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Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

February 18, 2019
News  

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019
News  

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

Pastor with albinism preaches bad science

January 30, 2019
OurHealth  

People living with albinism have sensitive skins and therefore need high factor sunblock to protect themselves when outside.

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”.

Call for urgent action against world’s deadliest infectious disease

September 19, 2018
News  

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, according to a new report.

Lack of exercise is threatening health

September 6, 2018
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

A quarter of the world’s adults are doing too little exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years.

Africa is the new tobacco target

March 12, 2018
News  

Africa’s health gains to go up in smoke if tobacco control is not addressed, experts warn at the world’s biggest tobacco control conference.