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Tembisa residents get malaria tests

November 14, 2018       OurHealth  

EKURHULENI - Tembisa residents have been targeted by health officials in a pre-Christmas push to test people for malaria and make them aware of the need to protect themselves ahead of time if they are planning to head into malaria risk areas over the holidays.

Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018
News  

Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

Reduce your diabetes risk

November 14, 2018
News  

As South Africa marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, recent data from the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 3.85-million South Africans have diabetes, with a large portion of them undiagnosed.This equates to an estimated 7% of adults aged between 21 and 79.

New technology reduces 87% of sugars from fruit juice

November 14, 2018
News  

AS the globe marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, the founder of a juice company claims he has found a successful way to remove 87% of sugar from fruit juice.

World Diabetes Day: ‘My illness doesn’t define me’

November 14, 2018
OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – When Sipho Dlamini (33) was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 17, he was still in high school and came in for a lot of discrimination and family pressure.

First cholera case recorded at a Limpopo clinic

November 13, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO-The Provincial Department of Health has urged people to be vigilant and practice proper hygiene and sanitation practices, after a cholera case was recorded in Alldays, in Blouburg as a migrant farm worker believed to be from Zimbabwe working and living in the area tested positive for cholera.

Taking the itch out of eczema

November 13, 2018
OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – Nomonde wears the scars of eczema on her face but the 9-year-old girl carries invisible scars from being bullied because of her skin condition.

Dros rape accused perpetuates mental health stigma

November 12, 2018
News  

The alleged Dros rapist’s defence lawyer is trying to blame his client’s behaviour on a bipolar diagnosis. But while many people associate mental illness with violence those who are mentally ill are much more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, reports HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.