ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Nigeria records 2 new cases of Ebola

2014-08-22 17:42

Nigeria says two more people have tested positive for Ebola, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the deadly virus in the country to 14, including five deaths.

Bidvest eyes 50% stake in Adcock

2014-08-22 15:06

The Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in struggling drugmaker Adcock Ingram, a move that could trigger a full buy-out.

Ebola: Zimbabwe warns citizens over Nigeria visits

2014-08-22 14:07

Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Nigerian who died in UAE tests negative for Ebola

2014-08-22 12:46

A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital last week has tested negative for Ebola, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi says.

Adcock shares boost on Bidvest news

2014-08-22 11:03

Shares of Adcock Ingram has surged more than 4% in early trade on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in the drugmaker.

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

2014-08-22 09:13

Government officials have handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water to residents of a slum in Liberia’s capital where thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

2014-08-22 07:41

Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, MSF says.

Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge dies

2014-08-21 21:24

One of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig's disease research has died in a diving accident.

African traditional medicine: better than pills?

2014-08-21 15:06

We take a look at African traditional medicine and make interesting discoveries that may cut our medical bills or cost us our lives.

Ebola: Zimbabwe to 'strictly' monitor visitors

2014-08-21 14:30

The Zimbabwe has reportedly started setting up health ports to strictly monitor visitors coming into the country, following concerns that the deadly Ebola virus might spread beyond West Africa.

#OwnYourHealth in your 20s

2014-08-21 13:30

Make wellbeing your first priority and #OwnYourHealth at any age, with these simple and effective health tips from Bonitas Medical Fund.

UK, Wellcome offer $10m for Ebola research

2014-08-21 11:52

An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa with UK and the Welcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined £6.5m.

How to test for a pregnancy

2014-08-21 10:23

From faint lines on home kits to blood tests; how can you tell if you're pregnant?

Ebola: Liberia police fire on protesters

2014-08-21 08:02

Police in Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbour.

Allergan approaches Salix to fight Valeant bid

2014-08-20 09:54

Botox-maker Allergan has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals about a potential takeover that could scuttle Valeant Pharmaceuticals' hostile bid for Allergan.

More clout for tax on sugary drinks

2014-08-20 08:55

A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury

2014-08-19 21:06

A compound in pesticides that replaced another banned for its harmful effects, may threaten humans and wildlife by reacting with mercury in natural water to form a toxic chemical.

Banting puts the spotlight on coconut oil

2014-08-19 15:10

Whether you’re followingTim Noakes' advice on eating carbs or not, coconut oil should be a staple in your diet. Here are some reasons why.

7 reasons to use coconut oil

2014-08-19 15:09

Whether you’re followingTim Noakes' advice on eating carbs or not, coconut oil should be a staple in your diet. Here are some reasons why.

Surviving the self-payment gap

2014-08-19 12:29

One money-savvy mom shares her tips for cutting back on medical expenses.

Ambrosini 'decided to end his suffering'

2014-08-19 07:22

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini "decided to end his long battle of suffering" with cancer at the weekend, his family says, hailing his bravery in the face of the terminal illness.

Natalspruit patients moved to new hospital

2014-08-18 21:22

The relocation of patients from the old Natalspruit hospital in Katlehong to the new one in Vosloorus has begun.

DA spokesman causes Ebola panic

2014-08-18 15:24

Government will immediately divulge to citizens when the first case of Ebola is detected in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

Could you have parasites?

2014-08-18 13:48

Do you love sushi? Do you kiss your pets? Do you eat meat, or unwashed fruit and vegetables? If you answer yes, you could be putting yourself at risk for parasites.

 

Health inquiry: Netcare loses bid to block KPMG

2014-08-22 16:37

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed Netcare's application to block KPMG from working on a market inquiry into the private health sector.

Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola

2014-08-22 14:08
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A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that is affecting West African countries.

Celine Dion takes career hiatus due to family health concerns

2014-08-22 14:03

Singer Celine Dion has decided to put her career on hold indefinitely and has cancelled her Asia tour and shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to focus on her ailing husband and her family.

Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DRC in 10 days

2014-08-22 11:36

A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the north-western Democratic Republic of Congo since 11 August, a health ministry official says.

UN's top Ebola official wants preparations for 'flare-up'

2014-08-22 10:04

The United Nations’ new pointman on Ebola says he is prepared for a possible flare-up of the epidemic in West Africa.

How to test for a pregnancy

2014-08-22 08:47

From home kits to blood tests; how can you tell if you're pregnant?

DA welcomes travel ban

2014-08-21 22:21

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.

SA remains Ebola-free: Motsoaledi

2014-08-21 18:57

South Africa has no cases of the Ebola virus, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

2014-08-21 17:08

Officials from the World Health Organisation are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighbourhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

Motsoaledi to announce Ebola measures

2014-08-21 14:46

Cabinet has decided on measures which will affect South Africans travelling to countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

American doctor who had Ebola has recovered

2014-08-21 14:29

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus is set to be discharged from an Atlanta hospital, a spokesperson for the aid group he was working for says.

Vietnam releases 2 Nigerians isolated for Ebola tests

2014-08-21 13:02

Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from West Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

How to avoid a surprise pregnancy

2014-08-21 10:24

From faint lines on home kits to blood tests; how can you tell if you're pregnant?

Up to 30 000 in need of Ebola drugs by now - analysis

2014-08-21 10:02

Up to 30 000 people would have required Ebola drugs in the west African outbreak by now, according to a scientific attempt to quantify demand for a treatment and vaccine.

How to stay fit and healthy while pregnant

2014-08-20 13:29

Staying active can be hard when you're pregnant but it's not impossible!

Wrong patient gets heart surgery

2014-08-20 09:44
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An 83-year-old woman who was being treated for a respiratory infection in the Mediclinic Kimberley has been given heart surgery after she was mistaken for another patient.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

2014-08-20 07:24

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed a night-time curfew and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Is it Ebola or is it flu?

2014-08-19 17:26

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?

7 reasons to use coconut oil

2014-08-19 15:10

Whether you’re followingTim Noakes' advice on eating carbs or not, coconut oil should be a staple in your diet. Here are some reasons why.

Surviving the self-payment gap

2014-08-19 13:40

One money-savvy mom shares her tips for cutting back on medical expenses.

Could you have parasites? Most probably!

2014-08-19 09:16

Do you love sushi? Do you kiss your pets? Do you eat meat, or unwashed fruit and vegetables? If you answer yes, you could be putting yourself at risk for parasites.

Ambrosini committed suicide - report

2014-08-18 21:58
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IFP MP Mario Ambrosini committed suicide and did not die of cancer, eNCA reports.

Adcock warns of profit loss

2014-08-18 18:26

Adcock Ingram has flagged nine-month losses, pushing the drugmaker's shares to their lowest level in almost five years.

Could you have parasites?

2014-08-18 13:49

Do you love sushi? Do you kiss your pets? Do you eat meat, or unwashed fruit and vegetables? If you answer yes, you could be putting yourself at risk for parasites.

South Africans consume too much salt

2014-08-18 11:33

A recent study has revealed that South Africans could be facing serious health risks as their sodium intake is too high.

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