Babies’ hospital deaths should not be seen as normal - doctor

2015-09-04 13:08

The deaths of five babies at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital from a suspected bacterial infection should not be treated as “normal”, a KwaZulu-Natal doctor says.

Dying man turned away from two hospitals - paramedics

2015-07-13 13:19

The KZN Department of Health is probing allegations that a critically injured man was turned away from two government hospitals at the weekend, resulting in his death.

No shortage of ARVs in South Africa

2015-06-08 17:21

The Department of Health has reiterated that, in South Africa, there is no shortage of ARVs – amid panic about drug stock outs.

Noakes committee comes under the spotlight

2015-06-04 15:07

An HPCSA hearing into the professional conduct of Professor Tim Noakes started off with arguments over whether the committee was properly constituted to hear the matter.

China investigates second healthcare official

2015-05-29 09:05

China has launched an investigation into a top official who oversees the country's medical devices sector, the second healthcare official to be probed this week.

WHO launches $100 million health emergency fund

2015-05-18 17:12

The World Health Organisation is establishing a $100 million contingency fund in order to respond immediately to a major crisis.

Mom loses baby in Joburg hospital after three days of hell

2015-05-11 15:10

A Johannesburg woman, devastated after losing her premature baby, feels that she didn't get the help and support she needed from hospital staff.

Dignity SA welcomes assisted suicide ruling

2015-04-30 15:22

Right-to-die organisation Dignity SA has welcomed an order granted by the High Court in Pretoria allowing a terminally ill cancer sufferer to commit suicide with a doctor’s help.

SA to get medical ombudsman

2015-03-10 10:31

According to Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, the role of the ombudsman would be to address the 'challenges' in both private and public healthcare.

Shortage forcing paramedics to buy medical supplies

2015-01-15 15:37

There is a shortage of basic medical items in Ekurhuleni, forcing paramedics to ration what is available, borrow from elsewhere and even buy from their own pockets.


United effort to improve quality of life in rural SA

2015-08-24 09:17

ATTEMPTS to provide quality healthcare for isolated areas received a major boost when the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service and the Al-Imdaad Foundation joined forces last week.

New cheaper prosthetic hand 'printed' in Bloem

2015-06-17 15:17

A low-cost prosthetic hand, designed in Cape Town and 3D printed in Bloemfontein is pointing the way to a brighter future for amputees.

Noakes' new book 'Raising Superheroes' out soon

2015-06-05 06:30

'Raising Superheroes', the sequel to 'The Real Meal Revolution' will hit the shelves well ahead of the week-long hearing into the conduct of Professor Tim Noakes.

Tim Noakes hearing: we need clarity, says Claire Julsing-Strydom

2015-06-04 12:44

The inquiry into Professor Tim Noakes' conduct will help to advance health care in South Africa, says Association for Dietetics in South Africa president.

Thousands of potential doctors won't make the cut

2015-05-27 14:03

As deadlines loom for applications to study medicine at the country's universities next year, with some as soon as this weekend, thousands of potential doctors again won't make the cut.

Nurse convicted of killing 2 UK patients with insulin

2015-05-18 16:00

A nurse has been convicted of using insulin to murder two patients at a British hospital in 2011.

China to increase healthcare subsidies

2015-05-10 18:00

China will increase its healthcare subsidies by 19% this year as part of efforts to deepen social reforms and strengthen safety nets.

Few US doctors knowledgeable about LGBT health

2015-04-22 10:25

The US government recently described a shortage of healthcare providers culturally competent in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health.

GlaxoSmithKline sees better signs for lung drugs

2015-02-04 17:15

GlaxoSmithKline is expecting to start to regain market share in respiratory medicine after weak demand for lung drug Advair again hurt fourth-quarter sales.

Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 10:21

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

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