Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

SASA issues COVID-19 recommendations for specialists

Following its highly successful congress in Pretoria last week, the South African Society for Anaesthesiologists (SASA) has issued extensive communication aimed at ensuring that...

Cipla launches special ARV formulation for children with HIV

In recent years, there has been significant advances in the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. However, according to UNAIDS, there were...

First children’s sepsis guidelines released by Surviving Sepsis Campaign

The international Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released its first evidence-based guideline the management of septic shock and sepsis-associated organ dysfunction in children. The...

Sleep difficulties perfectly normal for babies, study confirms

New parents who struggle to get babies to sleep through the night may not be doing anything wrong, according to new research suggesting that...

Study shows promise for urine-based test for HPV-linked cervical cancer

In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, researchers compared urine testing to other screening methods in detecting women at risk for...

Altron ‘mede’-clusters take hold under HealthTech banner*

While it has been very much a case of business as usual for the three Altron entities, MedeMass, MediSwitch and MedeServe as they have become clustered under...

CMS: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

In this article that originally appeared in Fin24, the CEO and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane explains why the...

Overcrowding blamed for klebsiella deaths at Tembisa Hospital

The Gauteng Health Department has blamed overcrowding and a shortage of nurses for the outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae at the Tembisa Hospital on the...

Input required on measures to stem codeine abuse in SA

Concern over the abuse of codeine-containing medicines, especially in South Africa has prompted the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to request input...

ICU babies better protected from parental bacteria

A Johns Hopkins Medicine research team has reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that it has developed and tested a relatively...

Payment-in-kind ruling hailed as groundbreaking for future medical negligence cases

The recent ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg that the future medical needs of victims of medical negligence can be covered by payment...

New autism recommendations emphasise importance of early intervention

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its clinical recommendations on autism spectrum disorder for the first time in 12 years, analysing the...

CMS to scrap low-cost benefit options

In a surprising move, the Council for Medical Schemes has announced that all Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBOs) used by low-income earners in the country...

SA HIV researchers among highest cited globally

Distinguished HIV/ Aids scientists and SAMRC Extramural Unit Directors, Profs Salim Abdool Karim and Lynn Morris have been named by Web of Science Group...

SASOG calls healthcare professionals to action in fight against gender-based violence

In South Africa, a woman is killed every three hours and according to the World Health Organisation, is five times more likely to be...