ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold

2014-10-24 16:28

Ignorent Americans are treating African immigrants to the US as though they have Ebola in their DNA. They are cancelling speeches by LIberians, refusing Nigerians admission to universities and even verbally abusing African American women calling them 'bitches who brought the virus to the USA.'

Kids kept from school in Ebola hysteria

2014-10-24 14:31

Rwandan siblings driven from US school.

Is Renee Zellweger lying about plastic surgery?

2014-10-24 11:42

People are whispering about Hollywood A-Lister, Renee Zellweger's new look – which she ascribes to healthy living. Could she be lying?

Ivory Coast launches manhunt for Ebola suspect

2014-10-24 11:14

The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-24 10:21

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

SA facing another toxic water danger

2014-10-24 10:01

The possible development of a coal mine near a pump station in the Vaal could threaten water supply to millions of people in northern South Africa, it has been reported.

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

2014-10-24 08:21

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

2014-10-23 14:08

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, a report says.

Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain

2014-10-23 12:32

Rwanda has lifted Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the US and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary.

EU aids €200m to help develop Ebola vaccines

2014-10-23 10:45

Europe is to earmark €200m into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to reliable sources.

Bloemfontein is South Africa's fattest and most unhealthy city

2014-10-23 09:07

The ObeCity Index by Discovery Vitality shows that the least healthy Vitality members live in Bloemfontein while the healthiest live in Cape Town.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-23 05:00

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

2 die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests

2014-10-22 16:04

Two people have died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked after health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman, doctors say.

Health budget grows, HIV treatment expands

2014-10-22 15:06

Close to half a trillion will be spent on healthcare over the next three financial years, with a big chunk to go into buying life-saving anti-retrovirals.

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January

2014-10-22 09:29

Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for “real-world” testing in West Africa as soon as January, as they are deemed safe, WHO says.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-21 11:20

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

Are dangerous dogs really dangerous?

2014-10-21 09:18

This mom and bull terrier owner shares tips and straightens out the facts about "dangerous" dogs.

Kids kept from school in Ebola hysteria

2014-10-21 08:56

Rwandan siblings driven from US school after baseless fears over exposure to Ebola.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

2014-10-21 07:39

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities are cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

Ebola threatens West Africa

2014-10-21 05:00

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

Nigeria officially Ebola free – WHO

2014-10-20 15:33

The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days – or two incubation periods – without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

2014-10-20 11:43

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has killed more than 2 000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill".

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

2014-10-20 08:16

Ebola fears are starting to ease for some in Dallas as a monitoring period passes for those who had contact with a victim of the disease.

Tim Noakes backtracks on dairy

2014-10-20 08:14

Certain dairy products were removed from green list, as banting followers complain about slow weight loss.

 

African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold

2014-10-24 16:23

Ignorent Americans are treating African immigrants to the US as though they have Ebola in their DNA. They are cancelling speeches by LIberians, refusing Nigerians admission to universities and even verbally abusing African American women calling them 'bitches who brought the virus to the USA.'

Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts

2014-10-24 13:44

Health authorities in Mali are monitoring at least 43 people who had contact with a toddler declared the country’s first Ebola case, the WHO says.

Is Renee Zellweger lying about plastic surgery?

2014-10-24 11:29

People are whispering about Hollywood A-Lister, Renee Zellweger's new look – which she ascribes to healthy living. Could she be lying?

Ebola: Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

2014-10-24 10:35

The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-24 10:17

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech Ebola masks

2014-10-24 10:01

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10 000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City.

North Korea steps up Ebola measures

2014-10-23 15:44

North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, a report says.

SA steps up Ebola screening

2014-10-23 14:07

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says SA has upped its screening of arriving travellers in an effort to stop Ebola haemorrhagic fever entering the country.

Ebola sleuths scour DRC jungle for source of outbreak

2014-10-23 10:55

Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.

Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

2014-10-23 09:19

Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family says.

Ebola death toll rises to almost 4 900

2014-10-23 07:55

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathers pace.

US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

2014-10-22 16:04

An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola is set to be released soon from a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-22 15:13

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

1 000s of New York health workers receive Ebola training

2014-10-22 12:39

Thousands of health care workers in New York – including doctors, nurses and janitors – have received training this week aimed at preparing them in the event that the Ebola virus is found in New York.

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

2014-10-21 16:05

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily.

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

2014-10-21 11:16

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

Kids kept from school in Ebola hysteria

2014-10-21 09:14

Rwandan siblings driven from US school after baseless fears over exposure to Ebola.

Kids kept from school in Ebola hysteria

2014-10-21 08:55

Rwandan siblings driven from US school after baseless fears over exposure to Ebola.

Tim Noakes backtracks on dairy

2014-10-21 05:00

Certain dairy products were removed from green list, as banting followers complain about slow weight loss.

This woman made her own Ebola prevention suit

2014-10-20 16:10

A female passenger was pictured in Washington DC wearing a homemade hazmat suit in what seems like a preventative measure against Ebola.

Ebola hysteria grips US, children removed from school

2014-10-20 14:33

Hundreds of parents reportedly removed their children from a Mississippi middle school fearing that they could get infected with Ebola after the school’s principal travelled to Africa.

Spiders and spider bites

2014-10-20 11:26

Do you know how to spot a dangerous spider? Learn how to protect your family.

Heart attack patients benefit from social support

2014-10-20 09:38

Young or middle-aged heart attack patients tend to have better physical and mental health if they get social support from close friends and family who care about them.

Tim Noakes says no to dairy

2014-10-20 08:14

Certain dairy products were removed from green list, after Banting followers complained about slow weight loss.

Dysfunctional Brits Hospital board disbanded

2014-10-19 19:31

The North West government has disbanded the dysfunctional board of Brits Hospital due to ongoing conflicts between the board and the hospital's management team.

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