Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

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...

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...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

OPINION: A call for strengthened private and public healthcare systems in...

Never let a good crisis go to waste. That's what we are seeing in a time of the coronavirus crisis. Governments the world over...

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...

SAMLA to host conference on case management in medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Legal Association (SAMLA) is inviting doctors to attend a two-day conference on case management in medico-legal cases from 21-22 October in Cape Town

New staging system estimates time to kidney failure in children

Clinicians can use a combination of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), proteinuria, and type of chronic kidney disease to estimate how soon children will progress to...

Blood test predicts spastic cerebral palsy

Although most children (85-90%) with cerebral palsy are born with it, diagnosis may be delayed until 2+ years of age. A diagnosis is made by monitoring...

Common use of peripherally inserted central catheters could be risky

Many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the...

Noise pollution in hospitals impacting on care

Excessive noise in hospitals has been linked to intensive care psychosis, hospitalisation induced stress, increased pain sensitivity, high blood pressure, and poor mental health.

Netcare acts swiftly at Pholoso Hospital to stop coronavirus spread

Netcare says it has responded swiftly at its Pholoso Hospital in Polokwane to implement a range of additional, precautionary preventative COVID-19 measures after a patient died...

Overweight mother’s breast milk possible child obesity risk factor

In new research just published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it has been suggested that the composition of breast milk in normal...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

Elective caesarean doubles risk of overweight infant

Clinicians encouraged to discuss potential long-term implications of elective caesarean delivery on child metabolic outcomes

Probiotics effective for functional abdominal pain in children

Study participants who received probiotics were significantly more likely to have improvements in pain than those on placebo

OPINION: Nationalising healthcare to save lives in SA, a disastrous consideration

In her article, “Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?”*published in Mail & Guardian on 12 April, Nimi...

Improved hand hygiene and patient decolonisation help curb S. aureus transmission...

Adherence to proven protocols for disinfecting surgeons' hands, patients' skin, and operating room surfaces could help to halt the spread of dangerous Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pathogens in the...