Pain and Anaesthesia

GI bleeding on oral anticoagulants potential cancer ‘red flag’

Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract should not be seen as simply a manageable adverse effect of oral anticoagulation (OAC) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Rather,...

12J Investments Makes Tax Sense

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Section 12J for HCP’s

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Mediation saves Gauteng millions in medico-legal costs

The Gauteng Health Department says it has saved R10m in medico-legal costs by using mediation to settle medical negligence cases in the province. According to Health...

Section 12 J investments may benefit medical asset leasing companies

 The Tax Shop director, Bennie Groenewald, advised that medical asset leasing companies may benefit from Section 12J. This is of particular importance to funds...

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Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

CMS reinstates suspended head of legal services

The Council of Medical Schemes has reinstated its head of legal services, Craig Burton-Durham after he was suspended with four other senior officials last...

New data rank neurologic diagnoses by suicide risk

A small but significant increase in the risk for death by suicide occurs in the months immediately following diagnosis of specific neurologic disorders, results of a...

Nerve stimulation may offer relief for fibromyalgia sufferers

A new study suggests that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) during physical activity can significantly reduce fibromyalgia-associated pain.Researchers at the University of Iowa (Iowa...

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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...

International Conference on Burnout

Date: 25-27 July Venue: Sandton ICC Contact: claire@eoafrica.co.za Website: https://icob2020.co.za/It is our great pleasure to invite you to the first International Conference on Burnout (ICOB) 2020, to take place from Saturday, 25th July to...

Cardiovascular risks with marijuana use identified

In a review published in the January 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, potential associations are presented for marijuana use...

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...

When drugs don’t work – a growing global threat*

Research from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and the London School of Economics shows that doctors and nurses play a...

Prof Green-Thompson appointed new Dean of Health Sciences at UCT

Associate Professor Lionel Green-Thompson has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, effective...

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