Woman pulled into rotating machine

2015-09-17 10:09

A woman is in a critical condition after her arm got caught in a rotating machine she was working on and pulled her in, paramedics say.

Niagara recalls bottled water over contamination

2015-06-23 14:21

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water after E. coli bacteria was discovered at the spring source.

2 330+ needlestick injuries for Gauteng health workers

2015-06-02 15:15

Health workers suffered more than 2 330 needlestick injuries in Gauteng in the past three years, prompting the need for more protection and training, the provincial DA says.

Raw sewage on its way to the Vaal Dam - DA

2015-05-18 14:48

A project which will pump raw sewage into the Vaal Dam is at an advanced stage, according to James Letuka, a DA member of the Free State provincial legislature.

Assisted death will lead to prosecution, court hears

2015-04-29 15:09

If a bid by a dying man to have a doctor end his life is granted by a court, it will expose that doctor to prosecution, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Your doctor could be high, warns professor

2015-04-09 21:33

There should be greater drug monitoring of health practitioners, including pilots, says Professor Solomon Rataemane.

Is there a place for dagga in medicine?

2015-04-09 15:44

Are the medical benefits of cannabis being over-hyped? The government is looking into this at a conference about the safety and dangers of cannabis use in South Africa.

Should we name and shame?

2015-03-09 12:02

Pamela Simpson weighs in on why we shouldn't point fingers in times of disaster and chaos.

Man caught dumping thousands of pills in Cape Town

2015-02-25 18:47

A man has been caught dumping thousands of tablets and medical waste in Cape Town, the city says.

‘I saw your willy!’

2015-01-12 14:20

Ingenious message about sharing pictures online makes perfect sense [video].


Are your skinny jeans bad for you?

2015-07-07 11:27

Are you at risk of 'skinny jeans syndrome'? Everything you need to know and more…

As it happened: Noakes hearing postponed to November

2015-06-04 09:12

Tim Noakes HPCSA hearing has been postponed to November 23 this year.

Dept still assessing 'probable' cancer-causing herbicide

2015-05-24 10:01

The Department of Agriculture is still determining whether a compound in about 100 locally used pesticides, and that has been found by an international agency to "probably" cause cancer, will have to be regulated.

Lose weight without taking toxic diet pills

2015-05-09 11:39

A nutritional consultant tells Health24 there is no such thing as a quick-fix to lose weight, following a warning over the deadly drug 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP).

Tim Noakes to face inquiry over 'Banting' tweet

2015-04-21 14:43

Prof Tim Noakes will be appearing before the Health Professions Council of South Africa after advising a mother on Twitter to wean her child on low carbohydrate, high fat foods.

Mystery bankie at cannabis roundtable explained

2015-04-09 17:19

The mystery of the small zip lock bag containing what looked like three dagga seeds left on everybody's seat at a conference on medicinal cannabis use, has been solved.

Mystery bankie at cannabis conference

2015-04-09 13:37

A tiny zip lock bag containing three small seeds was given to delegates at a discussion on the medicinal use of cannabis hosted by the Department of Social Development and the Central Drug Authority in Benoni. But who handed it out?

A Facebook group is not your doctor!

2015-03-06 13:11

Kim Norton explains why crowd-sourcing medical advice is a bad idea..

Child dies after eating dumped chicken in Ottosdal

2015-02-25 11:39

A child died after eating chicken that had been dumped by a farmer in Ottosdal, the North West health department says.

The 9-year-old supermodel?

2014-12-02 12:07

Young girl model gets creepy comments from grown men on social media.

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