help detect abuse in children

Health professionals have a responsibility to consider abuse in the differential diagnosis of paediatric eye trauma

NHI should take heed of HMI recommendations: SAPPF

As the deadline approaches for the submission on comment on the NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, government has been urged to wait for the Health Market Inquiry’s final report in November before going ahead with the implementation of the two pieces of legislation

Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer’s risk

Age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma were all associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in a new study

Crisis summit on implications of NHI Bill on clinical practice

Trade union, Solidarity’s Guild for Health Care Practitioners invites GPs and specialists to attend a crisis summit on the recently released NHI Bill

Blue light from digital devices hastens blindness

Blue light exposure found to cause retinal to trigger reactions that generate poisonous chemical molecules in photoreceptor cells

Results of SAMA’s Practice Cost Studies to be released soon

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it hopes to make the results of the Practice Cost Study (PCS) surveys conducted since August last year available...

Cataract surgery may cut risk of serious car accidents

Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, a...

URGENT REMINDER: SAPPF Annual General Meeting

This is a reminder of the 9th Annual General Meeting of members that will be held at the Inter-Continental Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, at 10h00 on Saturday, 14 July...

SAMA concerned about “induced-demand” claims in HMI Provisional Report

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has raised concerns about certain aspects of the provisional report of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private health...

Private healthcare market fraught with problems, HMI report reveals

The Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Report has found numerous problems and practices in the private healthcare sector that are driving up healthcare costs and distort competition

Medical scheme body anticipates mainly positive HMI report

The Health Funders Association (HFA) says it hopes the HMI Provisional Report to be released tomorrow (5 July) will recommend interventions to ensure that the private sector can contribute to a sustainable universal healthcare system

A.D.A.M. to provide docs with CME/CPD accredited specialist content

African healthcare providers now have access to CME/CPD accredited, online specialist content from leading international universities through the A.D.A.M. Suite of Healthcare Products

What to expect from HMI findings?

The seriously delayed Health Market Inquiry (HMI), which is tasked with probing the cost drivers of SA’s private healthcare market, is now set to publish its...

SAMA weighs in on NHI Bill

SAMA says while the recently released NHI Bill contains good and bad news, many aspects remain vague and need more detailed clarification

Life Healthcare withdraws objections to HMI Provisional Report

The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has confirmed that it will release its Provisional Report on the private healthcare sector on Thursday, 5 July after Life Healthcare...

Life Healthcare stops release of HMI preliminary report

The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has confirmed that objections from Life Healthcare have forced it to delay the publication of its preliminary findings and recommendations again.  The...

Life Healthcare stops release of HMI preliminary report

The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has confirmed that objections from Life Healthcare have forced it to delay the publication of its preliminary findings and recommendations again.  The...