JnJ booster shown to be 85% effective against Covid-19 hospitalisation in...

 Preliminary results from the Phase 3b Sisonke study in South African healthcare workers show that a homologous booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson...

Intermittent fasting shows weight loss, cardiometabolic benefits

Intermittent fasting is associated with beneficial anthropometric and cardiometabolic outcomes, according to a review just published online in JAMA Network Open. Chanthawat Patikorn, Pharm.D., from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok,...

Wishes from MED BRIEF AFRICA

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy...

Work e-mail intruding on time off can be health hazard

A recent survey of workers suggests that more than 1 in 4 people feel obligated to check their inboxes and respond to messages when...

Journal slams ‘incompetent’ Facebook fact-checking over vaccine article

Editors at The BMJ have released an urgent request to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and parent company Meta regarding a recent "fact-check" on the medical trade journal's...

COVID-19 vaccination more likely with provider recommendation

Adults who receive a provider recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination are more likely to have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine, research published...

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British PM’s take on Omicron ‘alarmist’: SAMA chair

British prime minister Boris Johnston’s take on the Omicron variant is ‘alarmist’, SA Medical Association chair, Dr Angelique Coetzee, told British TV Sky News...

Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

Higher habitual coffee intake may slow cognitive decline

Increased coffee consumption by cognitively normal older adults is associated with slower cognitive decline and a lower likelihood of transitioning to mild cognitive impairment...

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Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

Reporting a doctor who is an antivaxxer to the HPCSA is not an issue if his or her reasons are not science based, Prof...

SAMA asks for specialised ‘Medical Courts’ to deal with medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says specialised ‘Medical Courts’ – similar to Labour Courts – must be established to deal with medico-legal cases....

New variant not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine inaccessibility still a...

Although likely to be more transmissible than the other variants, the new omnicron variant won’t have any impact on the COVID disease itself as...

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Trial of nasal vaccine for Alzheimer Disease begins

The first human clinical trial of a nasal vaccine to slow the progression of Alzheimer disease is set to begin after nearly 20 years...

Cannabis use in pregnancy associated with anxiety, hyperactivity risk in offspring

Mothers who use cannabis during pregnancy risk disrupting immune gene networks in the placenta and potentially increasing the risk of anxiety and hyperactivity in...

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