ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

IFP wants answers over KZN health tender

2015-01-28 21:11

The IFP has demanded that KwaZulu-Natal's health department explain how it came to lease a mobile hospital vehicle for R52m.

Swine flu kills over 100 across India

2015-01-28 17:39

Swine flu has caused more than 100 deaths and infected hundreds more people in India this year, officials say.

Haris Sohail 'spooked' by ghost or fever?

2015-01-28 16:43

Health24 resident doctor Heidi Van Deventer says you can see things that are unreal when you are suffering from a fever. This could have been the case with Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail when he claimed a 'ghost' shook his bed.

How a tender process works

2015-01-28 12:13

A tender to provide mobile clinics to the health department in KwaZulu-Natal has made news for its costs and processes.

Sapa reporter threatened over tender story

2015-01-28 12:13

A Sapa journalist has received a threatening phone call within four hours of sending questions to the director of a company that won a R52m KwaZulu-Natal health tender.

Haris Sohail 'spooked' by ghost or fever?

2015-01-28 12:09

Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail claimed a 'ghost' shook his bed, but it could have just been a fever because it can make one hallucinate, says Health24's resident doctor.

A drink a day may raise the risk of liver cirrhosis

2015-01-28 09:36

A new study suggests that people who drink every day have a higher risk of developing liver cirrhosis than those who drink less.

A drink a day may raise the risk of liver cirrhosis

2015-01-28 09:32

A new study suggests that people who drink every day have a higher risk of developing liver cirrhosis than those who drink less.

Top number on blood pressure reading could indicate risk of future heart disease

2015-01-28 09:07

Young and middle-aged people with high systolic blood pressure may be at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke in later life.

Why the ferocious US blizzard is life-threatening

2015-01-28 08:59

Doctors have warned that a life-threatening blizzard barrelled into the US Northeast pose numerous health threats, adding that staying warm is critical.

Can't sleep? You might have high blood pressure

2015-01-28 05:00

A new Chinese study suggests that people with chronic insomnia are at an increased risk of suffering from high blood pressure.

Duromine diet pill sees surge in popularity

2015-01-28 05:00

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the latest trend in weight loss with an increasing number of prescriptions being filled across SA.

Forget BMI, these are better ways to measure your body fat

2015-01-27 12:35

In the light of the limitations of the BMI, DietDoc discusses a number of other ways to determine how fat – or not – you are.

Scientists ask if Ebola immunises as well as kills

2015-01-27 11:04

A sharp drop in new Ebola infections is prompting scientists to wonder if the virus is silently immunising some people, while brutally killing others.

Rejuvenate your vagina with a vagacial and V-steam

2015-01-27 09:55

As with all body parts, the vagina is not immune to the forces of age and gravity. Want to give it a (natural) lift? Try a little steaming followed by an all-natural vagacial - aka a vaginal facial.

Insomnia linked to higher blood pressure

2015-01-27 08:11

A new Chinese study suggests that people with chronic insomnia are at an increased risk of suffering from high blood pressure.

Liberia closes Ebola centre at epicentre of outbreak

2015-01-27 07:36

Liberia’s president has announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus’ worst outbreak in history, as the disease’s spread has slowed in the country.

Find your nearest stroke unit

2015-01-26 14:33

Use this map to identify a stroke unit or hospital with a stroke specialist in case of emergency.

Snakes and snakebites

2015-01-26 13:29

A resource for South African parents.

Don't let allergies ruin your Valentine's Day date

2015-01-26 08:49

Valentine's Day is supposed to be romantic but chocolates,flowers and even kisses may not be so special if they trigger allergic reactions.

Why most fitness apps are simply gimmicks

2015-01-26 05:00

Smartphone fitness applications aim to change people's behaviours, but often without the most effective tools.

Disney measles outbreak spreads

2015-01-24 09:58

A measles outbreak around Disneyland in California has spread to six more US states and Mexico and authorities have issued a health alert.

WHO runs low on cash for Ebola

2015-01-23 18:15

The World Health Organisation is set to run out of cash in mid-February, a senior official says, as the organisation prepares to mobilise before the rainy season hits in April.

Flu tops pandemic threats, warns an expert

2015-01-23 15:12

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

2015-01-23 14:30

Sierra Leone has lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic is retreating.

 

Become a trail runner in 10 weeks with OptiFit

2015-01-28 17:59

Are you a 5km runner who is tired of running on TAR and is looking for an escape? Then trail running might be your answer. The constant change in terrain, the mentally refreshing stillness in the heart of a forest or on a mountain peak and the amazing camaraderie make it an unbeatable activity.

Forget BMI, these are better ways to measure your body fat

2015-01-28 16:46

In the light of the limitations of the BMI, DietDoc discusses a number of other ways to determine how fat – or not – you are.

KZN health department responds to tender claims

2015-01-28 12:55

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has responded to questions relating to a tender for four mobile clinics, which Sapa is investigating for potential irregularities.

KZN's mystery hospital bus tender

2015-01-28 12:13

A tender for four mobile clinics in KwaZulu-Natal will end up costing taxpayers a "crazy" R61m - and only two of the units have been delivered.

Did Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail really see a ghost?

2015-01-28 12:11

Health24 resident doctor Heidi Van Deventer says you can see things that are unreal when you are suffering from a fever. This could have been the case with Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail when he claimed a 'ghost' shook his bed.

Haris Sohail 'spooked' by ghost or fever?

2015-01-28 11:56

Health24 resident doctor Heidi Van Deventer says you can see things that are unreal when you are suffering from a fever. This could have been the case with Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail when he claimed a 'ghost' shook his bed.

A drink a day may raise the risk of liver cirrhosis

2015-01-28 09:33

A new study suggests that people who drink every day have a higher risk of developing liver cirrhosis than those who drink less.

Duromine is the latest trend in weight loss in SA

2015-01-28 09:28

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the weapon of choice for those seeking to shrink their waistline.

Why the ferocious US blizzard is life-threatening

2015-01-28 09:01

Doctors have warned that a life-threatening blizzard barrelled into the US Northeast pose numerous health threats, adding that staying warm is critical.

KZN's mystery R61m hospital bus tender

2015-01-28 05:00

A tender for four mobile clinics in KwaZulu-Natal will end up costing taxpayers a "crazy" R61m - and only two of the units have been delivered.

Forget BMI, these are better ways to measure your body fat

2015-01-28 05:00

In the light of the limitations of the BMI, DietDoc discusses a number of other ways to determine how fat – or not – you are.

DA welcomes health proclamation ruling

2015-01-27 20:57

The DA has welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision to set aside a proclamation which effectively criminalised the provision of health services without a certain certificate.

Duromine diet pill sees surge in popularity

2015-01-27 11:51

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the latest trend in weight loss with an increasing number of prescriptions being filled across SA.

Rejuvenate your vagina with a vagacial and V-steam

2015-01-27 10:10

As with all body parts, the vagina is not immune to the forces of age and gravity. Want to give it a (natural) lift? Try a little steaming followed by an all-natural vagacial - aka a vaginal facial.

Can't sleep? You might have high blood pressure

2015-01-27 09:41

A new Chinese study suggests that people with chronic insomnia are at an increased risk of suffering from high blood pressure.

Foot condition in diabetics often missed

2015-01-27 07:56

Charcot foot, a condition that can cause disability and amputation in diabetics is often missed due to peripheral neuropathy.

Imperial Tobacco launches caffeinated mouth strips

2015-01-26 16:18

Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's third largest cigarette maker, is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost.

Find your nearest stroke unit

2015-01-26 14:17

Use this map to identify a stroke unit or hospital with a stroke specialist in case of emergency.

Plans to halt Ebola thwarted - WHO

2015-01-26 12:30

Halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funds and aid workers before the rainy season hits, warns the World Health Organisation.

5 exercises you could be doing wrong

2015-01-26 05:30

If you don’t do the following exercises correctly, you won’t get the full benefit of your fitness programme and might actually end up injuring yourself.

Diabetic 5 year old receives first artificial pancreas

2015-01-26 05:00

Xavier Hames can now enjoy water sports and activities as much as his friends after being fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his diabetes.

Patient dies after being assaulted in hospital

2015-01-24 06:00

A patient has been killed in a ward at Durban's Addington Hospital after being assaulted by another patient.

After Ebola, flu and drug resistance top pandemic threats

2015-01-23 15:22

The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three west African nations, it has hammered home the message that the world needs a better detective system for emerging diseases.

Flu and drug resistance flagged as top pandemic threats

2015-01-23 15:11

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

New Ransomware virus causing havoc with PC's and smartphones

2015-01-23 10:47

An incredibly destructive computer virus is on the rise, charging user's thousands of rand to unlock their own devices once infected with terrible consequences if they don't.

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