Pain and Anaesthesia

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...

Studies suggest fibromyalgia misdiagnosed in most cases

Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. A new Arthritis Care &...

SAMA Board withdraws Practice Cost Study results

The SAMA Board has decided to withdraw the results of the 2017/2018 Practice Cost Study conducted last year among GPs and specialists. It is not yet...

1 in 3 patients don’t reveal complementary medicine use

Research reveals that 1 in 3 complementary medicine (CM) users do not disclose their CM use to their medical providers, posing significant direct and indirect risks...

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...

Evidence of therapeutic efficacy substantial for cannabis use

Most qualifying conditions for which patients are licensed to use cannabis medically, a report published in the February issue of Health Affairs has assured, have...

Review finds antibiotic development increased, but insufficient

While the pipeline of new antibiotics has improved over the past six years, momentum in the development of new infection-fighting agents remains inadequate and could take...

Make health system, not health politics, a priority in tonight’s SONA

While President Cyril Ramaphosa identifying health as a focus area for his administration is to be welcomed, focusing on health does not mean passing an NHI...

Rise in overdoses from opioids in loperamide-containing diarrhoea drugs

Misuse of over-the-counter drugs with the ingredient loperamide can result in cardiac failure

26-28 August: Hospital Association of SA (HASA)

Venue: Cape Town ICC Contact: Candice Christians, Candice@incoso.co.za,  083 292 3006 Website: https://www.conferencehasa.co.za/

UCT partnership develops remote medication administering tool

Biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town and the Osmania University in India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to...

HMI seminars cancelled as budget constraints delays Final Report again

The Competition Commission has issued a statement that due to budget constraints the final report of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private sector will...

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria. Researchers from...

INDUSTRY NEWS: Locally developed e-scripting platform to enhance doctor, pharmacist prescription...

An e-scripting application which enables doctors to create a digital script and sign it with a password or PIN using their personal electronic signature,...

Evidence lacking for benefit of surgery for vertebral fractures

Surgical procedures do not appear to provide significant benefit for patients with vertebral fractures (VF), a second American Society for Bone and Mineral Research...

Expert teams to assist provinces in managing medical negligence claims

The National Health Department (NDoH) says it will start deploying teams of experts to provincial Health Departments from next month to help address and manage skyrocketing...

Negligence claims against state soar to R80.4 bn

Medical negligence claims against the state have tripled in the past year with the total value now exceeding R80 billion according to data obtained by Business...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...