HOT TOPICS
ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

52 minutes ago

Polls have opened in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola.

Why you should take Vitamin C this festive season

2014-12-19 10:03

Vitamin C is an essential part of your body's needs, especially for the maintenance of a strong and effective immune system.

Hate crimes burden the health of transgender people in SA

2014-12-18 17:00

The social stresses of high levels of discrimination and persecution burdens the health of transgender people in SA.

Chinese village votes to expel HIV+ boy

2014-12-18 08:47

The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition has sparked intense online soul-searching in the country.

Transgender patients lack proper healthcare

2014-12-17 15:13

Trans-specific health services are still very limited in this country, particularly in state hospital, says the executive director of Gender Dynamix.

Mom's hospital negligence claim gets OK

2014-12-16 13:42

A mother whose daughter was born a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy can proceed with a damages claim against Mpumalanga's health MEC, the Citizen newspaper reports.

KZN circumcision camps under way

2014-12-15 05:10

The medical male circumcision camps in KwaZulu-Natal are well under way, the provincial health department says.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 15:14

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face.

Gavi pledges $300m for Ebola vaccine

2014-12-12 11:22

Global vaccines alliance Gavi says it is committing up to $300m to buy Ebola vaccines while waiting for WHO's nod for procurement.

Scientists create 'feel fuller' food ingredient

2014-12-11 21:01

British scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining weight.

World Cup brings this entrepreneur to SA

2014-12-11 16:50

What began as a trip to South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup has resulted in a booming business for Boris and Sandra Leyck.

How to know which medical scheme is best for you

2014-12-10 09:17

Are you thinking about changing your medical scheme? This expert gives us a few key questions to ask when making that decision.

Green light for Alpha Pharm merger

2014-12-09 17:23

The Competition Commission has approved the merger of the Alpha Pharm group of regional pharmaceutical distributors into a single national company.

3 held for Eastern Cape illegal circumcisions

2014-12-09 13:29

Three people have been arrested for allegedly performing unlawful circumcisions in the Mbizana municipality, the Eastern Cape co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Green Day guitarist diagnosed with tonsil cancer

2014-12-09 10:54

Green Day guitarist Jason White has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer but is expected to make a "full and speedy" recovery.

Recruits sought for Sierra Leone Ebola mission

2014-12-09 08:17

Healthcare workers are being recruited in SA for a mission to Sierra Leone to help with the Ebola outbreak, non-profit organisation Right Care says.

Poland rejects El Salvador toxic waste

2014-12-08 21:55

Poland has decided to refuse a shipment of toxic waste from El Salvador for destruction because of the local community's concerns.

Recommendations for military hospitals

2014-12-08 12:49

A ministerial medical task team appointed by the minister of defence has made recommendations on how to improve the country’s three military hospitals, the department says.

Obama hospitalised for tests

2014-12-06 22:34

US President Barack Obama has a sore throat and has gone to Walter Reed military hospital for testing.

Sierra Leone seeing 80-100 new Ebola cases daily

2014-12-06 11:02

Sierra Leone says between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and it desperately needs over 1 000 beds to treat victims.

GlaxoSmithKline not to sell older drugs business

2014-12-05 10:25

GlaxoSmithKline has decided not to sell a portfolio of older drugs marketed in North America and Europe after considering offers from potential buyers.

Great news: mammograms may be less painful

2014-12-05 09:22

Space tourists may soon be plunking down six figures and buying passage to a low-earth orbit. But they should be aware of the health risks from gravitational forces, space radiation and space motion sickness.

Gambia rebukes Guinea for silence over Ebola grant

2014-12-05 09:08

Gambia has rebuked Guinea over its "bizarre attitude" to diplomacy, accusing its near neighbour of refusing to say thank you for a $500 000 donation to its Ebola response.

Horses trot into hospital: It's therapy, no joke

2014-12-04 20:19

Two miniature horses trotting down the long corridors paediatric unit at Chicago's Rush University Medical Centre, have made doctors and patients do a double take.

 

Sonia Gandhi in hospital

2014-12-19 13:25

The head of India's opposition Congress party Sonia Gandhi was recovering well after being admitted to hospital in New Delhi with breathing difficulties, a hospital official says.

EU court says obesity can be disability

2014-12-18 21:02

The European Union's highest court has ruled that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders the overweight person's performance at work.

Cambodia orders probe into mass HIV infection

2014-12-18 16:11

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered a probe into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passes 100.

Hate crimes burden the health of transgender people in SA

2014-12-17 15:38

The social stresses of high levels of discrimination and persecution burdens the health of transgender people in SA.

Hate crimes burden the health of transgender people in SA

2014-12-17 15:08

The social stresses of high levels of discrimination and persecution burdens the health of transgender people in SA.

'Super bacteria' found in Rio's Olympic waters

2014-12-16 08:03

Scientists with Brazil's most respected health research institute say they've discovered a drug-resistant 'super bacteria' in waters where Olympic sailing events will be held.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 15:14

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 13:39

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 09:30

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face. We spoke to him about his life and the painful process of having his tattoos removed.

Boosting broadband more important than HIV prevention - study

2014-12-11 20:00

Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention, according to a study.

Mom seeks justice in 'wrongful life' claim

2014-12-11 05:05

The Constitutional Court will deliver its ruling in a damages claim laid by the mother of a child born with Down's syndrome.

Ebola still 'flaming' in parts of Sierra Leone, Guinea

2014-12-10 11:01

The UN's Ebola czar has hailed widespread progress in the fight against the deadly virus, but warned the outbreak is still surging in western Sierra Leone and northern Guinea.

Senior Gauteng health official suspended

2014-12-09 16:02

The Gauteng health department has suspended a senior official following allegations of misconduct.

Hippo kills Limpopo man

2014-12-09 11:05

A man has died form his injuries after initially surviving a brutal attack from a hippopotamus.

Zimbabwe doctors threaten to go on strike again

2014-12-09 09:33

Hospital doctors in Zimbabwe have warned that they will go on strike again if threats to cut their monthly salaries by more than one third are carried out.

Zim doctors threaten strike over pay cuts

2014-12-09 07:33

Hospital doctors in Zimbabwe have warned they will go on strike again if threats to cut their monthly salaries by more than one third are carried out.

The effect of Christmas music on our shopping behaviour

2014-12-08 14:05

Come December we're all about festive gift shopping. But have you ever stopped to consider that while you browse, the Christmas music playing in the background may actually affect what you buy or how much you spend?

US doctor gives 1st interview since surviving Ebola

2014-12-08 08:30

A US doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and survived after weeks of intensive treatment in Atlanta has spoken out for the first time in an interview.

UN peacekeeper in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

2014-12-05 13:55

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Liberia says one of its members has been infected with Ebola.

Fracking may be as bad for our health as tobacco and asbestos

2014-12-05 09:51

An influential UK government report has compared the potential risks of fracking to other infamously harmful agents that were used before their health effects were studied.

Don’t forget to take care of yourself

2014-12-05 09:21

Parents often forget to look after themselves.

FAS child mom not criminal

2014-12-04 20:29

Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected claims that a child born with severe brain damage (FAS) because her mother drank excessively while pregnant was a victim of crime.

Fire KZN health HOD, demands Nehawu

2014-12-04 18:33

Nehawu has threatened to bring KwaZulu-Natal's health department to a standstill unless the department's head is fired.

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.