US woman gets life for bad butt job

2014-09-02 22:26

A US woman has been given a lifetime prison sentence in the silicone buttocks injection murder case.

120kg going down!

2014-09-02 15:05

One month down, two more to go, says Brandon Faber who has started seeing results.

Security stepped up after 'brutal attack' on nurse

2014-09-02 14:35

The Gauteng health department has beefed up security measures at Helen Joseph Hospital after an attack on a nurse.

Ascendis Health issues trading update

2014-09-02 12:30

Ascendis Health expects statutory headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the full year to be between 64 cents and 67c per share.

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

2014-09-02 08:58

Japanese researchers said Tuesday 2 September 2014 they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Pricing is key for new heart drugs

2014-09-01 19:35

Doctors looking at highly encouraging clinical trial results for new heart drugs are missing one piece of data that will be critical to their success - the price.

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

2014-09-01 16:04

As the West African state of Senegal becomes the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak , riots break out in neighbouring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.

Sweden tests patient for Ebola

2014-09-01 11:30

A man is in isolation at a Sweden hospital, pending tests to determine whether he has contracted Ebola, a physician says.

Help kids cope with moving house

2014-08-31 21:00

Moving homes affects children- Here’s how to help them adjust.

Ebola health workers strike in Sierra Leone

2014-08-31 07:32

Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions.

Great health policies, poor outcomes

2014-08-30 05:30

SA has achieved much in health since the era of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, but South Africans are still getting a raw deal, a health conference in Durban has heard.

No Ebola cases in SA - health department

2014-08-29 14:55

The health department says there are no reported or confirmed Ebola cases in South Africa, but it is continuing to monitor the situation.

Woman gives birth on Randburg road

2014-08-29 14:33

A 25-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after giving birth to a baby girl on the side of the road in Randburg after she was allegedly turned away from a clinic.


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Ebola virus mutating fast - researchers

2014-08-29 10:07

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, researchers say.

Ebola death toll passes 1 500 mark, says WHO

2014-08-28 14:19

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1 500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3 000, the WHO says.

How to stay fit and healthy while pregnant

2014-08-28 14:14

It's not impossible to stay active when you're pregnant!

Ebola outbreak to get worse, says US official

2014-08-28 12:26

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is set to get worse, a top US public health official has reportedly said, adding the epidemic would need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.

Adcock shows hefty loss as restructuring bites

2014-08-28 10:18

Adcock Ingram has fallen to a hefty loss in the first nine months of its financial year, hit by weak demand and write-downs related to its restructuring drive.

Food costing too much?

2014-08-27 15:13

We know of 27 ways to spend less on food.

Fighting the fat

2014-08-27 11:50

120kg Brandon Faber is three weeks in to his diet plan.

I Coast torn between crazy rumours and hard facts over Ebola

2014-08-27 09:37

Rumours that west Africa’s Ebola epidemic has reached Ivory Coast have prompted scared villagers to drink salted water as they believe that salt combats the virus.


UK withdraws warrant for ill boy's parents

2014-09-02 21:45

UK prosecutors have withdrawn the arrest warrant in the case of a boy, Ashya King, ill with a brain tumour.

Fat like me? 120kg going down!

2014-09-02 14:45

One month down, two more to go, says Brandon Faber whose hard work has started paying off!

Ebola kills 31 in DRC, says WHO

2014-09-02 14:34

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote north-western region, the WHO says.

Joan Rivers may end up in a vegetative state or in a 'wheelchair'

2014-09-02 13:04

Joan Rivers' doctors are worried the comedienne may end up in a vegetative state or be reliant on a wheelchair after she was placed in a coma four days ago.

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

2014-09-02 09:31

Japanese researchers said Tuesday 2 September 2014 they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset - expert

2014-09-02 08:43

It has been one of the more bizarre features of a deadly epidemic: a vocal minority in west African society denying that Ebola exists even as family and friends die around them.

Poor response to Ebola 'causing needless deaths'

2014-09-02 07:50

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank says.

Health workers in court for illegal gathering

2014-09-01 19:04

A total of 130 health workers arrested for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court, the NPA says.

Ebola crisis: Liberia extends stay-home order

2014-09-01 14:36

Liberia’s president has ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a statement says.

Novartis drug points to huge sales

2014-09-01 11:27

Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results.

Japan porn queens raise thousands from Boob Aid

2014-08-31 18:47

A group of Japanese porn actresses have raised tens of thousands of dollars by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for Aids prevention.

Boy with brain tumour 'could be in Spain'

2014-08-30 14:05

British police say a British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors' consent could now be in Spain.

Time running out for 'kidnapped' brain tumour boy

2014-08-29 19:14

British and French authorities are racing against time to find a desperately ill five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who officials believe was 'kidnapped' from hospital by his family.

First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal

2014-08-29 14:46

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck says.

Riots in Guinea as officials accused of transmitting Ebola

2014-08-29 14:32

Riots have broken out in Guinea’s second-largest city Nzerekore over rumours that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official says.

"My daughter has special needs..."

2014-08-29 13:00

"...And that's okay. She may be different but she's still my precious daughter."

Zimbabwe can't conduct Ebola tests - ministry

2014-08-29 12:46

Zimbabwe has no capacity to conduct tests to detect Ebola with officials saying specimens would be referred to South African laboratories, according to a report.

WHO: Ebola outbreak could strike 20 000 people

2014-08-28 22:37

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20 000 people, the WHO says, in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

2014-08-28 14:19

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

How to test for a pregnancy

2014-08-28 14:10

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

Doctor dies from Ebola in Nigerian oil city

2014-08-28 11:03

Nigeria says a doctor has died from Ebola in the south-eastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus outside the financial hub, Lagos.

Climate change poses growing health threat

2014-08-27 22:20

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 15:03

A senior advisor to sierra Leone’s president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country’s fight against the virulent disease.

African traditional medicine: better than pills?

2014-08-27 11:34

80% of South Africans - from all walks of life - use traditional African medicines to heal what ails them. How safe are these meds? Should they be regulated?

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

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