ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims

2014-07-28 15:16

An American doctor and a missionary have contracted Ebola in Liberia, and the death of the first victim coming from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Reckitt Benckiser to spin off pharmaceuticals

2014-07-28 12:30

British household goods firm Reckitt Benckiser has decided to spin off its pharmaceuticals division, after a strategic review.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-07-28 10:29

Ebola is currently ravaging western Africa and is reported to be spreading to other countries. Why is the disease so contagious?

Should teens be allowed to drink?

2014-07-28 08:41

Almost half of South Africa’s teenagers would like to lower the legal drinking age below 18, but is there a case for it?

Are teenagers right to call for a lower drinking age?

2014-07-25 13:39

Almost half of South Africa’s teenagers would like to lower the legal drinking age below 18, but is there a case for it?

To chop or not to chop?

2014-07-25 13:00

A Jewish mom gives her perspective on circumcision.

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

2014-07-25 07:44

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

ISIS orders genital mutilation for Iraqi women

2014-07-24 16:46

ISIS in Iraq has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.

Paracetamol 'just a placebo' for back pain

2014-07-24 14:05

Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to a new study.

Govt wants everyone tested for HIV

2014-07-24 05:00
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The government plans to extend HIV/Aids tests to the entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus.

Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

2014-07-23 20:20

Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state government directors say.

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-07-23 16:05

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.

SA to get help for HIV sooner - minister

2014-07-23 12:57

As of January 2015 HIV-positive patients will get antiretroviral treatment at an earlier stage, the health minister has said.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 10:27

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Will that work in SA? News24 investigates.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 09:49

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Would that work in SA? News24 investigates.

City sealed off after man dies of plague in China

2014-07-22 18:51

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague.

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-07-22 12:36

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.

SA men have less sex than global average

2014-07-22 12:06
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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.

Probe into med supplies at Free State hospital

2014-07-22 11:30

An investigation is to be launched at the Pelonomi Hospital after much needed medical equipment and consumables were founded locked away in store rooms, the provincial health department says.

CDC 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

2014-07-22 08:21

The CDC 'may never know' how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a another laboratory.

Free State health a moral failure - DA

2014-07-21 19:14

The DA in the Free State has described the province's health system as a "moral and constitutional failure".

Top 16 places to grab a fresh juice in Cape Town

2014-07-21 16:25

Juicing has taken America by storm and it’s gained ground in South Africa too.

Kiwifruit and watermelon smoothie

2014-07-21 15:38

Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.

Limpopo hospital reopened after water contamination

2014-07-21 14:27

Jane Furse Hospital in Limpopo has reopened after it closed for three days due to a contaminated water supply.

 

Public and health workers urged to be on the lookout for people with Ebola symptoms

2014-07-28 14:24

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged the public and local healthcare workers to be on the lookout for the Ebola virus. Even though the threat to South Africa is low at this stage, the spread of the disease is alarming.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola

2014-07-28 08:44

The Liberian government has closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people.

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660

2014-07-25 17:48

The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1 000, the World Health Organisation says.

Her excuses for not wanting sex. Sound familiar?

2014-07-25 14:24

Being sex-deprived can drive people to do strange things: take the case of one man who recently drew up a spreadsheet documenting all the excuses his wife used to not have sex.

Lucifer gets acupuncture

2014-07-25 13:11

Some vets are really brave. They are willing to treat all kinds of scary, veracious beasts; one vet in the UK however has gone further: Performing acupuncture on a lion.

Heat waves persist with tragic consequences

2014-07-25 08:42

Leaving children in parked cars in the blazing heat of summer: it's so obviously wrong, yet it happens with astonishing regularity, with tragic results.

When will you lose the baby weight?

2014-07-24 16:00

A woman’s weight is no-one’s business – not even her partner’s – says Masanda Peter.

SA's first 3D-printed jaw bone implantation a success

2014-07-24 12:54

South African doctors have successfully performed the country's first ever 3D-printed jaw bone implantation, changing the lives of two men and providing hope for many others.

Schizophrenia has many genetic links: Study

2014-07-23 20:39

Over 100 locations on the human genome may play a role in a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Exercise slows physical, mental decline after menopause

2014-07-23 17:00

Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don't, according to a new review.

S Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

2014-07-23 13:51

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government says.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 09:51

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Will that work in SA? News24 investigates.

85 bags of body parts found in Tanzania

2014-07-22 21:20

Tanzanian police have arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a landfill.

France responsible for toxic algae death

2014-07-22 14:22

A court in western France has held the French state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach when it was choked with toxic algae.

SA men not having enough sex

2014-07-22 12:07

South African men are having far less sex than their counterparts around the world, according to a survey.

Youngsters misinformed about hookahs

2014-07-22 11:31

Hookah smoking, as with any other type of smoking, is harmful to our health – something most young adults fail to realise.

Nicotine pesticides phased out due to bee threat

2014-07-22 10:53

Federal wildlife refuges in the US will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.

Free State DA launches public health survey

2014-07-21 21:15

The DA in the Free State wants to launch a public survey into problems with the province's public health system, DA provincial health spokesperson Mariette Pittaway says.

Botox maker Allergan to axe 250 vacant posts

2014-07-21 18:30

Botox maker Allergan plans to eliminate about 250 vacant positions in a restructuring that will streamline its business as it fights a takeover bid.

Drink yourself thin

2014-07-21 15:39

Could drinking water be the answer to your weight loss woes?

S Leone govt 'has failed in handling Ebola'

2014-07-21 14:27

Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticised the government’s handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West African country.

Many young adults misinformed about hookahs

2014-07-21 14:01

Hookah smoking, as with any other type of smoking, is harmful to our health – something most young adults fail to realise.

 
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