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Updated malaria treatment guidelines
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 09:45

The updated ‘National Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2017’ (final draft version) can be accessed on the NICD website (

Reducing some antipsychotic doses may actually improve schizophrenia symptoms
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 - 20:45

Ning and colleagues recently published their research in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Their study looked at reducing the dose of olanzapine or risperidone in stable schizophrenic patients and the effect on cognitive function and symptoms.

Are you a healthcare worker in the field of HIV in SA? 
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 14:30

We need your help, please. We are conducting a research study to understand healthcare worker knowledge of parts of the new ART guidelines. The survey data will be collected anonymously.

There is an optional prize draw after completion (details stored separately from survey answers, to protect anonymity). To participate, click here.

Exciting news: the newly updated SA HIV/TB Hotline app now available
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 09:15

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly updated SA HIV/TB Hotline app, which is now available, free, for both Android and iPhones.

Safety of short courses of oral steroids
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 12:15

Yao and colleagues published their research in the Annals of Internal Medicine in July 2020, looking at the association of short course oral corticosteroid therapy with severe adverse events.

FDA modifies advice for NSAID use in pregnancy
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 12:30

.The FDA now advises the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be avoided from the 20th week of pregnancy.

Dear Doctor letter: Avoid concomitant use of fluoroquinolones and ACEI/ARBs
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 11:30

A medicine safety letter highlights the risk of acute kidney injury in patients treated with fluoroquinolones concomitantly with ace-inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

COVID-19 vaccine uptake: counteracting vaccine hesitancy with facts
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 08:00

As the COVID vaccine roll-out begins in earnest there are many questions and concerns from the public and healthcare workers.

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 - 08:00

We've made a list of useful and reliable links to information on COVID-19.

Moving toward universal health coverage
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 - 09:15

An article in the February Lancet discussed lessons learnt from eleven countries that are moving toward universal health coverage (UHC). An interesting read, as South Africa negotiates a National Health Insurance system.

FDA announces labelling changes for pregnancy and lactation information
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 - 10:30

Prescription drugs were previously assigned pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X, which essentially over-simplified the issue. These categories will now be replaced with three detailed sub-sections that describe risks in a real world context.