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Bloem walk-in medical practice charges patients what they can afford

25 Jun 2019
Dr Paulo de Valdolerious, of the Walk-In Doctor, recently opened a medical practice in Westdene in Bloemfontein where patients only pay what they can afford.
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Life Healthcare bids adieu to India

25 Jun 2019
In June Business Day, reported that Life Healthcare sold its stake in the Indian hospital group Max Healthcare to Radiant Life Care for R3.7-bn (R16.61 a share). 
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Trust in vaccines is highest in poorer countries

25 Jun 2019

According to the recently published Wellcome Global Monitor study, trust in vaccines - one of the most effective and widely used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist.


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Western Cape ‘failing on healthcare’

25 Jun 2019
A nationwide survey by an independent think tank, Good Governance Africa (GGA), has found that municipalities in the Western Cape failed to provide adequate access to healthcare services. 
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Bloem walk-in medical practice charges patients what they can afford

25 Jun 2019
Dr Paulo de Valdolerious, of the Walk-In Doctor, recently opened a medical practice in Westdene in Bloemfontein where patients only pay what they can afford. 
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What stresses doctors out?

25 Jun 2019
Long hours and poor working conditions are negatively impacting the personal health of many South African healthcare professionals, according to the 2019 PPS Graduate Professional Index (GPI) results, reported BizComuity (21 Junie). 
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The rush to save modern medicine from its antibiotic plague

25 Jun 2019
The use of antibiotics has become so rife that the agricultural industry is even using it to treat diseases that could wipe out fruit orchards, reported Times Select (21 June). 
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Bloem walk-in medical practice charges patients what they can afford

25 Jun 2019
Dr Paulo de Valdolerious, of the Walk-In Doctor, recently opened a medical practice in Westdene in Bloemfontein where patients only pay what they can afford.
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KZN has the most cardiac-related insurance claims

20 Jun 2019
According to services group Liberty's claim statistics for 2018 KZN had the most claims for cardiovascular diseases in SA, at 26%. 
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Safety protests shut down Mpumalanga out-patients service

20 Jun 2019
Medical Brief reported on 19 June that three Mpumalanga hospitals are running on skeleton staff and have shut down outpatient services as workers embark on a stay away over a spate of attacks on doctors and nurses. 
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Trust in vaccines is highest in poorer countries

20 Jun 2019
According to the recently published Wellcome Global Monitor study, trust in vaccines - one of the most effective and widely used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist
[READ MORE]

Philips upbeat on data-sharing with doctors Business Day, 14 June 2019

18 Apr 2019
Dutch health technology company Philips expects sales at its digital care business to grow in 2019 as patients see the benefits of sharing more medical data with doctors, according to CEO Frans van Houten.
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SA’s most popular contraceptive injection does not increase HIV risk 

18 Apr 2019

 

The most popular contraceptive injection in SA (Depo Provera) does not increase the risk of HIV, despite studies suggesting that it made it up to 40% easier to contract HIV, reported TimesLive (14 June 2019). 
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