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SA needs organ donors

South Africa is experiencing a major shortage in organ donations according to the South African Organ Donor Foundation.

NHI: where are we now?

National Health Insurance: when and how? These will the big questions central to the meeting of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in Cape Town next week.

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Use of generics more than doubles in SA

Since 2004 there has been a 14% increase year-on-year in the use of generics, and more and more South Africans are using generic medications purely because of the price.

Hypnosis for smokers: first scheme pays

Every year 44 000 South Africans die from smoking-related diseases. Now the first SA medical scheme is covering hypnosis as a treatment for those who want to quit smoking.

Is medical insurance enough?

Medical insurance is cheaper and pays you per day you're in hospital. Is this really enough to cover you, or are you taking a big chance?

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