Doctor fails to warn patient about side effects and loses court case

According to the claimant, the medication caused compulsive behaviours and obsessive activities resulting in insomnia for periods of up to

1st guidelines for digital health

This is what makes the first guidelines on digital health interventions released by the World Health Organization (WHO) such an

The devil’s in the detail

Modern-day doctors are, however, not only exposed to significant reputational damage and professional sanction but civil damages too. Those damages

Health risk as doctors over-prescribe antibiotics

The study found SA has among the highest rates of antibiotic resistance (ABR) in the world. “… unnecessary antibiotic prescribing

Are e-pharmacies on the cards for SA?

Erik Roos, CEO for Pharma Dynamics said one of the most popular uses of the internet is to find health

Silence kills

One of the major issues affecting the healthcare industry globally is that well-intentioned employees choose not to speak up when they are concerned with the behaviour, decisions or actions of their colleagues, leading to serious ramifications.

Still no link between MMR vaccine and autism

Researchers said, “The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism

Ghana launches world’s largest vaccine drone delivery network

“The ability of the government to supplement routine immunisation on demand will allow us to make sure that there will

Integrated care needed for SA healthcare

Integrated care is similar to coordinated care and is prefaced on a collaborative ideology. This is contraposed to fragmented and

A first for SA: minimally invasive procedure for haemorrhoids

Interventional radiologists Dr Gary Sudwarts and Dr Maja Wojno successfully performed the newly introduced rectal artery embolisation procedures at Netcare

Point-of-Care diagnostic testing to impact healthcare delivery

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), empowering clinicians to make decisions at the point-of-care has the potential to

Halyard provides sterilisation packaging, logistics in EMEA

Halyard Global Prioducts Division, part of the Owens & Minor family and Belintra have announced a co-marketing arrangement to offer