Successful criminal prosecutions in three provinces relying on the Forensic Science Laboratory in Johannesburg for analysis, including post-mortem results, could be jeopardised following a report recommending its closure because of shoddy systems.... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
It has been more than a year since 200 people died in a listeriosis outbreak, and the government has still not passed changes that might be able to stop future flare-ups of the disease, reports The Star. The country had a major listeriosis... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
South Africa’s biggest medical scheme administrator Discovery Health plans to introduce hefty fees to assess the effectiveness of medical devices such as glucose monitors, drawing sharp criticism from a supplier body group that has warned its... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
One in five public health facilities in South Africa were unable to supply at least one antiretroviral (ARV) or tuberculosis (TB) drug on the day they were contacted by researchers, while over a third had had a drug stockout in the previous three... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
The legal status of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from dagga that is showing up in everything from sore-muscle creams to beer, just changed in South Africa – rather more dramatically than had been expected, reports Business Insider. For... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
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 ?
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done. The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods. Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely. […]
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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)
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 […]
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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, ?
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 ?
A distinction is made between health and safety laws which are aimed at securing health and safety in the workplace, and the health and safety laws which provide for compensation in relation to occupational diseases and injuries (including fatal accidents). There… (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
About this publication: In terms of the Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) of South Africa, pharmacists are required by law to have the following compulsory legislation to comply with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) inspection: The Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974 Regulations… (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
About this publication: Part of the Quantum of Damages series, the Quick Guide provides researchers with a compact guide aimed at quickly and easily categorising injuries... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
A gynaecologist, practising in Witbank, recently received a five-year direct imprisonment sentence for negligently causing the death of a woman in labour. The sentence may... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)