Health

Wonder tape a sticky issue

Kinesio Tex has the makings of a fad, but some sportsmen and women swear by it. Patrick Barkham reports

The chief who lit a cultural fire in Zambia

The threat of Aids has convinced a Zambian clansman, Jonathan Mumena, to do what is safest for his people. Mia Malan reports.

Miracle drug provides new lifeline for unknown disease

Late onset (juvenile or adult) Pompe disease can be as early as the first decade of childhood or as late as the sixth decade of adulthood.

Hellish mortuary scenes haunt the memories of loved ones

Conditions in KwaZulu-Natal are allegedly so bad that some qualified staff can no longer take it, writes Fatima Asmal-Motala.

Unique Charlotte Maxeke hospital ward faces closure

It is a beacon of hope, yet the state's cystic fibrosis unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital might be closed.

Death is inevitable, pain is optional

Some believe that proper palliative care goes a long way towards countering arguments for euthanasia, writes Thalia Randall.

Healers fill Swaziland medical gap

Professionals trained in traditional methods are rescuing patients abandoned by budget cuts, writes Nellie Bowles.

Shot in the arm for ailing Limpopo

Few health professionals or administrators have the broad experience or the specialist knowledge of Dr Maphata Norman Mabasa.

Low potential for NHI success in rural health

A lack of basic services will leave an already crippled system unable to cope with the additional red tape.

Sanitisers score hand over fist

The popularity of saniters has as much to do with health as fashion and the jury is out over their efficacy, writes Laura Barton.

The A to Z of opting for a C-section

A C-section is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made through the mother's abdomen and uterus to assist in the safe delivery of a baby.

Tying up the loose ends of hair loss

Other than certain individuals such as Elton John and Wayne Rooney most men accept hair loss with a sense of resignation.

Quality care for all is the goal

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi responds to Garth Zietsman's article on his address at the National Editors' Forum in Cape Town.

Hard climb to beat malaria

The tools to fight the malaria may have improved, but only sustained efforts will totally eliminate it, not just intermittent interventions.

The ups and downs of bipolar disorder

Because of the public's ignorance, Bipolar Disorder often ruins the careers of talented professional people.

[From our archives] Do’s and don’ts for the chef

Simple precautions can reduce carcinogens in the kitchen and on the food table, writes <b>Mia Malan</b>.

Sleeping pills linked to early death

Chronic insomniacs are far better off treating their condition through cognitive behaviour therapy than with pills, new research suggests.

Medical innovations raise hopes of many

Tropical diseases such as malaria could be wiped out as scientists figure out how to render mosquitoes sterile.

Press Releases

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations