AFSA allergy courses

Do you know enough about allergies to advise your patients correctly?  Did you know that a third of South Africans will suffer from some allergic disease during their lifetime, 1 in 40 children in South Africa has a food allergy and most are undiagnosed?

SA a beacon of hope in global AIDS epidemic

The annual number of deaths due to AIDS has declined only minimally since 2014, while timely use of effective diagnostic tools and medicines could prevent most deaths.

Renowned Pretoria hand surgeon receives international award

Renowned South African hand surgeon, Professor Ulrich Mennen was honoured with the prestigious Pioneer of Hand Surgery award at the 14th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) held in Berlin, Germany.

The burden of diagnostic errors in primary care

Diagnosis is one of the most important tasks performed by primary care physicians. It is also a challenging task in primary healthcare, which is the entry point into the care seeking sequence.

iNova’s Sinopol targets PCOS symptoms

A new supplement containing a unique combination of ingredients which may help with hormonal and metabolic imbalances linked to insulin resistance and reproductive health in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is now available in South Africa.

Medical technology industry welcomes tabling of NHI Bill

The SA Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) welcomed the release of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and expressed commitment to continued engagement in the process of NHI policy development and implementation and collaboration with the Department of Health.

POPI 101

When you think about PoPI, what you should really be thinking about is your reputation, and the understanding that your responsibility for personal information goes well beyond what you think it might be.

HPCSA hosts first national conference in 2019

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is hosting its first-ever National Conference from 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng.

Betadine could be effective in combating C. auris

Previous clinical studies have demonstrated povidone-iodine’s ability to eradicate the stubborn Candida auris fungus, which has come to prominence after a rash of recent outbreaks.

Body-mind medicine and the placebo response

The basic philosophy of modern medicine is characterised by the biomedical approach to health and disease. This is a reductionistic approach according to which man’s body can be understood completely in terms of the arrangement and functioning of its parts.

FIDSSA Congress 2019 to examine infectious diseases in SA

FIDSSA is an amalgamation of South African infectious disease societies, formed to contribute to a more integrated approach towards infectious diseases in Southern Africa. Its 2019 Congress will be held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg.

Joint PASCAR, SA Heart and AfricaPCR Congress for 2019

Africa’s premier heart conference provides a platform for scientists, practitioners, advocates and policy-makers to come together to mobilise the cardiovascular community to reduce the burden of CVD.

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