Health and Fitness


Standard Bank told to reinstate workers ‘fired for refusing COVID vaccine’ – or else…

After 40 employees were dismissed by Standard Bank for turning down the COVID vaccine, SASBO gave them a deadline to reverse the decision.

Red Meat Raises Your Heart Risk, and Scientists May Know Why

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A daily hamburger might raise the risk of developing heart disease, but not necessarily for the reasons people often think, new research suggests. The study of nearly 4,000 older Americans found what many have before: People who ate a lot of red meat had a heightened risk of heart disease and stroke. But there was no evidence that the link was due to a traditional culprit: elevated blood levels of "bad"...

Alcohol poisoning: Here’s why you shouldn’t down a bottle of Jägermeister

South Africans are still reeling over the news of the man who died after downing a bottle of alcohol. Here's what to avoid when drinking.

SIU given green light to probe Midvaal municipality and EC health department

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed two proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe allegations of corruption and maladministration in the affairs of the Eastern Cape department of health and the Midvaal municipality.

How WC health department miniminses impact of load sheddig in hospitals

Refilwe Moloto speaks to Western Cape Health chief operations officer, Dr Saadiq Kariem on the impact load shedding is having on Western Cape hospitals.

‘I didn’t put it in my pocket, it’s in my head’: How Sisulu ‘secured’ cancer medicine for Jessie Duarte

Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu has cleared the air on how she secured cancer medication for the late ANC stalwart Jessie Duarte from Russia, saying it was in her head.

Fraudulent Covid-19 vaccine certificates selling like hot cakes

Joburg’s dingy shops do roaring trade

10 tips to improve your memory

Govt snubs Project Dignity's sanitary pads distribution project

Africa Melane speaks to Project Dignity founder Sue Barnes about the organization brining sustainable pads to young girls across the country.

Measles outbreak in Tshwane over, says NICD

Two incubation periods have passed without a single case of the disease being detected

Sahpra confirms fatality linked to COVID-19 vaccination

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) said that the person died following immunisation with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Limpopo confirms first monkeypox case

This brings the officially known number of monkey pox cases in South Africa to three.

Newly renovated cervical cancer screening site opens in Khayelitsha

The KCCSP team has screened close to 60 000 women in a variety of high-level community-based projects and studies since 1995.

Mr. Olympia, action icon and politician! How Arnold Schwarzenegger is still going strong at 75...

Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived an extraordinary life. A Hollywood A-lister like no other, he has gone from champion bodybuilder to box office banker to politician and is still going strong as he turns 75. Arnie, this is your life...

Tavern Tragedy | Alcohol poisoning, overdose ruled out as cause of death

According to the Eastern Cape Health Department, the alcohol levels found in blood samples were not lethal amounts.

Concerns raised after 'Centaurus' COVID sub-variant discovered in 10 countries

John Maytham speaks to the dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Prof Shabir Madhi, about the concerns of the Centaurus COVID-19 sub-variant.

WATCH | South Africans financially stressed - survey

A new Money-Stress Tracker by DebtBusters shows financial stress is negatively impacting South Africans health and home life.

Call for more Africans to register as stem cell donors

Statistics show only 30% of blacks are contributors

Giant video screen falls on boyband during Hong Kong concert

Footage from the concert appears to show a giant screen hitting a performer from boyband Mirror directly on the head and crushing his body. Two dancers were rushed to hospital.

Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study

A new study shows there’s no clear evidence that depression is caused by abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brain.

Drug roadshow returns

The anti-drug campaign 60 Minutes Drug Awareness took a two-year pause because of the Covid lockdown. Picture: Supplied

Health authorities confirm first vaccine-related death in South Africa

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has confirmed that a person died of Guillain-Barré syndrome that was causally linked to receiving the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

Planning for retirement and a good chance you will live to 100

Don’t get caught off guard by outliving your money because you thought you would never live to 80, 90 or even 100!

What are they latest Covid-19 variants and how do they affect us?

Are people still taking the vaccination jabs?

Are people still taking vaccination jabs, is a question many are asking after the Department of Health hosted a health drive in Mpumalanga

Man arrested and charged for submitting FAKE doctor’s note to employer

A man has been arrested and charged with fraud for allegedly submitting a fake doctor’s note to his employer in Ekurhuleni.

Unmasked at last! UFS bids farewell to all Covid regulations

In its correspondence of 23 June 2022, UFS urged all staff and students to continue wearing masks should they have comorbidities and/or symptoms of illness, thus safeguarding other stakeholders.

Escaped snake causing chaos at THIS Gauteng clinic…

A snake has been terrorising patients and workers at a local clinic in Gauteng - preventing people from receiving essential treatments.

Negligent administration brings SA public health system to collapse: Doctor

convenor of the Progressive Health Forum and 'I Am' movement signatory Dr Aslam Dasoo said the government must effect changes in the public health sector.

CHARLES NQAKULA: Diagnosis of the health of the ANC

African National Congress (ANC) veteran Charles Nqakula calls on the party to convene a consultative conference where it can discuss the state of the party and where it can draw up a programme of action to decisively deal with the ills affecting the party.

Ipid now probes Farmgate ‘cover-up’

Former State Security Agency head Arthur Fraser accused Ramaphosa of money laundering and kidnapping and opened a criminal case against the president in June.

First deaths in European Union due to monkeypox reported in Spain

Unconventional fashion icon Issey Miyake dies at 84

He died in a Tokyo hospital on 5 August at age 84 after battling liver cancer.

Sahpra approaches Lindiwe Sisulu’s office over Jessie Duarte medication claims

The SA Health Products and Regulatory Authority say its in talks with Minister Lindiwe Sisulu following reports that she secured medication for Jessie Duarte who died at the weekend.

Monkeypox: How you can protect yourself from the virus and what to do if you have symptoms

The risk of monkeypox to the general population remains low but it’s important to know how you can protect yourself from the virus. View on euronews

‘I've always had to watch myself. My family is not naturally thin...' You'll never believe how these stars stay healthy!

Most celebrities follow daily beauty routines and diets that help them feel good inside and out. But what unusual, expensive and extraordinary treatments and trends do they use to stay looking good? These are the health secrets of the stars...

Kenya election 2022: What you need to know

Kenyans head to the polls on Tuesday to elect their fifth president since independence. The election pitches Vice President William Ruto against opposition leader Raila Odinga. DW looks at what's at stake.

Fourth wave of Covid shows higher number of cases — but fewer deaths

South African life insurers reported a significant drop in death claims for the six months to the end of March 2022, compared with previous six-monthly reporting periods since the start of the pandemic.

Vaccination remains key amid emergence of COVID-19 Omicron subvariant BA.2.75

Refilwe Moloto speaks to freelance health journalist Aisha Abdool Karim about the emergence of a new COVID-19 Omicron subvariant Centaurus.

Why are omicron variants of the coronavirus on the rise?

New research shows why exactly the omicron variant is so infectious. We take a look at the science behind coronavirus variants, and how future vaccines will deal with them.

COVID-19, economy expected to lead to drop in fertility rate: report

Stats SA says COVID-19 and the economic depression is expected to lead a drop in South Africa's fertility rate.

SAHRC inundated with complaints about mandatory Covid-19 jab at work

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it was inundated with complaints from employees opposed to their employers' insistence on mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations.

WHO deciding on sounding highest alarm on monkeypox

A surge in monkeypox infections has been reported since early May outside the West and Central African countries where the disease has long been endemic.

SA records 263 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Most of the infections were in Gauteng, with 102 cases.

Health: natural methods to treat acne

It could save your life: Cancer survivor advises men to check their testicles

Relebogile Mabotja spoke to a medical doctor and testicular cancer survivor about encouraging testicular self-examinations in men.

Experts weigh in after Standard Bank withdraws compulsory Covid-19 vaccination policy

Medical experts have warned members of the public and employees in the workplace that vaccination is still the best form of defence against Covid-19.

Minister of Health tests positive for COVID-19

The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, is currently in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The department stressed that the pandemic is not over.

Monkeypox: SA’s three cases ‘unlinked’ – WHO emergency panel to meet again

The NICD said no secondary cases have been linked to the three laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases in South Africa.

Monkeypox is now a global health emergency - Here’s what it means for Africa

The Africa CDC has welcomed the decision by the WHO but added that the continent has battled the virus before.