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How to stop strikes from killing patients

May 17, 2018       News  

Patients have died as a result of the recent strike in North West. Doctors and nurses were also chased out of operating theatres and wards by strikers. How can patients and health workers be protected from becoming victims of a fight that is aimed an employer?

Hypertension is a silent killer

May 17, 2018
News   OurHealth  

As today sees the marking of World Hypertension Day the aim is to draw public attention to the perils of high pressure and the need for people to get their health checked.

Hypertension hits old and young

May 17, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – When Lucia Sibanyoni (35) was diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) she didn’t think too much it, believing it was an elderly person’s condition.

Tackling mental health in the workplace

May 16, 2018
Mental Health   News  

 In 2017, a survey by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) revealed that just one in six employees with mental illness said they felt comfortable disclosing their condition to their manager.

Listeriosis under control, says Minister

May 16, 2018
News  

The Listeriosis epidemic is under control now that meat products from Enterprise and Rainbow Chickens have been recalled, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament yesterday.

Research warns of chiskop risk

May 16, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Two recent studies conducted by the University of Cape Town and published in the latest SA Medical Journal have found significant contamination of hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses, especially Hepatitis B.

NW strike could resume this week

May 15, 2018
News  

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has promised to bring health services in the entire North West province to a halt on Wednesday (16 May) if there was no progress in negotiations with government.

New crackdown on smoking

May 15, 2018
News  

People will not be allowed to smoke in cars with other passengers and restaurants will no longer be able to reserve space for smokers, according to a new Bill.