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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.

Abuse victims feel neglected

November 7, 2018
OurHealth  

It takes months for victims of rape and gender-based violence to receive counselling and this makes them feel neglected and causes them to blame themselves for the crimes committed against them.

Local 108-year-old swears by traditional food

November 7, 2018
OurHealth  

Modern food is not friendly to black people who are now facing a great health threat because they have moved away from more traditional nutrition, according to Flagstaff’s ‘oldest’ resident.

Early detection key to preventing cervical cancer

November 6, 2018
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – Women like Glander Mhlongo (48), misinformed about cervical cancer, believe only women living with HIV can contract cervical cancer and therefore risk ignoring the early signs and warnings.

Psychiatrists raise dagga concerns

November 5, 2018
OurHealth  

Research has shown that 9% of individuals who experiment with cannabis will become addicted to it – this number increases when use starts during adolescence.