Donald Trump promised to cure cancer, wipe out AIDS, and put an American on Mars – all on the first day of his campaign for reelection

2019-06-19 15:15

The US president made some extravagant promises as he officially launched his re-election bid for the 2020 American elections at a rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night.

Nurses reveal the 11 hardest parts of their job, from the death of patients to not having time to pee during a shift

2019-05-27 12:56

Challenges nurses face include long shifts, having to use time-consuming technology, and a lack of respect other people in the healthcare industry.

'Drunk' hospital admissions clerk suspended for drinking beer while on duty

2019-04-30 10:21

An admissions clerk who appeared drunk in a video taken at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth has reportedly been placed on precautionary suspension pending an investigation.

Charlotte Maxeke Hospital cleared after reports of disposed limbs, foetuses in linen room

2019-04-18 18:01

An investigation at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital has revealed that there was no authorised practice to dispose of limbs and dead foetuses in the linen room.

Women really get the short end of the stick when it comes to medical attention, study finds

2019-03-27 11:05

Recently women have expressed their distress over not being taken seriously enough by doctors concerning medical attention and this study backs up their stories.

Speedy medicine dispensing robot to give SA healthcare a shot in the arm

2019-02-27 05:19

South African healthcare is set for an efficiency boost with a new medicine dispensing robot that will deliver medication in a more convenient and effective way.

Why delays to fixing healthcare are bad news for South Africans

2019-02-04 16:40

The sooner South African authorities deal with the issues of anti-competitive behaviour in the private sector, the more likely access to quality health care will improve.

'Not one nurse to help him' - grandson laments treatment at PE hospital

2019-01-21 07:46

Life St George’s Hospital in Port Elizabeth has launched an internal investigation after the grandson of one of its patients posted photos of his grandfather soaked in urine and blood with "not one nurse to help him".

Two women who just felt like wiping strangers' medical debt worth R21 million remind us of other cheerful givers

2018-12-06 18:24

Many of us have been blessed by a person who has helped us in a desperate time of need, evidence that good Samaritans still exist.

INSIDE LABOUR: A classic case of economic ill health

2018-11-02 10:04

No wonder there's resentment over SOE bailouts when ordinary people bear the brunt of healthcare that relies on the contents of bank accounts, says Terry Bell.


SA's worst clinic set to get a facelift

2019-06-03 12:19

After being declared the worst clinic in SA, the Limpopo Department of Health is making an effort to improve the condition of Lephepane Clinic.

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC's borders unless attacks stop

2019-05-11 10:36

Frequent assaults on health workers, treatment centres threaten efforts to contain the deadly virus, WHO says.

We'll be eating the first Crispr'd foods within 5 years, according to a geneticist who helped invent the blockbuster gene-editing tool

2019-04-22 09:37

A geneticist who helped invent the gene-editing tool Crispr told Business Insider its most profound impacts will be on agriculture.

Close ally of Ace Magushule poisoned - report

2019-04-07 13:21

An ally of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has been discharged from a two-week stay in a Johannesburg hospital after an attempt to poison him, says a media report.

The treatment that cured 2 men of HIV may also help with a remarkable array of more than 70 deadly diseases

2019-03-21 09:27

Bone marrow transplants have potential in more than 70 diseases, including many cancers, but the procedure also has important limits.

Motsoaledi: We can't wait to improve healthcare before implementing NHI

2019-02-14 13:21

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says in 2019 government will take significant steps in implementing universal healthcare.

Protests erupt in Newcastle after boy dies in freak accident

2019-01-22 16:59

The Madadeni community has erupted in protest after a six-year-old boy died while playing at a local park, police say.

A tech company just launched 'smart' cancer pills that track you with tiny sensors stamped into your medications

2019-01-20 13:55

A digital medicine company called Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. The pills also track activity levels.

Gauteng ANC expresses concern over 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients

2018-11-07 14:05

The ANC in Gauteng has expressed concern over the remaining 21 Life Esidimeni patients who are yet to be located.

Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to find a cure for ageing

2018-10-30 06:15

Some believe that ageing is the common factor underlying diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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