ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

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.

Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free

2014-10-19 14:35

Nigeria is expected to be declared Ebola-free, just three months after fears that the virus could spread like wildfire through Africa's most populous nation.

How to get fit on a budget

2014-10-17 14:54

Getting in shape doesn’t have to take a heavy toll on your bank balance. Here are 5 ways to get fit on a budget.

Obama authorises reservists for Ebola fight in W Africa

2014-10-17 11:48

President Barack Obama has authorised the Pentagon to send reservists to take part in a US mission to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-10-17 10:56

According to a survey, South African men are having sex on average 52 times a year – far less than the average for the rest of the world.

Too embarrassed to go to the doc?

2014-10-17 10:00

Most people find discussing embarrassing medical conditions difficult. Are you one of them? Here's help.

Dlamini-Zuma: Africa must pull together against Ebola

2014-10-17 09:11

Africa needs to provide more manpower to fight the Ebola epidemic striking the west of the continent, a top AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.

Liberia minister in quarantine after driver dies of Ebola

2014-10-16 20:35

A Liberian minister says she has gone into quarantine voluntarily after her driver died of the Ebola virus sweeping west Africa.

UN rights chief: Ebola, ISIS 'twin plagues'

2014-10-16 15:57

The UN's top human rights official says the Ebola outbreak and the Islamic State group represent "twin plagues" upon the world.

PTSD a real illness

2014-10-16 12:49

How real is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and who suffers from this condition?

What’s making your skin itch?

2014-10-16 12:18

Rather than scratching yourself until you're red and raw, learn what to do about itchy skin.

8 weirdest deaths in history

2014-10-16 09:58

Nobody avoids death, but some people do it with style, or not.

4 easy fixes for all-day energy

2014-10-16 09:29

As our lives get increasingly hectic, fatigue is affecting more people than ever before. Here are four easy ways to boost your energy levels.

India orders bigger anti-smoking warnings

2014-10-15 19:23

India's government has announced plans for bigger health warnings on cigarette packets as part of its war against smoking.

Natural immune boosters for moms

2014-10-15 15:48

Cold weather means huddling up inside and, unfortunately, being more susceptible to winter bugs. Rev up your immune system with these nutritious superfoods, recommended by nutritionist Andrea Jenkins.

 

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.

Ebola monitoring inconsistent

2014-10-19 08:59

Public health officials' response in monitoring and limiting movement of workers who care for Texas patients with Ebola has been inconsistent.

How to get fit on a budget

2014-10-17 14:48

Getting in shape doesn’t have to take a heavy toll on your bank balance. Here are 5 ways to get fit on a budget.

Is it Ebola or is it flu?

2014-10-17 11:01

Ebola has killed over 1 200 Africans this year. With the outbreak worsening, how do you know if you need to be worried or not?

Too embarrassed to go to the doc?

2014-10-17 10:00

Most people find discussing embarrassing medical conditions difficult. Are you one of them? Here's help.

Too embarrassed to go to the doc?

2014-10-17 09:52

Most people find discussing embarrassing medical conditions difficult. Are you one of them? Here's help.

Treat cataracts early - UCT

2014-10-16 21:45

Research by the University of Cape Town has shown that a lack of knowledge and attention given to eye care resulted in children in KwaZulu-Natal contracting treatable cataracts.

Ugandan Ebola survivors ask to be sent to West Africa

2014-10-16 17:21

Survivors of an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 200 people in Uganda 14 years ago have asked to be sent to West Africa to lend psychological support to sufferers there.

Are you a shopaholic?

2014-10-16 13:50

The difference between celebrity shoppers and the rest of us? They can usually afford their shopping sprees.

Australia readies for possible Ebola outbreak

2014-10-16 12:32

Australia's PM is resisting pressure to send doctors and nurses to West Africa to fight the Ebola crisis, saying his government is focussed on preparing for a potential outbreak of the deadly disease.

Ebola deaths near 4 500 as virus spreads in W Africa

2014-10-16 11:44

A total of 4 493 people have died from the world’s worst outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the WHO says.

4 easy fixes for all-day energy

2014-10-16 09:29

As our lives get increasingly hectic, fatigue is affecting more people than ever before. Here are four easy ways to boost your energy levels.

Stem cells from human embryos safe

2014-10-15 20:46

The longest-running trial of stem cells derived from a human embryo found that the cells caused patients none of the problems scientists feared, such as forming tumours, and reversed partial blindness in about half the eyes.

Liberian healthcare workers call off Ebola strike

2014-10-15 17:53

Healthcare unions in Liberia have called off a strike over pay and working conditions for medical staff tackling an epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus.

Perk up with these natural energy boosters

2014-10-15 15:43

Dog tired? Don’t let fatigue drag you down. Let nature’s energy boosters give you a lift.

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