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The first worldwide estimates of serious, health-related suffering and the resultant need for palliative care and pain relief...
13 Oct 2017
Terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain may be one step closer to being allowed access to cannabis to treat their illnesses...
24 Nov 2016
Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are often administered to terminally ill patients. But given widespread concern about antibiotic resistance, this common practice should be reconsidered...
By Ziba Kashef 6 Oct 2015
The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...
30 Mar 2015
The Department of Social Development in the Western Cape has launched an investigation into allegations of elder abuse at the unregistered Serendipity Old Age Home.
4 Nov 2014
The Department of Health has appealed to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.
26 Sep 2014
More than 170 nurses and doctors in Gauteng have been trained to respond appropriately to the health needs of survivors of sexual assault.
24 Apr 2014
If you're reading this you can be sure that you belong to the 99% of humankind that can access the visible spectrum ... in brief, 'good sight'.
By Roger Metcalfe 7 Oct 2013
The Financial and Fiscal Commission has called on the government to act speedily to put in place a funding plan to move towards full funding of minimum norms and standards for child welfare services.
1 Oct 2013
Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he had been receiving treatment for the past two months.
2 Sep 2013
Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.
15 Aug 2013
After spending more than a month in a critical condition in hospital, former President Nelson Mandela is now responding to treatment, the Presidency says.
11 Jul 2013
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5 Jul 2013
Former President Nelson Mandela's condition has stabilised, although he still remains critical, according to a statement issued by the Presidency yesterday afternoon. "He remains critical but is now stable," said the Presidency.
28 Jun 2013