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Hypertension affects both young and old

May 17, 2019

Today marks World Hypertension Day, Health-e citizen journalists look at people who have managed the condition for years.

Mpumalanga residents want emergency services prioritised

May 3, 2019

As the country heads to the polls, some South Africans have mixed feelings about service delivery and the quality of health services in their communities. Health-e asked Mpumalanga residents what they thought about the province’s public clinics and hospitals.

Vasectomy on men’s health agenda

May 2, 2019

John Zulu believes having a vasectomy is a sign of weakness. Zulu, a 59-year-old taxi driver from Piet Retief, called the male sterilization procedure a disgrace to his culture and accused the government of brainwashing black men to accept it.

Parents urged to love their gay children unconditionally

April 24, 2019

Mpumalanga – Dumisani Calvin Mabasa, 28, moved 175km from the town of Siyabuswa to Johannesburg to live in a society where his sexuality was accepted.

Beware post-Easter malaria!

April 23, 2019

If you have travelled to a warmer area over Easter, you might have contracted malaria. And as the world gets warmer, more and more people will be at risk of malaria.

Bad diagnosis scars toddler

April 9, 2019

Five-year-old Shantel* is covered with eczema scars and has lived in isolation almost her life with a condition that could have been prevented if her local clinic had made the correct diagnosis when she was few months old.

Ups and downs of bipolar disorder

April 2, 2019

Mpumalanga – Ndumiso Prince Cele turned to alcohol and drugs in an attempt to cope with the “shame” of suffering from bipolar disorder.