Available scientific evidence on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters...

An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine...

App launched to improve ADHD care in children

Local pharmaceutical company, Pharma Dynamics, has partnered with an innovative tech partner to launch a new app, geared to help parents and the care...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: ‘Negligence problem threshold’ of medical error criminalisation...

First Covid-19 vaccine trial in South African children commences

 As more and more data become available of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines to prevent severe disease and death, South Africa will today (10...

Recent cannabis use associated with MI history in younger adults

Recent cannabis has been found to be associated with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) among younger adults by researchers in a study just...

Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

Addressing fire risks in and around your home*

Fire is one of the major causes of outright insured losses in South Africa, yet it is also one of the most underestimated and...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Nicholas Crisp appointed acting Deputy DG of Health

Dr Nicholas Crisp has been appointed acting Director-General of Health, only a day after rumours started to surface that the DG, Dr Sandile Buthelezi could...

Double vaccination halves risk of long COVID, study finds

Adults who have received a double vaccination are 49% less likely to have Long COVID should they contract a COVID-19 infection, a new study...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

COVID-19 prominent on SA Heart Congress agenda

This year’s SA Heart Congress (#SAHeartCongress) will be held on a virtual stage enabling some of the best international and local speakers to share their dynamic experiences...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Periodontitis linked with new onset heart disease

Gum disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease: the more severe the periodontitis, the higher the risk. The findings will be...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

Outcomes measurement system vital to improve patient care in SA

Despite there being a general agreement in the South African healthcare sector that the establishment of an outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) system is...