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Nurse tackles gender gap in healthcare

August 17, 2018
OurHealth  

Ikageng has seven general practitioners, all of whom are men, but Sister Vuiswa Leseka has opened a private clinic in the North West township and aims to challenge the gender gap in healthcare.

Expecting moms ignore alcohol dangers

July 17, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTH WEST – Tshegofatso Makroti, a 30-year old mother from Ikageng township in Potchefstroom who drank alcohol regularly through five pregnancies, believes that although two of her babies were stillborn her drinking was not a problem.

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.

Medical cannabis confusion in South Africa

May 8, 2018
News   OurHealth  

While the Western Cape High Court ruled on the use of medical cannabis last year, most South Africans remain confused on the issue, including some members of the South African Police Service.

Patients’ lives threatened in North West

April 30, 2018
Health Management   News   OurHealth  

Corruption, medicine shortages, healthworkers being barred from treating patients – the public healthcare sector in the North West province has been in crisis for weeks. Health-e News’s GRAEME MAKAM reports.

Salmonella a risk with backyard chickens

April 25, 2018
News   OurHealth  

NORTH WEST – Breeding chickens at home, also known as backyard poultry farming, has come under the spotlight following this week’s recall of over 200-million eggs in the US.

Strikes cause chaos for NW health

April 24, 2018
News   OurHealth  

As protests across North West province increase along with demands for Premier Supra Mahumapelo to resign, the province’s embattled health sector is feeling pain.