ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Reaction to Ebola outbreak on Social Media

2014-07-31 14:50

Here are the latest headlines, images, tweets, Google+ mentions and videos that users around the world have posted on social media regarding the Ebola outbreak

Her excuses for not wanting sex. Sound familiar?

2014-07-31 14:43

Being sex-deprived can drive people to do strange things: take the case of one man who recently drew up a spreadsheet documenting all the excuses his wife used to not have sex.

AstraZeneca raises forecasts

2014-07-31 12:19

AstraZeneca has raised its sales and earnings forecasts for the year, showing resilience after seeing off a $118bn takeover approach from rival Pfizer.

World Ebola fears grow, Europe & Asia on alert

2014-07-31 07:18

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown, with European and Asian countries on alert and MSF warning the "unprecedented" epidemic is out of control.

Motsoaledi: Don't panic about Ebola

2014-07-30 15:54

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there is no need for South Africans to panic following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

How the Western Cape has prepared for Ebola

2014-07-30 12:19

If you live in the Western Cape and become infected with the Ebola virus - or know someone who is infected, Tygerberg Hospital is at the ready to look after you.

New medical facilities for Century City

2014-07-30 11:30

Century City in Cape Town will soon boast a day clinic and associated medical suites following the obtaining of funding of R63.6m.

Her excuses for not wanting sex. Sound familiar?

2014-07-30 10:40

Being sex-deprived can drive people to do strange things: take the case of one man who recently drew up a spreadsheet documenting all the excuses his wife used to not have sex.

How the Western Cape has prepared for Ebola

2014-07-30 09:41

If you live in the Western Cape and become infected with the Ebola virus - or know someone who is infected, Tygerberg Hospital is at the ready to look after you.

Cholera kills in Cameroon

2014-07-29 21:01

An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 200 people in northern Cameroon over the past two months.

Nigerian pastor declares cure for Ebola

2014-07-29 15:34

A pastor in Nigeria has claimed that people need not fear the Ebola outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 700 people in West Africa this year, because he has the cure.

Nigerian pastor declares cure for Ebola

2014-07-29 15:12

A pastor in Nigeria has claimed that people need not fear the Ebola outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 700 people in west Africa this year, because he has the cure.

Signs and symptoms of Ebola

2014-07-29 12:05

Here's what to look out for in people suspected of being infected of the Ebola virus, or if you think you have been infected.

SA woman fleeing Sierra Leone speaks to Health24

2014-07-29 09:44

We spoke to a South African living in Sierra Leone who has been forced to flee as the Ebola outbreak spreads across the country.

SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms

2014-07-29 09:15

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public and local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

US biolab mishaps probed

2014-07-28 22:06

US lawmakers say they are expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens.

SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms

2014-07-28 14:24

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public as well as local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola

2014-07-28 08:44

The Liberian government has closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people.

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660

2014-07-25 17:48

The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1 000, the World Health Organisation says.

Her excuses for not wanting sex. Sound familiar?

2014-07-25 14:24

Being sex-deprived can drive people to do strange things: take the case of one man who recently drew up a spreadsheet documenting all the excuses his wife used to not have sex.

Lucifer gets acupuncture

2014-07-25 13:11

Some vets are really brave. They are willing to treat all kinds of scary, veracious beasts; one vet in the UK however has gone further: Performing acupuncture on a lion.

Heat waves persist with tragic consequences

2014-07-25 08:42

Leaving children in parked cars in the blazing heat of summer: it's so obviously wrong, yet it happens with astonishing regularity, with tragic results.

When will you lose the baby weight?

2014-07-24 16:00

A woman’s weight is no-one’s business – not even her partner’s – says Masanda Peter.

 

Nigerian pastor declares cure for Ebola

2014-07-31 14:43

A pastor in Nigeria has claimed that people need not fear the Ebola outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 700 people in west Africa this year, because he has the cure.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-07-31 14:30

Ebola is currently ravaging western Africa and is reported to be spreading to other countries. Why is the disease so contagious?

Ebola virus: frequently asked questions

2014-07-31 10:01

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has released information that addresses the most frequently asked questions about Ebola.

KZN birth control implants not complusory

2014-07-30 13:43

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has dismissed claims that a group of students sent to study various medicine-related courses in India have been forced to have contraceptive implants.

Aspirin maker Bayer's earnings disappoint

2014-07-30 11:45

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer maker of Aspirin painkiller, has reported a 13% surge in its net profit in the Q2.

SA consumers spend more on medicine

2014-07-30 11:17

Medicine expenditure among private health care members has increased for the first time since 2011, according to the latest Mediscor Medicine Review.

GlaxoSmithKline dividend safe for now

2014-07-30 10:00

GlaxoSmithKline's fat dividend is under strain, but Britain's biggest drugmaker is likely to scrape by without cutting payouts as it seeks to compensate investors.

Birth control bombshell for KZN health dept

2014-07-30 08:39
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KwaZulu-Natal's health department is battling a birth control bombshell after insisting women students chosen to study pharmacy in India be injected with contraceptives.

How the Western Cape has prepared for Ebola

2014-07-29 15:53

If you live in the Western Cape and become infected with the Ebola virus - or know someone who is infected, Tygerberg Hospital is at the ready to look after you.

Drastic move to avoid pregnancy scandal

2014-07-29 14:38
148 comments

The KwaZulu-Natal health department will be injecting 12 female university students with contraceptives to stop them from falling pregnant as they leave for India on full bursaries.

SA woman flees Ebola crisis

2014-07-29 10:09

Health24 has spoken to a South African living in Sierra Leone who has been forced to flee as the Ebola outbreak spreads across the country.

SA health workers urged to be on the lookout for Ebola symptoms

2014-07-29 09:29

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public and local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes

2014-07-29 07:13

Rock beats paper: A study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives.

Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims

2014-07-28 15:16

An American doctor and a missionary have contracted Ebola in Liberia, and the death of the first victim coming from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Reckitt Benckiser to spin off pharmaceuticals

2014-07-28 12:30

British household goods firm Reckitt Benckiser has decided to spin off its pharmaceuticals division, after a strategic review.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-07-28 10:29

Ebola is currently ravaging western Africa and is reported to be spreading to other countries. Why is the disease so contagious?

Should teens be allowed to drink?

2014-07-28 08:41

Almost half of South Africa’s teenagers would like to lower the legal drinking age below 18, but is there a case for it?

Are teenagers right to call for a lower drinking age?

2014-07-25 13:39

Almost half of South Africa’s teenagers would like to lower the legal drinking age below 18, but is there a case for it?

To chop or not to chop?

2014-07-25 13:00

A Jewish mom gives her perspective on circumcision.

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

2014-07-25 07:44

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

ISIS orders genital mutilation for Iraqi women

2014-07-24 16:46

ISIS in Iraq has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.

Paracetamol 'just a placebo' for back pain

2014-07-24 14:05

Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to a new study.

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