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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.

Medicines stockout crisis in North West

April 19, 2018
Medicines   News   OurHealth  

The cash-strapped North West Health Department has said that the lives of chronically ill patients in the province are now threatened due to ongoing workers strikes as medical supplies have been heavily affected.

No meat for Bophelong Hospital patients

March 29, 2018
News  

As the North West Health Department’s financial crisis deepens, so hospital patients are bearing the brunt. Graeme Makam reports that patients at mental health facility Bophelong Hospital in Mahikeng to receive no meat with their meals as from this coming Saturday(31 March).