COVID-19 will permanently change SA’s healthcare landscape

While the COVID-19 outbreak is going to require massive healthcare resources to deal with, and stretch the health system to breaking point, it may...

MediCoop partners with Aon to deliver risk and insurance broking solutions...

As leaders in the medical malpractice insurance broking market, Aon has over 15 years’ experience in the provision of medical malpractice insurance broking solutions...

Working on AI process to predict ARDS in COVID-19

Data from patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be used to develop a model that can predict who will develop acute respiratory distress...

Two studies confirm CKD link with uncontrolled BP

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), two studies published online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology have shown, is associated with uncontrolled blood...

Higher intake of fruits, vegetables tied to fewer menopause symptoms

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may lessen menopause symptoms, researchers have suggested in a study recently published in Menopause. Maryam Safabakhsh, M.S.P.H., from Tehran...

J&J signs deal with US to produce future coronavirus vaccines

The US government has cut deals with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna  and said it is in talks with at least two other companies...

Medications safe to use in COVID-19 treatment

A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19. The study, led...

Lockdown in SA: Netcare suspends pharmacy services to the public

The Netcare hospital group has implemented more measures to help curb the spread of the covid-19 virus. Five days after announcing that visiting hours had...

Cipla advises on mental health issues during lockdown

 As South Africa is currently in a three-week nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many people are experiencing heightened feelings of...

Dis-Chem Pharmacists Train on the Go with Smart Cnnect

In-store advertising innovator Smart Media has partnered with e-learning provider Cnnect to launch a game-changing new way to train all Dis-Chem pharmacy staff on...

SAHPRA warns against using Rapid Test Kits for diagnosis of COVID-19

The South African Health Products Regulatory Agency (SAHPRA) has pointed out that the so-called Rapid Test Kits (serological test kits) that are being offered...

Urgent plea to companies to divert PPE stocks to healthcare sector

Business for SA’s Public Health Workgroup has called on all companies, especially those in lockdown, to urgently divert their stocks of personal protective equipment...

ICD 10 updates in latest COVID-19 coding guidelines

The Private Healthcare Information Standards Committee (PHISC) in South Africa has issued an urgent communication on the clinical coding of COVID-19 with guidelines to its full membership...

COVID-19 data analysis standardised to assist international research

Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) have launched a new database to advance the international research efforts studying COVID-19. The publicly-available, free-to-use resource*...

Alcohol ‘unhelpful coping strategy’, but…

Alcohol is an “unhelpful coping strategy” for the possible stress and isolation of coronavirus lockdown, but it is also vital that drug and alcohol services remain accessible...

Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19: Surviving...

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has asked MedBrief Africa to share the latest Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Covid-19 drafted...

SA healthcare workers prioritised for flu shots amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health workers are to be prioritised to receive the flu vaccine this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccines are pre-ordered a year...

Stellenbosch University and biotech company developing treatment for severe COVID-19 symptoms

Stellenbosch University (SU) and AzarGen Biotechnologies, a South African biotechnology company focused on developing human therapeutic proteins using advanced genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques in...