SA becomes the first country to scale up access to TB drug

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) applauds the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) for announcing on 18 June that a promising new oral medicine called bedaquiline will replace an injectable...

Cancer and job losses top list of reasons for South Africans’ insurance claims

Cancer remains the top reason for life insurance claims in South Africa, and retrenchments are taking their toll among young achievers, says Liberty, the...

Rain on its way as cold front heads to SA

A strong cold front will bring heavy rain‚ gale-force winds and cold conditions to the Western Cape on Thursday. Cape Town was basking in a...

Raising awareness about high blood pressure

World Hypertension Day is dedicated to raising awareness about high blood pressure, medically known as hypertension. This day, held on 17 May each year, aims...

Bipolar Awareness Day: Bipolar sufferers don’t need to feel isolated

Bipolar disorder is a hidden societal problem, with many believing their fluctuating moods are part of life – and suffer for years without realising...

Private sector to play a significant role towards NHI implementation

Private sector to play a significant role towards moving the National Health Insurance (NHI) from policy to action 22 May 2018 – Universal Health Coverage...

Scientists discover how breast cancer hibernates

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows breast cancer cells to lie dormant in other parts of the body only to reemerge years later...

GOVERNMENT UPDATE ON LISTERIA OUTBREAK: JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT

Pretoria: The Government, led by the Departments of Health (DoH), (DAFF), Trade and Industry (the dti) and the National Consumer Commission (NCC) and the...

Dept commemorates child protection week

By Ntsoaki Toloane The Gauteng Department of Health recently held Child Protection Week commemorations at the Nike Stadium in Pimville. Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa said Child...

Vaccinate your children, parents told

By Lesiba Lekgetho The City of Johannesburg urged parents and caregivers to ensure that their children are vaccinated after a high alert for measles was...

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