Talking Points

October 10th, 2018 There are signs that the National Health Insurance (NHI) has the potential not only to be hijacked by commercial interest groups, but is tumbling down the slippery slope of xenophobia, write  Glenda Gray, the president of the South African Medical...

October 3rd, 2018 SA Health Minister Dr Aaron Mostoaledi has cited overcrowding as a root cause of recent Klebsiella-related infant deaths. However, while the number of beds indicates access to care, it does not necessarily translate into good clinical outcomes,...

September 26th, 2018 Ketamine gives hope to patients with severe depression, reports a Stat News investigation. But usage in the US is booming, with clinics hyping its benefits and using marketing gimmicks such as 'proprietary blends'. Walk into Kalypso Wellness...

September 19th, 2018 The revenue-strapped Zimbabwe government has launched a crowdfunding campaign to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed 30 people, angering many citizens over the ‘misuse’ of state funds, reports the BBC. The report says new...
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