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How to avoid medical errors

Patient harm is the 14th leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than one million people die annually from surgical complications, according to the World Health Organization.

Halyard becomes O&M Halyard

The company has sold its surgical and infection prevention business to Owens & Minor and its medical device business (respiratory health, digestive health, acute pain management and interventional pain management) has been renamed Avanos Medical.

Breastfeeding with cleft lip or palate

Feeding a new baby born with cleft lip or palate can be incredibly stressful for parents. It is common for feeding to take extra time and babies can often work too hard and become exhausted.

Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG Congress coming to Pretoria in July

The Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA), the South African Thoracic Society (SATS) and the Chest Wall International Group (CWIG) will be holding a joint congress from 25 to 27 July in Pretoria.

Global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets

A new study has discovered that the largest increases are in low-income and middle-income countries, and calls for strategies to reduce use and support alternatives.

Cipla acquires 30% share in Brandmed

Cipla Medpro, South Africa’s third largest pharmaceutical company in the private sector, will acquire a 30% stake upon closure in the connected healthcare company, Brandmed.