Discovery reacts to claims that suspension of payments caused woman’s death

Discovery Health says it will support the family of a KwaZulu-Natal woman who died after she was refused dialysis because the scheme suspended payments...

Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

New findings on C. auris transmission in the healthcare environment

Researchers have now shown that patients who are heavily colonised with Candida auris on their skin can shed the fungus and contaminate their surroundings. This finding...

WHO launches AWaRe tool to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Using the "access," "watch," and "reserve" designations established previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool to limit the use of...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Without an increase in public healthcare funding, NHI will not be...

Civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute of Economic Justice have urged Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to urgently increase...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Guidelines issued on sexually transmitted infections

Updated guidelines on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) address a number of dermatologic manifestations that are not always included in recommendations from other specialty groups,...

Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

SGLT2 inhibitor/exenatide combination may improve renal, mortality outcomes

Combination treatment of a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor with exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, may protect renal function and reduce all-cause...

Mortality may increase as red meat consumptions rises

Results of a study just published online in the BMJ have confirmed that increased red meat intake, especially processed red meat, is tied to...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Euphoria helps medical businesses save more than 50%

The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, including in the medical sector. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call...

Fat warning on advanced, fatal prostate cancer

The authors of a study published online this week in Cancer have warned that specific fat deposits, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference are...

Health Federation of SA to assist with NHI implementation

The Interim Chair of the soon-to-be-launched Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), Prof Morgan Chetty has invited all stakeholders in the public and private...