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The fight against HIV/AIDS is not over - Foundation for Professional Development
The fight against HIV/AIDS is not over

The proportion of South Africans with HIV has increased from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012. This is a result of South Africa having the highest number of new HIV infections worldwide...

Issued by Foundation for Professional Development 18 Dec 2014 10:57

Being out in the light can leave you in the dark - UV radiation and you
Being out in the light can leave you in the dark - UV radiation and you

While UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun's rays, they are the main cause of the sun's damaging effects on the eyes...

17 Dec 2014 15:38

How to make holiday trips, healthy trips
How to make holiday trips, healthy trips

When you're on vacation, you really just want to relax and throw all your dietary problems to the wind. For some of us, the last thing we want to be bothered with is watching what we eat...

17 Dec 2014 15:30

Beauty is in the eye of biology
Beauty is in the eye of biology

They say that looks do not define a person, but the reality is that physical appearance is the primary differentiating factor between different ethnicities...

15 Dec 2014 15:54

Merry vs. misery - how to beat the holiday blues
Merry vs. misery - how to beat the holiday blues

For many people, this traditional time of joy and celebration is one of intense loneliness and dark depression...

15 Dec 2014 16:07

Eskom the food spoiler
Eskom the food spoiler

If Woolworths' cold chain is broken for eight consecutive minutes, the retailer considers the products waste and dumps them. For Pick n Pay the "down time" is seven minutes...

12 Dec 2014 11:51

Survey reveals that SA is not a vacation nation
Survey reveals that SA is not a vacation nation

With most of us at breaking point it seems absurd that 61% of those polled in a recent survey will be taking even less time off these holidays than last year...

12 Dec 2014 13:35

Only 15% of African countries have mental health services, a factor in violence prevention
Only 15% of African countries have mental health services, a factor in violence prevention

The Global status report on violence prevention 2014 reveals that 475,000 people were murdered in 2012 and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years...

12 Dec 2014 17:04

Strokes - treatable and preventable
Strokes - treatable and preventable

A stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial as early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications...

11 Dec 2014 00:45

New COHSASA board member appointed - COHSASA
New COHSASA board member appointed

Dr Stephen Taylor, a public health specialist with a wealth of experience, has been appointed to the board of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA)...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Dec 2014 12:22

New South African talk show discusses mental health issues
New South African talk show discusses mental health issues

To dispel the myths around mental health illnesses, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and DStv's Ed TV will be launch a new TV talk show 'Share' on Thursday 11 December...

9 Dec 2014 12:23

The 'Pharms race' and post-economic crisis
The 'Pharms race' and post-economic crisis

The economic crisis has had a strong negative impact on drug consumption in Europe, despite an aging population. Governments, as the principal financers, have been forced to curb their health expenditure...

9 Dec 2014 13:35

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

Healthcare professionals sought for Sierra Leone
Healthcare professionals sought for Sierra Leone

Right to Care is recruiting healthcare professionals to work for three months in Sierra Leone, departing 15 January 2015...

5 Dec 2014 12:37

Chemory Gunko
Hitting rock bottom and finding hope

I think it's fair to say that 2014 has been a pretty horrible year for many, many people, including me...

By Chemory Gunko 4 Dec 2014 06:00

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014 09:45

Keeping ARV production local
Keeping ARV production local

South African produced drugs would ensure security of supply while boosting local businesses and job creation, essential in a country where many of the neediest struggle to access chronic medication or cannot afford it...

4 Dec 2014 13:59

Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia

The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages...

3 Dec 2014 08:33

Brain stimulation counteracts dangerous side effect of seizures
Brain stimulation counteracts dangerous side effect of seizures

Loss of consciousness is a common and dangerous side effect of epileptic seizures. A new Yale-led study, however, shows that activation of electrodes in key brain areas can awaken rats with induced seizures...

By Bill Hathaway 2 Dec 2014 17:10

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