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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.

‘Polypills’ for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 09:45

Philip Joseph and colleagues have published their meta-analysis of studies which looked at fixed-dose combinations of antihypertensives plus statins with or without aspirin.

Predictors of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 09:30

An interesting observational study analysis was recently published in Nature Medicine, reporting that initial predictions of the effect of the pandemic on Africa were inaccurate.

Exciting news: we've added a paediatric ARV dosing tool to our App
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 09:15

We are pleased to announce that our App – now available on both Android and iPhone – has had a useful new tool added: a paediatric ARV dosing tool.

HIV Prevention: what’s in the pipeline?
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 13:15

We’ve got condoms and PrEP, but with huge focus being placed on preventing HIV transmission, what’s in the pipeline to bolster our HIV prevention armamentarium? 

COVID-19 vaccination: the facts
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 10:30

We have been inundated with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination programme as, we are sure, have you. The National Department of Health has brought out a useful, patient-friendly booklet.

Drug-drug interaction risk prediction
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 13:15

A retrospective longitudinal pharmacovigilance study highlights the importance of pharmaceutical supervision at admission. 

Long term efficacy of sleep medications
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 10:45

Solomon and colleagues performed a retrospective cohort study on a subsection of women in the SWAN longitudinal study. Their interest was the long-term effect of sleep medications on sleep disturbances.

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).