ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

The risk of future regulation to your portfolio

2020-01-10 14:23

As the world adapts to climate change, and data privacy becomes an election issue, investors should scrutinise their stockholding and consider possible new laws affecting certain sectors

Gynaecologists' society worried about 'unnecessary' arrest warrants

2019-12-24 10:42

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has raised concerns over "unnecessary" warrants of arrest after two experienced medical specialists were criminally charged.

Paediatric surgeon, anaesthetist charged with culpable homicide granted R10 000 bail each

2019-12-17 14:07

The case of two medical doctors who were arrested for culpable homicide has been postponed.

Low cost benefit healthcare options no longer to be offered by medical schemes, insurers - regulator

2019-12-08 12:01

The Council for Medical Schemes plans to disallow low-cost benefit options for healthcare to better align offerings of medical schemes to National Health Insurance policy.

SA #45 out of 50 worldwide for cost of meds – with USA #1

2019-11-24 18:45

Stats reveal the striking inequality in the cost of medicine in 50 countries around the world.

Netcare earnings up in 'challenging' healthcare market

2019-11-18 19:07

The private healthcare group has released its earnings report for the year ended September 30.

HPCSA to determine the 'magnitude' of claims against paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale

2019-11-08 07:13

The Health Professions Council of South Africa has launched an investigation into paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, who has been accused of medical negligence by several families.

3 832 deaths in Gauteng hospitals were 'largely avoidable', DA claims

2019-10-30 09:43

A total of 3 832 patients have died in Gauteng public hospitals last year as a result of 10 741 serious adverse events, which 'largely arise from avoidable medical negligence', the DA has said.

A medical algorithm affecting 200 million patients has steered black patients away from getting higher-quality care, showing just how biased artificial intelligence can be

2019-10-25 10:30

The study's findings point to one of the many risks to implementing more AI in healthcare. Healthcare AI is projected to grow 48% between 2017-2023.

WATCH: US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad

2019-10-20 16:32

America's healthcare system is at the heart of debate ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. But for now, as current healthcare costs in the US continue to soar, some 20 million Americans opt to seek treatment abroad, mainly in Mexico.

 

SA medical students develop app for world competition

2019-12-29 12:23

Two Kwazulu-Natal medical students have presented to the World Health Organisation, a cellphone application designed to help with ensuring patients take pills regularly.

A British doctor says 'America's been gaslit' about socialized medicine

2019-12-18 12:15

"I feel like America's been gaslit about what the NHS is," Adam Kay told Insider. "There are no death squads, there is no rationing."

Concerns raised over termination of community doctor contracts in Limpopo

2019-12-11 05:17

The Limpopo Department of Health is to terminate the contracts of more than 150 community service doctors and other professionals because of dire financial constraints in the province.

Nurses told us the 7 things you should never say to them during a hospital visit

2019-11-28 18:53

Don't yell out "nurse" or lie about your medical history, and don't talk to nurses like they are running a hotel.

WATCH | 'Voetsek!' - nurse suspended after caught on video berating patient

2019-11-19 13:10

The release of a shocking video of a KwaZulu-Natal nurse berating and swearing at a patient has led to her suspension, according to the Department of Health.

'Be ballsy' - Faf gets those undies out again to challenge men in cancer drive

2019-11-13 14:47

Springbok rugby player Faf de Klerk has pulled the national underpants out again to kick off the "#FafChallenge" - to get men to check their "crown jewels" for signs of testicular cancer.

EFF pressures HPCSA to take action against Peter Beale over negligence claims

2019-10-31 06:00

The EFF has put pressure on the Health Professions Council of South Africa to take action against a surgeon accused of negligence by a number of families.

WATCH | In the driver's seat: Meet the men who are helping survivors of sexual violence reach safety

2019-10-30 05:12

In Marikana, distance from clinics prevents victims from getting medical assistance. But this all-male crew are bridging the gaps.

Mamelodi Hospital: Out-of-court settlement reached with woman who was tied to hospital bench - govt

2019-10-22 14:50

The Gauteng health department has reached a settlement with Martha Marais who was tied to a Mamelodi Hospital bench.

On-site residence facility to keep medical students safe

2019-10-14 05:51

The newly renovated residence facility solves numerous challenges faced in the health care sector in northern Gauteng.

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