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Salmonella a risk with backyard chickens

January 20, 2009       News  

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.

Early care crucial for babies

Across the human lifespan, we are most vulnerable to death during birth and in the first 28 days of life. This is even more so for children born in developing nations including South Africa.

Womb fee myth totally busted

December 10, 2008
Social Services  

This article busts the myth that young girls are falling pregnant to access social grants. By Marlise Richter

Next step towards malaria control

December 10, 2008

A malaria vaccine candidate is proving to provide both infants and young children with significant protection against one of Africa’€™s biggest killers, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed.

Sex in the slums

December 9, 2008
Environmental Health  

NIGERIA,(PlusNews) – Ijora Badia in Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital city and the country’s economic hub is a community virtually without government services.

Unhealthy lifestyles

Many South Africans are physically inactive, consume poor and unhealthy diets and are overweight and obese ‘€“ leading to all kinds of preventable conditions that kill them prematurely.

Fewer staff for more patients

December 9, 2008

More people need health services because of HIV/AIDS yet there are fewer and fewer health workers to help them. The impact is particularly bad at primary healthcare facilities, the first stop for sick people without medical aid.

Cancer = Biggest killer

December 9, 2008
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

The global burden of cancer has more than doubled during the past 30 years and it is estimated that in 2008 there were over 12 million new cases of cancer diagnosed, 7 million deaths from cancer and 25 million persons alive with cancer.