Paediatric intensive care ambulance now operational in SA

A new Netcare 911 paediatric intensive care ambulance has been specially designed and equipped to safely transport critically ill children who need to be transferred between...

Global resolution on rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease

Member States of the World Health Organization have unanimously adopted a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health...

Lack of exposure to infection may trigger childhood leukaemia

A major new analysis reveals for the first time the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukaemia, following more than a century of controversy about...

Paediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal...

Majority of premature infants still exposed to early antibiotics

Most premature infants, who are at risk for sepsis but who may not have a culture confirmation of infection, continue to receive early antibiotics in the first...

SASCRO Census: relative shortage of practising oncologists countrywide

Among the more significant challenges facing the country’s oncology services at present is the “progressive decrease” in specialist radiation oncologists in the academic/state sector,...

Are the proposed medical schemes amendments likely to benefit members?

In the wake of reports about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposals for ushering in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate, how are...

Blood type determines severity of E.coli diarrhoea

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with "travellers' diarrhoea" as well as children in underdeveloped areas of the world, causes...

SA Heart Congress deadline for abstract submissions extended

In a final call for abstract submissions, the organising committee of this year’s  SA Heart Congress at Sun City from 4 to 7 October...

Why “sorry” is the hardest word for doctors to say

When things go wrong, appropriate communication by medical practitioners with a patient and their relatives is a skill perfected over time. When, how and in what...

New sepsis treatment guidelines focus on critical first hour

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based...

24-26 August: South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAAPS) Congress

Contact: Carina du Plessis: carina@londocor.co.za Website: www.saaps2018.co.zaWelcome to the SAAPS Conference 2018 Dear SAAPS members, dear friends We are glad to inform you that 2018 SAAPS Congress will...

The clinical benefits of hope

“All people with serious medical problems have one thing in common – they are searching for hope.” This is the experience of Drs Jerome Groopman and...

Ginger could prevent vomiting in children and save lives

In a new study, ginger was found to reduce the severity and duration of vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis. The results could have numerous health...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Medical negligence: State to review law

The Justice Department says it would be reviewing the State Liability Act in a bid to deal with the rapid increase in medical malpractice claims against...