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Bipolar disorder misinformation prevents people from seeking help

June 20th, 2019       OurHealth  

The mental illness affects up to 1% of the population in South Africa, yet the South African yet stigma and discrimination against people bipolar stop them from getting medical attention.

Tshilidzini Hospital should be an example to others

June 4, 2019

With a tight deadline of 100 days, the new management team at Tshilidzini Hospital have started to turn the tide from barely working to functional.

Community heroes help stamp out stunting

June 4, 2019

Community Health Workers trained to help stamp out stunting in rural areas in a campaign that seeks to galvanise South Africa towards achieving zero stunting by 2030.

McDonald’s SA book campaign: Not such ‘happy meals’

June 3, 2019

Is offering a book with a ‘happy meal’ at one of South Africa’s 270 McDonald’s outlets another gimmick aimed at getting kids hooked on unhealthy food? Experts say yes.

Chef cooks up recipe for healthy tuck shop

May 31, 2019

Mother, chef and self-proclaimed health food guru Labani Mgimeti, is a woman on a mission.  She has taken it upon herself to revolutionise a school tuck shop from a den of sodas and junk food to a haven of health food.

Where there’s smoke, there are health risks

May 31, 2019

Every year on May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day by creating awareness of the deadly effects of tobacco use.

Get to know Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku

May 30, 2019

The new provincial head of health’s first assignment is to improve services for patients and tackle the frustrations of health workers.

Ramaphosa announces Zweli Mkhize as the next health minister

May 29, 2019

Aaron Motsoaledi leaves the department after ten years, with the last few years marred by some of the biggest failures in public health.