The South African Health News Service
Subscribe
Find a Clinic
Medicine Price Registry
Return to Content

World Health Day: Healers face burnout

April 7, 2019
News  

In just three months at least three South African anaesthesiologists have taken their lives, reported the South African Society of Anaesthesiologist’s (SASA) Natalie Zimmelman who said the profession was facing a mental health crisis.

Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

February 22, 2019
ANA   News  

Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.

Dros rape accused perpetuates mental health stigma

November 12, 2018
News  

The alleged Dros rapist’s defence lawyer is trying to blame his client’s behaviour on a bipolar diagnosis. But while many people associate mental illness with violence those who are mentally ill are much more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, reports HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.

‘Dros rapist’: Mentally ill more likely to be victims

November 7, 2018
News  

The South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) has condemned local media houses for creating the impression that people living with mental illness are violent and criminally dangerous in the wake of rape-accused Nicholas Ninow’s defence citing his psychological state in court.

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.

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.