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  • UNAIDS: SA making huge advances in fight against HIV/Aids 17/07/2019
    South Africa is making huge advances in the fight against the HIV/Aids epidemic, according to UNAIDS, which launched its global Aids update report in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday. The Times quotes the global body as saying: "South Africa, for... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • Mantashe: 'Reckless' erosion of SA's global edge in nuclear medicine 17/07/2019
    The prolonged shutdown of a critical state-owned nuclear medicine producer because of operational issues has put South Africa at risk of losing its global competitive advantage in the sector. Business Day reports that this is according to Mineral... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • No SAHRC action against staff over woman forced to give birth at clinic gates 10/07/2019
    The SA Human Rights Commission says no action has been taken against Pretoria clinic officials who turned away a heavily pregnant woman who ended up giving birth outside the gates. The Times quotes Gauteng manager at the commission Buang Jones as... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • HPCSA backs down on board exams for overseas-qualified doctors 10/07/2019
    In the face of legal action, the Health Professions Council of SA has agreed not to limit the number of overseas-qualified doctors allowed to write board exams each year. A group of 77 South African doctors who qualified overseas but wanted to... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
  • Failing medical students want SAHRC probe of 'discriminatory' marking 10/07/2019
    Failing medical students want a SA Human Rights Commission probe of Wits University's internationally validated marking system, which they claim is 'discriminatory'. City Press reports: "She failed once, but her appeal to be readmitted was... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    South Africa
The NHI Bill released last week indicated that multidisciplinary teams at primary care level as opposed to individuals rendering service on a capitation basis would be preferred under the new funding system. But, as pointed out from the floor during the weekend?s KZNDHC Conference in Durban, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has a ?

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  • Ebola in the DRC: the race is on between research and the virusEbola vaccine is key in ongoing... 22/07/2019
    Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC. The new Ebola vaccine is yet to be licensed but evidence shows that it protects against the strain of the virus. Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Yap BoumJean-Jacques MuyembeSabue MulanguSteve Mundeke AhukaJacqueline WeyerConnor Bamford
  • There are lots of myths about flu: we debunk six of them 22/07/2019
    When it comes to flu, information can range from confusion about what it actually is, to speculation about how it's transmitted. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Sibongile WalazaCheryl Cohen
  • Gender matters in responding to major disease outbreaks like Ebola 22/07/2019
    A review of research on both the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, found less than 1% of published research discussed gender issues. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Julia Smith
  • Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn’t a silver bulletHIV in Kenya: high risk... 19/07/2019
    The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response? The government needs to revise national guidelines to better target PrEP at those that would most benefit from it. Paying people to quit smoking seems unfair, but that doesn't mean we […]
    Yap BoumMakobu KimaniJamie Hartmann-BoyceCaitlin NotleyFranziska MeinckDr. Ramona HurdayalRaphael Taiwo ArulebaBenjamin KaginaMoses John BockarieShelley LeesLuisa EnriaOlayinka Stephen IlesanmiKeira JohnstonLinet Imbosa Muhati-NyakundiElisabet EnglundKeivan JavanshiriFadil ElaminAbdhalah ZirabaBrittany KesselmanJanusz PaweskaMosoka FallahAndre Pascal KengneElvis Banboye KidzeruMuki SheyEmily Mendenhall
  • The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV preventionAdherence is delaying HIV... 13/06/2019
    Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective. Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues. Addressing HIV stigma through utilising the Acholi’s own local cultural system is an empowering process that will position […]
    Glenda GrayMichelle MoorhouseWillem Daniel Francois VenterBonnie FournierDmitry VelmeshevSandra LoesgenChristine WaiMaria NiarchouMarianne van den BreeMarco HaenssgenCarla TsampirasNolwazi MkhwanaziDillon Thomas BrowneNicole RacineSheri Madigan
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Mediation in medical negligence cases has the potential not only to reduce the exorbitant legal costs of litigation against medical professionals in South Africa, but also to ensure that patients who have suffered damages as a result of medical negligence are fairly and timeously compensated, while encouraging education to curb incidences from happening again. However, ?
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Medical mediation has become a buzzword in health departments across the world as an alternative to taking legal action to solve disputes.
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Although most children (85-90%) with cerebral palsy are born with it, diagnosis may be delayed until 2+ years of age. A diagnosis is made by monitoring motor milestones; infants thought to be at risk for CP are enrolled in early intervention programs where their progress is closely watched. New and better ways to identify infants ?

 

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