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The benefits of online doctor consultations

Doctors don't make house calls anymore; these days, the expectation is that if you need to see the doctor, you will travel to them...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

What SA dietitians say about the planetary health diet

For the first time in human history there is a proposal on the table that all the world's people follow the same diet...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 2 days ago

Chronic kidney disease needs to be redefined

Is the label "chronic kidney disease" helpful to patients or clinicians?

3 days ago

Gauteng's plan to clear surgery backlog

In a bid to address surgical backlogs, Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has sent a letter of request to facilitate a handover of the site where Soshanguve District Hospital will be built...

14 Mar 2019

Are foreigners really entitled to free healthcare in South Africa?

Directives recently issued by the national and Gauteng health departments requiring foreign nationals to pay in full for healthcare at public facilities weren't only a threat to public health, they may have been downright illegal...

By Sasha Stevenson 13 Mar 2019

WHO puts influenza plan in place

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza.

12 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

By Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

Concerns over incomplete FS drug treatment centre

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development wants to have a meeting with the National Treasury and the Department of Public Works as to why a drug treatment centre in the Free State has not been completed...

7 Mar 2019

Gauteng Health signs MoU with medical aid schemes

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH), in partnership with medical aid schemes and their administrators, has officially signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a public-private partnership...

7 Mar 2019

Antibiotic resistance: public awareness campaigns might not work

Pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa, are becoming ever more resistant to drugs. People speed up this natural process by over-using antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs in medicine and agriculture..

By Marco Haenssgen 6 Mar 2019

What the 2019 budget means for healthcare consumers

National Health Insurance (NHI) is critical to creating a quality functioning healthcare system for all South Africans...

5 Mar 2019

Gauteng Health in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patients

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients to 16...

4 Mar 2019

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