Gauteng health dept settles with family of Martha Marais who was tied to Mamelodi Hospital bench

2020-01-05 16:53

The Gauteng Department of Health has reached an undisclosed settlement with Martha Marais' family after she was tied to a bench in the waiting area of Mamelodi Hospital last year, the MEC's office says.

'Miracle girl' Angelique now has a 3D-printed hand

2019-12-17 15:26

Angelique Shröder, the Boughton girl who made medical history last year when she became the first South African to have one of her toes grafted to work as a finger, has now got a 3D-printed hand to help her hold objects.

Two primary school brothers die after stomach aches, third brother in hospital

2018-09-11 18:33

Two Katlehong primary school pupils have died after complaining about serious stomach cramps, and their five-year-old brother is critically ill in hospital with similar symptoms.

SA's 7 biggest health stories of 2017

2017-12-18 07:22

Every year has its own health news stories, some positive and some disappointing – and 2017 was no exception.

Can omega-3 reduce antisocial behaviour in children?

2015-05-15 10:17

Omega-3 supplements may have beneficial long-term neurological effects in children that could ultimately reduce or minimise antisocial or aggressive behaviour.

What's your diagnosis? – Case 9: confusing neurological signs

2015-04-30 15:47

In our latest case, we meet Mrs P who presents to the emergency unit with very deceiving neurological signs. Open your medical textbooks and help solve this week’s case!

GRAPHIC: Photos of loose skin being removed from a man who lost 300kg

2015-04-29 10:29

The downside of losing nearly 300kg is having huge amounts of loose, excess skin. A reporter was on hand to document the incredible surgery to remove it.

Divorce can increase psychosomatic symptoms in teens

2015-04-28 08:37

Teens whose parents are separated or divorced are at an increased risk of experiencing stomach pain, sleep problems and other physical symptoms caused by psychological distress.

What's your diagnosis? – Case 8: bloody semen

2015-04-23 14:29

This week, a very concerned Mr and Mrs E present to their GP after noticing blood in Mr E's semen. Put on your lab coats and stethoscopes and solve this week's case.

Niger confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak

2015-04-23 09:20

Niger has announced an outbreak of the highly infectious h5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in Maradi.


KZN Department of Health warns of fake advert

2020-01-02 17:56

The Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal has warned the public that an advertisement for positions at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital is fake.

Listeriosis: Cape Town woman hospitalised but cases taper off

2018-11-05 22:37

Sporadic cases of listeriosis continue to affect South Africans even after the outbreak that killed 180 people was declared over earlier this year.

This new research suggests that diabetes is actually 5 separate diseases

2018-03-08 14:30

This changes EVERYTHING, from diagnosis to treatment.

Many South Africans can't afford a healthy diet

2015-05-15 14:13

South Africans are being urged to follow a healthy diet to avoid high blood pressure, but for many it simply isn't affordable.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy as good as full surgery

2015-05-14 10:33

Woman with early stage breast cancer who undergo nipple-saving mastectomies have a similar survival rate to those who undergo full surgery, a new study has found.

Flo Simba: in the boxing ring with type 1 diabetes

2015-04-29 12:37

From a softly spoken, humble athlete with type 1 diabetes to a gladiator in the boxing ring, this is the story of Flo Simba.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. likens vaccinations to the holocaust

2015-04-28 13:20

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has sparked widespread outrage after linking the growing number of autism cases to vaccinations, labelling the situation as a "holocaust".

Tinnitus: why the ringing in your ears may be hard to treat

2015-04-24 10:38

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears is associated with a wide range of brain activity which is why the condition can be difficult to treat.

100 minute old baby Teddy becomes UK's youngest organ donor

2015-04-23 11:38

Baby Teddy Houlston lived for less than two hours but achieved a miracle by becoming the UK's youngest ever organ donor – and saving the life of another person!

Fidgeting may help children with ADHD learn

2015-04-22 08:35

Moving around or fidgeting may play a crucial role in helping children with ADHD to remember more information and assist their learning.

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