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...

SAPPF to hold special general meeting on 27 March

The Board of Directors of SAPPF has recently resolved to allow membership of SAPPF to Physiotherapists, Optometrists, General Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Professionals. In order to...

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...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

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

Minimally invasive retinal detachment treatment found to have better outcomes

Next step is to educate surgeons worldwide about the 'art' of this elegant procedure, ‘so that the excellent outcomes achieved in this trial can be replicated worldwide’

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

Stem cell implantation shows promise for retinitis pigmentosa

Findings offer some indication of medium-term safety of subretinal implantation of adipose tissue

Constitutional rights need to be better reflected in final HMI report...

Panel also urged to seek commitment from inquiry subject stakeholders to participate in reforms constructively

Incident contrast sensitivity common in middle-aged adults

Factors linked to elevated risk include cadmium level in highest quintile, older age, more plaque sites

Health professional numbers in SA up by more than 50% –...

But distribution of healthcare providers remains disproportionate in terms of geographical location and population needs

Corneal infection from sleeping in contacts detailed

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage

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

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

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