Natural alternatives to CBD

There are numerous concerns about the growing use of CBD oil in the medical industry, but not many healthcare providers are aware of the large number of natural products that have effects very similar to CBD.

NHI: still no technical report

“I’ve never seen so little policy work emerge from a team working for such a long period of time and produced so little evidence for a proposal. It is grossly irresponsible” – Professor Alex van den Heever.

NHI: still no technical report

“I’ve never seen so little policy work emerge from a team working for such a long period of time and produced so little evidence for a proposal. It is grossly irresponsible” – Professor Alex van den Heever.

Millions saved for medical schemes and their members

In just a single year, one South African courier pharmacy company saved the South African healthcare industry over R157 million on medicine costs, containing medical costs and improving outcomes for members with chronic conditions.

Health Funder’s Association welcomes Health Market Inquiry’s report

The Health Funders Association (HFA), the representative organization of the majority of medical schemes and medical scheme administrators in South Africa, has endorsed the report of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) and its recommendations.

South Africa officially polio-free

The National Department of Health has confirmed that on 17 September 2019 the WHO’s African Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) certified South Africa as a polio-free country.

Local healthcare app among MTN App of the Year winners

Vula Mobile, an app which puts health workers in rural and remote areas in touch with specialists in order to get specialist advise is the winner of the Best Health App for 2019.

SA interventional cardiologist demonstrates repair procedure

Cardiologists and medical practitioners from around Africa recently had the opportunity to watch a South African professor expertly direct a repair device via tiny wires and catheters towards a hole in a patient’s heart.

CompCare announces 6.5% increase for 2020

CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme, which amalgamated with Selfmed on 1 September 2019, has announced contribution rate increases of 6.5% for 2020, says Josua Joubert, Principal Officer and Chief Executive of the scheme.

Early diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer is vital

According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localised stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes monthly breast self-exams, regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.

Passing of distinguished radiologist ‘a loss to SA medicine’

Jacques du Plessis, managing director of Netcare’s hospital division, today expressed his deep sadness at the passing of eminent Johannesburg-based diagnostic radiologist, Dr Harry Said, who practiced at Netcare Park Lane Hospital.

Landmark deal secures significant discount on TB-preventing medicine

A landmark agreement announced today by Unitaid, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi will significantly lower the price of rifapentine, a critical drug used to prevent tuberculosis.

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