6 steps to eat healthier at work

Pharmacists are busy at work, and some do not even get a lunch break. That makes it hard to eat well during the day, but that does not mean it is impossible.

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

The claimant, a retired teacher, developed a limb tremor in 2006. Her husband, a retired neurologist, suspected Parkinson’s disease and referred her to a neurologist specialising in movement disorders.

60% of people with haemophilia in SA are undiagnosed

Often diagnosed too late, haemophilia affects people of all races. While clotting factor concentrates remain, by far, the mainstay of the management of haemophilia, a number of novel therapies under development have the potential to dramatically change the treatment landscape.

Cold, flu, or allergic rhinitis: what’s the correct diagnosis?

The majority of the complaints you’re likely to receive from customers over the next few months will be linked to colds or flu so it’s imperative you are able to accurately diagnose them before recommending a treatment.

1st guidelines for digital health

New guidelines aim to present recommendations based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions that are contributing to health system improvements, based on an assessment of the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations.

The devil’s in the detail

Natmed has published the first comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in South Africa entitled Understanding Medical Malpractice Insurance in South Africa.

Regulation combats OTC codeine addiction

The typical profile of a codeine addict is a person who is often well educated and gainfully employed, which does not tally with most people’s preconceived idea of a drug addict.

Particle size matters

Inhalation is the preferred route of drug administration for patients with lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, failure to use inhalation devices correctly can lead to a poorly controlled status.

Health risk as doctors over-prescribe antibiotics

Contributing to resistance and making infections such as colds and bronchitis much more difficult to treat, SA doctors are over-prescribing antibiotics, leading to one of the highest rates of antibiotic resistance in the world.

Are e-pharmacies on the cards for SA?

The advent of online pharmacies creates opportunities for increased access to medicines, convenience, more competitive pricing, and patient anonymity, but legalising the purchasing of medicines online in SA, poses unique ethical, legal, and quality challenges.

Acne vulgaris: counselling patients

Marked by clogged pores, painful pimples, and sometimes hard, deep lumps on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, and upper arms, more than 85% of teenagers suffer from acne.

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.

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