OPEN LETTER: Stop victimisation of healthcare professionals and fix the public...

More than 140 of the country’s top healthcare leaders including clinicians in both the public and private healthcare sector, academics, scientists and health experts...

Gene testing athletes to prevent sudden cardiac death: strict recommendations

Recommendations on how to use gene testing to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes and enable safe exercise have just been published in the European...

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Unique Covid-friendly SA asthma solution goes to scale

A uniquely efficient, affordable asthma spacer using a 500ml plastic bottle and a special two-way valve is set to reduce mortality and morbidity among...

The current health system is ‘failing everyone’

By BH Groenewald* “Many poor people are denied care when they need it. Many privileged people are given treatment that they don’t need – some...

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Multisystem abnormalities persist after COVID-19 hospitalization

Patients after hospitalization with COVID-19 have persistent multisystem abnormalities, including cardio-renal involvement and haemostasis pathway activation, Scottish researchers have reported in a study published...

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University, NAEP pay tribute to renowned asthma specialist, Prof Robin Green

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP) have been among the many institutions and organisations to pay tribute this...

Negative findings in PPI cardiovascular risk study

A team of Korean researchers who investigated cardiovascular risk due to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment using a self-controlled case series (SCCS) study design...

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BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

Turning kids off vaping before they get addicted

Campaigning drug authorities in the US claim to be responsible for a 66% rise in risk and harm perception among vaping teenagers whose developmental...

Buying hearing devices online vs seeing an independent audiologist*

Today, people with hearing impairments can gain access to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing devices that leverage artificial intelligence to perform audiologic functions. Since these devices...

Single payer: NHI ‘not doomed from the start’

Many countries have single payer universal healthcare (UHC) systems, so South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “is not doomed from the start”, Victoria...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...