ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Write to us: No Messiah will save us

2017-02-19 06:10

34 people were massacred in Marikana by the police and we were not outraged. Now, more than 94 mentally ill patients have died from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed nongovernmental organisations. Still we are not outraged, writes Thabile Mange.

Esidimeni families start their healing process

2017-02-18 20:23

Tears, songs and prayer marked the first day of healing for the families of the psychiatric patients who died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 unlicensed NGOs last year.

Post-menopausal? Try getting some exercise

2017-02-17 15:46

Are you bothered by hot flashes and struggling after menopause? A new study finds that having a good workout might be the solution.

MAJOR CRISIS: Zimbabwe health specialists join doctors' strike

2017-02-17 14:33

Zimbabwe government gynaecologists and obstetricians have downed tools in solidarity with striking state doctors, as the nationwide industrial action enters its third day, plunging the country' health sector into a major crisis.

Struggling to get an erection?

2017-02-17 10:47

A staggering 90% of men never seek treatment for erectile dysfunction. Here’s what you should know about this condition.

'So many people dying': Horror tales from Zimbabwe's hospitals

2017-02-17 06:13

As medical authorities in Harare tried to force striking hospital doctors back to work on Thursday, a number of Zimbabweans have shared their horror stories of treatment - mostly the lack of it - on Facebook.

Sulfuric acid cloud spreads in Germany

2017-02-16 17:56

About 150 people are suffering from breathing problems after sulfuric acid spilled from a tank of a chemical company in the western city of Oberhausen and turned into a toxic cloud.

How to protect your child against sports injuries

2017-02-16 15:01

Having the right protocols in place to ensure things like equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery is key to avoiding trouble on the sports field, experts say.

Dept says 'mass hysteria' claims pupil's life, 18 rushed to hospital

2017-02-16 14:07

One child has died and 18 others, including a deputy principal, have been rushed to hospital after an alleged “mass hysteria” incident involving apparent hallucinations.

Your skin peel questions answered

2017-02-16 08:40

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SKIN RENEWAL. There are many negative conceptions surrounding chemical skin peels. But did you know they can help with acne damage, fine lines and wrinkles, skin clarity and even hyperpigmentation?

 

Don’t insult the mentally ill

2017-02-19 00:02

It has only been a month since Donald Trump took over as president of the US, and already one of the biggest talking points in his country is whether he is fine upstairs, Mondli Makhanya.

Tanzania stops 40 health centres from offering Aids services

2017-02-17 16:32

Tanzania's government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing Aids-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals in a country where gay sex is criminalised.

Tears flow as boy gets ears

2017-02-17 15:02

Tylor Baker, who was born deaf and without ears, has been given specially-made silicone implants to go with his hearing aid.

Depression can also strike expectant and new dads

2017-02-17 14:26

A study shows that men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk for depression directly before and after the birth of a child.

Cyclone Dineo: Over 200 cases of cholera in Mozambique

2017-02-17 10:17

Along with the havoc wreaked by tropical storm Dineo, Mozambique has also been hit by a cholera epidemic, with 216 confirmed cases of the diarrhoeal disease and one death in three cities, a report says.

Mugabe's govt threatens to fire striking doctors

2017-02-16 18:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government has threatened to fire striking doctors demanding better salaries and working conditions, as the industrial action spread and entered its second day.

SEE: Can your liver handle the alcohol?

2017-02-16 15:29

How often do you think about your liver when you drink alcohol? How many alcoholic drinks can you safely drink in a day? We answer these questions and more...

Brain scans can spot autism in infancy

2017-02-16 14:43

Researchers claim that brain scans together with computer algorithms can now show which high-risk babies might develop autism.

Rude surgeons may make more errors during operations

2017-02-16 14:00

Investigators found that people treated by surgeons regarded as 'disrespectful' experienced more complications during the month after their surgery.

Zim doctors down tools over low salaries, poor working conditions

2017-02-16 06:14

Zimbabwe’s state doctors at the country’s major hospitals have downed tools over low salaries and poor working conditions, union leader Edgar Munatsi says.

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