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#Budget2018: Medical aid credits stay, but NHI funding model still unclear

Lebo Motsumi

The approximately eight-million people in South Africa who rely on medical tax credits to subsidise the cost of existing medical aid schemes can breathe a sigh of
Discovery offers aid in public health
Discovery CEO Adrian Gore says he would welcome the opportunity to partner with the government in scaling some of the insurer's healthcare innovations across the public sector, at no financial benefit... read
Research into better heart valve replacement options

Olivia Rose-Innes

Albeit a lifesaving procedure, heart valve replacement is fraught with problems ranging from blood clotting to tissue degeneration. The field is long overdue for innovation... read
Counting the cost of cancer medication

Lynne du Toit

The patient is often the loser in the race between original, clone and generic oncology medication producers... read
Chronic Diseases
The big four - know your numbers

Issued By Bonitas

If you look at the exponential growth of chronic lifestyle diseases then it is not difficult to understand why Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, maintains chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are putting a huge strain on the country's health care system... read
Hospital Groups
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)


A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)... read
Medical Research
More patient education needed on respiratory conditions

Issued By Cipla

There is a significant need in South Africa for education around respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, according to Dr Shaunagh Emanuel, honorary secretary of the Allergy Society of South Africa... read
#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018
Budget 2018 is an austerity budget. In a nutshell, the country has been spending more than it earns so we have to tighten our belt, and pay a bit more in tax... read
Lilly breast cancer drug wins expanded U.S. approval
Nurses and midwives save lives and are close to the communities. Today WHO and @ICNurses are launching the...
The process of anaesthesia could be automated, with a machine adjusting dosage in response to brainwave changes
There are more than 150 types of HPV and no cure. However, treatments are available for these types. What you need...
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