A woman may never talk or feed herself again after getting mercury poisoning from her skin-lightening cream

2019-12-21 12:11

The 42-year-old had been using the cream twice a day for seven years. The FDA has outlawed such products, but they're still sold illegally.

Reality TV husband arrested for allegedly poisoning his wife with anti-freeze after 'suicide pact'

2019-07-12 16:29

A 29-year-old Durban man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife by poisoning her with anti-freeze.

UPDATE: Dozens killed in India after consuming poisonous liquor

2019-02-09 19:07

At least 64 die in neighbouring Saharanpur and Haridwar districts while eight deaths were reported from Kushinagar.

When should you rush your toddler to the ER?

2017-10-17 10:34

A new survey found that many parents need a refresher course when it comes to especially choking and poisoning emergencies.

'Gogo' hawker accused of poisoning over 75 pupils

2016-11-17 11:03

More than 75 pupils from the Sindzawonye Primary School in Pienaar, near Nelspruit, were rushed to hospital after they were allegedly poisoned, the department of education has said.

Mom fed her children Rattex-laced porridge

2015-06-26 11:11

A young Pietermaritzburg woman who is charged with trying to poison her two young children by feeding them porridge laced with Rattex, is seeking bail.

'Munchausen by internet' – mother kills son for attention

2015-03-18 13:05

Cybershrink comments on a mother, Lacey Spears, who poisoned her son because she enjoyed the attention she received from family, friends, doctors and people on the internet.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-06 10:54

Food intolerance can easily be mistaken for a true allergy. Spot the difference.

Baby dies after eating laundry pod

2013-08-16 10:44

A US baby has died of poisoning after ingesting household detergent.


An inexplicable spate of political 'poisonings' take South Africans for fools

2019-07-31 18:30

What does the assassination failure rate say to the quality of South African assassins? In a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world, how is it possible that so many of these plots have failed, asks Howard Feldman.

Mystical bewitchings or political conspiracies? Why are so many politicians being 'poisoned'?

2019-06-13 11:36

Whether politicians are referring to scientific poisoning or mystical bewitchings, we deserve to know more about allegations of poisoning including who was responsible and the motive for their actions, writes Mandy Wiener.

A deadly story – the origins of poisoning

2017-10-18 10:00

While we encounter many poisonous substances in our daily lives, they're relatively easy to avoid. The notion of deliberately poisoning another person is however a different matter altogether.

Three children dead after eating poisonous meat in Cape Town

2017-04-04 15:33

Three children have died after apparently ingesting poisonous food, Western Cape police say.

2 siblings die after eating chips and drinking water from container

2016-11-09 21:02

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo says he is saddened by the deaths of two siblings who fell sick after eating potato chips and drinking tap water from a 25-litre container.

Warning about deadly weight-loss pill

2015-05-07 17:05

South Africans are being urged against using a highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP), following a global warning and death of a student.

Witbank family poisoned by household heater

2014-07-29 13:34

Three members of a Witbank family have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, allegedly caused by their heater, Mpumalanga police said on Tuesday.

Aldicarb: a very dangerous poison

2013-12-03 13:08

Here are some quick facts on Aldicarb (Temik), which is a fast-acting poison.

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