Ukraine running out of HIV treatment - activists

2015-05-27 17:23

A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV has warned that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the deadly virus.

Complications after Maharaj's surgery

2015-05-27 12:57

President Jacob Zuma has sent good wishes to his former special adviser and spokesperson Mac Maharaj following complications which arose after he underwent an operation for lung cancer.

Surgeon plans first head transplant

2015-05-26 09:07

An Italian surgeon claims he will be ready to undertake a head transplant in 2017, although colleagues elsewhere doubt the technical feasibility of the operation, quite apart from the ethical nightmare that will result if it goes wrong.

New scanner can help diagnose cancer earlier

2015-05-25 17:58

A new R6m scanner, the first of its kind in Africa, will help South African researchers detect and treat cancer in humans much earlier and more efficiently.

KZN medic strike leader in custody after appearing in court

2015-05-25 13:05

The alleged “saboteur” in a KwaZulu-Natal medic go-slow has been remanded in custody after appearing in the Durban Magistrates Court.

State proposes to hike drinking age to 21, restrict advertising

2015-05-24 18:01

A raft of alcohol control measures intended to curb rampant alcohol abuse, published in the Government Gazette, will bring major changes to the way we live.

Dept still assessing 'probable' cancer-causing herbicide

2015-05-24 10:01

The Department of Agriculture is still determining whether a compound in about 100 locally used pesticides, and that has been found by an international agency to "probably" cause cancer, will have to be regulated.

Cholera hits 3 000 Burundi refugees

2015-05-22 16:44

Three thousand cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees.

KFC Africa probes pavement 'knife sharpening'

2015-05-22 15:40

KFC Africa says that an investigation has been launched into video footage of a worker “sharpening” a knife on a pavement outside an Umhlanga store.

Malawi sex workers to get damages over forced HIV tests

2015-05-22 06:32

A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official says.


AstraZeneca hit after drug linked to suicide fears

2015-05-27 14:45

AstraZeneca's hopes of topping $45bn in revenue by 2023 have been dealt a blow by a problem with an experimental psoriasis drug.

Knives out for Umhlanga KFC staff

2015-05-26 12:25

The knives are out for Umhlanga’s Gatemax KFC employees who were at the centre of a fresh row which saw video footage of a knife being “sharpened” on a pavement last week.

Fynbos soil could provide new antibiotics - researcher

2015-05-25 19:46

In his quest to discover new antibiotics, a Stellenboch University researcher has turned to fynbos as an alternative to treat bacterial infections.

Boy born without penis excited over medical trip to Cape Town

2015-05-25 16:36

A 5-year-old North-West boy who was born without external genitals is excited to make his first trip to Cape Town next month to undergo medical tests and get professional opinion on the way forward.

Former KZN EMS staff member to appear in court

2015-05-24 21:04

A former Emergency Medical Service staff member will appear in the Durban Regional court in connection with incitement of violence, arson and intimidation of workers.

Motsoaledi: Shortage of children's ARVs

2015-05-24 17:40

There is a shortage of ARV medication used to treat children, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

Schumacher improving, long road ahead

2015-05-22 19:20

Michael Schumacher is improving, 17 months after has ski accident.

Health department investigates 'forced' HIV/Aids tests

2015-05-22 16:13

The Gauteng health department is looking into claims of forced HIV/Aids tests at some Johannesburg clinics.

Paramedic strike cripples KZN health sector

2015-05-22 14:54

Thousands of patients are being affected as hundreds of KwaZulu-Natal paramedics stay away from work as part of an ongoing dispute with the health department over back-pay.

DA wants answers on KZN mobile clinic tender

2015-05-21 19:30

The DA is demanding that the KwaZulu-Natal health department release all information related to a tender that saw the department lease a truck and trailer mobile clinic for R52m.

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