ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Govt wants everyone tested for HIV

2014-07-24 05:00

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.

Monkey study dampens hopes for AIDS cure

2014-07-21 12:22

The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-AIDS drugs within days of entering the body, a study says, dampening hopes for a human cure.

10 fabulous things we take for granted

2014-07-21 09:47

Just how different would your life have been if you had to live without these 10 things? A century ago everyone had to.

Bleeding in late pregnancy

2014-07-20 21:00

Bleeding in the second and third trimester might have different causes from early on.

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in US

2014-07-19 20:19

The rate of HIV diagnoses in the US has dropped more than 30% over the past decade, but is on the rise among certain gay men, researchers say.

Before anthrax mishap, CDC made similar safety pledges

2014-07-18 15:12

US lawmakers investigating repeated safety lapses at government labs have questioned whether the US CDC was up to the task of fixing the problem, given similar promises to remedy such breaches.

Air pollution tied to ear infections

2014-07-18 13:00

Toddlers who live in areas with moderate air pollution may have a higher risk of middle ear infection.

Stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice limited

2014-07-17 20:20

Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for billions.

Wonder drug that may stop you from getting drunk

2014-07-17 14:35

Mutant worms generated at a lab at the US may provide a pathway to prevent people from becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol, a study says.

 

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.

Jiji Juice Bar in Woodstock, Cape Town

2014-07-21 11:32

Get your freshly pressed juice fix in Woodstock.

Cholera kills 6 in northern Nigeria

2014-07-21 09:01

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner says, although a local charity put the toll higher.

Indian minister wants to end health corruption

2014-07-20 13:00

India's healthcare system is riddled with corruption and the national drug approvals agency is a "snakepit of vested interests", says the health minister.

Somali teen to receive treatment

2014-07-18 19:52

A gravely ill 12-year-old Somali girl will receive the medical treatment she needs for a heart condition after a settlement was reached in court.

Crush in Cape Town

2014-07-18 16:06

Crush fresh food café & juice bar is an urban oasis situated in the heart of Cape Town.

The worst thing about winter

2014-07-18 13:06

Some tips and tricks to help your children with colds and flu.

Air pollution tied to ear infections

2014-07-18 13:00

Toddlers who live in areas with moderate air pollution may have a higher risk of middle ear infection.

China to hold public trial for GSK

2014-07-18 09:05

China will publicly prosecute a foreign couple linked to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining private information, reports say.

10 fabulous things we take for granted

2014-07-17 15:39

Just how different would your life have been if you had to live without these 10 things? A century ago everyone had to.

Michael Bublé gets emergency dental help before show

2014-07-17 12:33

Thanks to some help from a dentist, singer Michael Bublé was able to go on stage in New Hampshire as scheduled.

 
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