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Janu-worry stress busters: The science behind some health therapies

January 14, 2019

Many South Africans are returning to work this week but the December break hasn’t resulted in improvements in stress levels and overall mental health. The number of calls for help received by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is just as high this January as the last months of 2019.

Work out at home for a healthier, fitter you

January 2, 2019

Vuyo Radebe, an Mthatha-born fitness celebrity, is inspiring people on social media to live a healthy life style.

It takes more than just prayer to heal people

December 28, 2018

Doreen Madlalate, an oncology nurse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, tells Pontsho Pilane about why she preaches the gospel of health to her fellow churchgoers.

State patients ditch surgery waiting list thanks to Mediclinic Limpopo

December 14, 2018

A collaboration between the Limpopo Department of Health and a private hospital has seen many patients waiting for surgery at state facilities receive their operations through a pro bono agreement.

Drink lots of water and stay out of the sun!

December 14, 2018

Heat waves have been hitting parts of South Africa as summer takes hold and the holiday season approaches prompting health authorities to warn people to stay out of the sun when temperatures spike and to drink lots of water.

Sick building, sick health department

December 13, 2018

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.