The Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA) is the official journal of SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA), DESSA (Diabetes Education Society of SA), NOFSA (National Osteoporosis Foundation of SA), SASOM (SA Society of Obesity and Metabolism), LASSA (Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of SA) and PAEDS-SA (The Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of SA).

Through stringent peer review, the journal also aims to make a regional contribution to the international knowledge base of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes and hopes to also offer other African countries the opportunity to make a world-class African contribution.

Readership comprises of the members of the various societies, namely general physicians, endocrinologists, diabetologists, diabetes nurse educators, lipidologists, beriatricians, paediatricians, gynaecologists (specialising in osteoporosis and infertility) and general practitioners with a special interest in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

Novartis urges patients to play a role in safer medical treatment

NOVARTIS URGES PATIENTS TO PLAY A ROLE IN SAFER MEDICAL TREATMENT Marking World Patient Safety Day, Novartis calls on patients be proactive about communication and adverse event reporting Novartis South Africa has urged South Africans to become more involved in...

Award-winning DOC-U-MENTALLY film now available on DVD

AWARD-WINNING DOC-U-MENTALLY FILM NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD Doc-U-Mentally – an award-winning film about the extreme pressures junior doctors face in South Africa is now available on DVD for R200. The documentary that was produced and directed by Francois Wahl, follows the...

EthiQal 1st Birthday

A new take on medical professional indemnity (PI) protection for doctors is turning the traditional, controversial indemnity insurance model on its head.

HIV prevention possible for those at high risk: men who have sex with men and transgender people

Right to Care, with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is rolling out Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at three sites in Gauteng and one in the Western Cape, targeting those at high risk for HIV exposure particularly men who have sex with men and transgender people.

Eye strain the new affliction of the digital generation

While digital device usage is soaring, global awareness of digital eye strain is low, according to a new international survey carried out by Novartis among 6,000 people.

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