Calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm on World Patient...

The world today (17 September) celebrates the first World Patient Day which focuses on the millions of patients harmed each year due to unsafe...

Immediate enforcement of safety legislation in public health facilities needed: SAMA

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the non-compliance of health and safety standards at public health facilities is cause for great concern, and...

High risk of internalizing behaviours in teen social media use

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social...

NHI supported in principle but contradictions in Bill need to be...

If government wants private stakeholders to accept its NHI plans as set out in the recently released NHI Bill and collaborate with it to...

OPINION: No mandatory requirement for South Africans to join Fund under...

The publication of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa.   The...

Good sleep, limiting screen time help with impulse control

Adequate sleep along with limits on screen time helps reduce impulsivity in children, a study just published online in Pediatrics suggests. Michelle D. Guerrero, PhD, with...

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Health Minister and DA square off on NHI Bill

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says he is not concerned about the DA’s threat to take the draft NHI Bill to the Constitutional Court as...

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Guidance updated for managing infants at group B strep risk

New guidelines for the management and treatment of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in infants have just been published online in Pediatrics. Karen M. Puopolo, M.D.,...

PCNS warns about scam

The Private Code Numbering System (PCNS) is warning all healthcare professionals that the BHF's name has recently been used falsely to send SMS’s to PCNS...

Travellers should be aware of measles risk in Europe

Travellers need to be aware of measles in Europe and should ensure children are adequately vaccinated, a study published online this week in Pediatrics has...

Research suggests gut health associated with restless legs syndrome

Preliminary research suggests an association between small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and restless legs syndrome (RLS), supporting emerging research linking gut microbial health to sleep health. While...

E-consults can streamline, simplify care in allergy and immunology

A study published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice has found that electronic consultations (e-consults) in allergy and immunology...

S. aureus link to food sensitization in eczema

In children with eczema, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization has been associated with food sensitization and allergy independent of eczema severity. In their study published online in the Journal of Allergy...

Doctor pharmacist collaboration essential to cut out iatrogenesis risks

South African patients are essentially getting a raw deal when it comes to medication counselling and assured adherence “In the United States they experience from...

Schemes’ forensic units ‘laws unto themselves’: IPAF

The Independent Practitioner Association Foundation of South Africa (IPAF), in a firmly worded position statement* on fraud and alleged racism by medical schemes just...

Recordkeeping and the value of the mundane

The recent judgment (on 7 May 2019) of the Gauteng High Court in amongst others, Viviers and MEC for Health Gauteng, is unexceptionable on the facts...