Health

Smacking will never be right

Parental duties must not be done in anger and corporal punishment is therefore not justified

It’s war on tropical diseases

But experts warn that drugs alone will not win it, after the pharmaceutical giants agree to work together on an ambitious project.

Breast is best – for slim adults

Exclusively breastfed babies are less likely to become obese adults, research has shown.

Dental treatments to make you smile

It's not too late to get that ice white smile.

[From our archives] Is today’s ukuthwala a perversion of an earlier tradition?

The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.

[From our archives] ‘God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive’

Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.

Diet crucial to managing diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, there are a number of things you can do to manage so that you can live as normal a life as possible.

Government bans ‘unsafe’ baby bottles

A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.

Recovering after a stroke

Stroke recovery will be the topic of Bonitas House Call on November 5 at 9am on SABC2.

NHI: History repeats itself

Universal healthcare schemes traditionally have been met with fierce opposition.

Alzheimer’s: High price for a longer life

Alzheimer's disease is not a natural part of growing old.

Don’t panic, it’s not a heart attack

Panic attacks are often mistaken for heart attacks, and even though they can't kill you they are more debilitating, and common, than you might think.

[From our archives] ‘I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent’

With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?

Dying in the line of duty

The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.

Healing hope for brain injury

New research shows that the brain actively works to repair itself after traumatic injury, but subsequent impact can compound the damage.

Urgent need to expand drug roll-out

Universal access to antiretroviral therapy could have saved more than 4,37-million children in Africa from becoming orphans.

The economics of alcohol

The alcohol industry makes a substantial contribution to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP).

The foundation of health care

The opportunity exists for South Africa to develop its own health promotion foundation, built on the examples from across the world.

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