ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

'What's wrong with me, Mom?'

2014-10-22 21:00

A guide for parents to help them explain diseases and other health conditions to their children.

5 tips on avoiding parasitic worms

2014-08-22 14:22

Mom fed daughter tapeworm eggs to ‘make her skinnier’.

5 tips on avoiding parasitic worms

2014-08-22 13:26

Mom fed daughter tapeworm eggs bizarre effort to ‘make her skinnier’.

Fake loom toys may carry cancer risk

2014-08-21 13:22

Popular craze taking hold of SA’s children may contain carcinogenic chemical.

Is organic best for kids?

2014-07-29 10:00

Organic food benefits not only your body, but your family's bodies and the rest of the world.

5 die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Jhb

2014-07-10 14:29

Four children and a man were found dead in two cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, Johannesburg emergency services have said.

Dad who left kid in car charged with murder

2014-06-20 15:21

Father who left 22-month-old boy in car for seven hours charged with murder.

Bizarre photo of baby’s wedding dress ride

2014-06-02 09:53

Bride drags newborn baby down the aisle in the train of her dress on her wedding day.

'What's wrong with me, Mom?'

2014-05-23 14:38

A guide for parents to help them explain diseases to kids.

Terrifying prank video rings warning bells

2014-05-19 10:33

A scary prank video has gone viral, but at what risk to the featured child?

Mommy blogger allegedly poisons her son

2014-05-08 15:18

Mommy blogger suspected of poisoning her son after life-threatening amounts of sodium found in feeding bag.

We watched our daughter starve to death

2014-04-04 10:08

19-month-old baby falls into family pool.

Parenting in the digital age

2013-12-19 09:06

Kids have been opening themselves up to a world of internet learning possibilities, but how do we protect them from dangerous situations?

How to fix sick kids

2013-11-10 09:00

Kim Norton wonders what the best methods are for treating sick children.

Is your child too safe?

2013-11-09 13:00

Childhood used to be a daily dice with death, reflects Chris McEvoy.

82 000+ abortions in one year

2013-11-01 14:24

Abortions are performed in South Africa at an average rate of more than 200 a day, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Eastern Cape dept: Ambulance abuse concerning

2013-10-29 11:25

The Eastern Cape health department has expressed concern at the "abuse of the ambulance fleet" after two ambulances were seen at a popular braai spot over the weekend.

Operation Smile starts Mpumalanga screenings

2013-09-30 12:25

Operation Smile SA, which does free surgery on people with cleft lips or palates, has begun free screenings at 10 Mpumalanga hospitals.

Pointing guns at kids

2013-09-12 10:08

This image of a woman pointing a gun at a toddler’s head has angered social media users.

Commission chair unhappy at delays

2013-08-30 22:46

Delays in an inquiry into fatalities during a KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate fitness test have been sharply criticised.

No breastfeeding in public!

2013-08-15 10:20

This mother was ordered to stop breastfeeding in public.

Mpumalanga man sues after manhole fall

2013-07-29 10:11

An Mpumalanga farmer who fell into a manhole containing human faeces and condoms in 2009 is suing the Govan Mbeki municipality for R255 000.

Health dept disputes ambulance claim

2013-07-17 16:46

Claims that there are not enough ambulances available in the West Rand district municipality are not supported by facts, the Gauteng health department says.

 

Kicked out of pre-school

2014-09-02 08:04

Mom’s complaint about school on Facebook leads to her child’s expulsion.

5 tips on avoiding parasitic worms in kids

2014-08-22 13:27

Mom fed daughter tapeworm eggs bizarre effort to ‘make her skinnier’.

Loomies may carry cancer risk

2014-08-22 08:51

Latest SA kids' toy craze may contain carcinogenic chemical.

Fake loom toys may carry cancer risk

2014-08-21 13:21

Popular craze taking hold of SA’s children may contain carcinogenic chemical.

Court gets urgent bid to give girl surgery

2014-07-16 16:10

An urgent application has been brought before the North Gauteng High Court to ensure a 12-year-old Somali girl receives life-saving surgery, Lawyers for Human Rights says.

Is organic best for kids?

2014-06-26 16:26

Organic food benefits not only your body, but your family's bodies and the rest of the world.

Sesame Street: Old School, for adults only?

2014-06-11 16:45

Would you allow your kids to watch the old Sesame Street today?

Bizarre photo of baby’s wedding dress ride

2014-06-02 09:37

Bride drags newborn baby down the aisle in the train of her dress on her wedding day.

'What's wrong with me, Mom?'

2014-05-22 11:42

A guide for parents to help them explain diseases and other health conditions to their children.

Mommy blogger allegedly poisons her son

2014-05-09 12:03

Mommy blogger suspected of poisoning her son.

Are baby safety gates really that safe?

2014-05-06 14:31

When baby safety gates aren't used properly they may become hazards in the home.

We watched our daughter starve to death

2014-03-31 13:45

19-month-old baby falls into family pool resulting in shocking treatment in hospital.

12 top snot tips

2013-11-12 13:00

What to do when the Snot Monster runs riot in your child’s early years.

It's called a vagina!

2013-11-09 15:00

Should children call their private parts by their proper names?

KZN dept to take over McCord hospital

2013-11-01 20:11

The KwaZulu-Natal health department is set to take over Durban's 104-year-old McCord Hospital by the end of January next year.

Health officials held for selling ARVs

2013-10-31 12:30

Two health department officials have been arrested for selling ARV medication in a sting operation in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

HPCSA taken to court over Benoni plastic surgeon

2013-09-12 10:27

Four people have taken the Health Professions Council of SA to the North Gauteng High Court over alleged malpractice by a Benoni plastic surgeon.

Celebrity couple suffers a miscarriage

2013-09-06 15:18

Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly were 'dreading' the announcement.

Medic: Applicant got inadequate treatment

2013-08-29 16:43

Proper treatment was not given to a man who died after participating in a KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate fitness test, an inquiry in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

Toxic liquor kills 18 at Pakistan parties

2013-07-28 14:17

At least 18 people died and around two dozen others suffered serious health issues after partygoers at two separate events consumed toxic drinks, say officials.

DA claims West Rand ambulance crisis

2013-07-17 14:06

The West Rand district municipality does not have enough ambulances to serve its population, the Democratic Alliance has claimed.

Protector to probe botched circumcisions

2013-06-19 22:34

Deputy public protector Kevin Malunga will help probe the issues surrounding botched circumcisions, his office says.

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