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Global mental health report blasts SA for Esidimeni

October 10, 2018
News  

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.

Top killer diseases feed on each other

October 1, 2018
News  

One week, two UN high level meetings on health matters – and virtually no interaction between the two. But diabetes, cancer and depression have a major impact on tuberculosis. If we treat them in silos, we won’t overcome them. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green.

Another whistleblower is humiliated

August 27, 2018
News  

It takes immense courage to be a whistleblower – to rise up against authority and speak out against incidences of wrongdoing or human rights violations. But it has not gone well for most South Africans who have done so, and this week another brave source has been taken down.

Safety net for depressed #FeesMustFall activists

August 8, 2018
OurHealth  

Some student activists have been left suffering from depression following the #FeesMustFall protests that erupted on campuses around the country in 2015 – but one student is hoping to help activists deal with their trauma.

Managing pain – not death

August 6, 2018
News  

Hospices are associated with dying, but many simply help people to cope with the pain or the psychosocial problems they are experiencing rather than preparing them to die. Health-e’s AMY GREEN reports.

Health-e pays tribute to ‘giant’ of medicine Professor Mayosi

July 30, 2018
News  

‘A giant has fallen’: World-renowned cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi committed suicide on Friday.

WHO Commission criticised over sugar taxes in new report

June 7, 2018
News  

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs’ new report, Time to Deliver, called for urgent action against chronic diseases and mental disorders, the globe’s leading cause of death and ill-health, but failed to include a recommendation on taxing sugary beverages.