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Alex clinic chaos disrupt health services

October 13, 2017       News  

Services at the Masakhane Clinic in Alexandra have been severely disrupted as the staff has taken to protesting against what they believe is unfair treatment by the Gauteng Health Department.

Doctor remanded in custody for raping teen patient

October 13, 2017
News  

A general practitioner accused of raping a 17-year-old patient during a medical consultation at his surgery has appeared in court and been remanded in custody.

WATCH: South Africans urged to make water great again

October 13, 2017
News  

As National Nutrition Week 2017 comes to an end on Sunday (15 October) the Department of Health (DoH) has urged all South Africans to make a conscious decision to make water their drink of choice.

Esidimeni day 3: MEC Mahlangu ‘difficult to reach’

October 12, 2017
News  

Day three of the Life Esidimeni alternative dispute resolution was fraught with frustrations and characterised by dodging, vague answers and unsatisfactory witness testimony.

Cape Town emerges as SA’s healthiest city

October 12, 2017
News  

Cape Town is South Africa’s healthiest city with the highest number of healthy-weight people who buy the most vegetables and fruit.

WHO: Roadmap to end cholera

October 11, 2017
Diseases and Disorders  

Cholera flourishes in flood situations and its prevalence is likely to increase with climate change. But the WHO believes that, with proper investment in sanitation and water plus oral vaccines, the disease can be eradicated.

How one man’s spinach business led to a revolution

October 11, 2017
Health Management  

In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But, with a vegetable and a business plan, one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township based on spinach.

Horrifying cycle of amputations

October 11, 2017
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

WORLD OBESITY DAY: A desperate surgeon appeals for help as diabetic patients overwhelm his wards.