Days are getting colder and the nights longer - yes, winter is on its way. It's also cough-and-sniffle season for the unwary. "Don't get caught," says PharmaChoice spokesperson, pharmacist Liezl van Tonder. She offers essential flu facts to get you through the season without coming down with a cold or flu.
20 Mar 2012 13:22
Traffic officials will be out in full force across the country to ensure that the high accident rate normally associated with the Easter long Weekend is minimised.
19 Mar 2012 13:12
THE HAGUE: Dutch health authorities on Thursday recommended the removal of breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese that were done before 2001.
19 Mar 2012 09:04
New food labelling laws could mean consumers are given less information about products, it was reported on Thursday.
15 Mar 2012 13:00
WASHINGTON, USA: Coca-Cola and Pepsi late last week said they have lowered levels of a chemical in caramel colouring to comply with a California law, but insisted the drinks pose no health risks and recipes will not change.
14 Mar 2012 15:57
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane is expected to visit health care facilities on Wednesday to assess levels of service delivery. She would visit Kliptown Clinic and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
14 Mar 2012 11:11
WASHINGTON, USA: Eating a portion of processed red meat daily can boost a person's risk of dying young by up to 20%, said a long-running US study of more than 120,000 people released on Monday, 12 March 2012.
13 Mar 2012 12:46
Five teachers, including a principal in a Limpopo school, continue to draw their salaries from the provincial department of education while doing nothing.
12 Mar 2012 12:55
ROME, ITALY: A type of bacteria mostly found in raw chicken meat that can cause diarrhoea and fever is on the rise in the European Union, according to a report from European food safety agencies published on Thursday, 8 March 2012.
9 Mar 2012 16:53
There are no definite plans to ban alcohol adverts but all options to curb alcohol abuse are being considered, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe said on Thursday.
9 Mar 2012 10:20
The Department of Health has released draft regulations relating to foodstuffs for infants and young children for public comment.
8 Mar 2012 15:21
WASHINGTON, USA: US health authorities on Tuesday, 6 March 2012, issued a warning to the maker of a new inhalable caffeine product sold in the United States and France, citing mislabeling and safety concerns.
7 Mar 2012 16:10
In preparation of the conference, Healthcare In Africa, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 6-7 March 2012, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), published the report The Future Of Healthcare In Africa, commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.
1 Mar 2012 16:17
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the government will be advertising 92 hospital CEO posts to correct the issue of wrong placements, wrong qualifications and wrong experience or level.
29 Feb 2012 11:06
In a bid to create an environment conducive to the successful implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI), seven community health centres and clinics will be constructed and existing facilities upgraded in Mpumalanga.
24 Feb 2012 16:21
Many aspiring nurses in Mpumalanga province are unemployable because they are under-qualified, says provincial Health Department spokesman Dumisani Mlangeni.
By Masoka Dube 24 Feb 2012 16:16
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department will use the 2010/2011 District Health Barometer (DHB) to reflect and reassess its interventions for the coming years.
24 Feb 2012 15:07
Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced the department's new medical parole board members, which will deal with medical parole applications from inmates.
23 Feb 2012 16:59
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has welcomed the decision by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane to split the provincial Health Department from the Social Development Department.
22 Feb 2012 16:22
With the annual Budget speech due today, predictions are rife and economists wait with bated breath to analyse and discuss the implications it will likely have for the South African economy and of course, for businesses across industries in 2012.
22 Feb 2012 07:10
Gauteng's plans for the current year include splitting the Health and Social Development Departments, creating more jobs and further cementing its position as Africa's business destination and economic hub.
21 Feb 2012 09:00
The circadian clock is a finely tuned genetic mechanism that regulates our sleep cycle and key metabolic changes during the 24-hour cycle. It also may help determine whether we get sick or not, according to a new Yale School of Medicine study published online 16 February in the journal Immunity.
By Bill Hathaway 20 Feb 2012 17:48
Three organisations from three different continents have taken the next step in their commitment and dedication to improve the safety and quality of health care provided in resource-restricted countries.
Issued by COHSASA 20 Feb 2012 13:19
LONDON, UK: About 450 million children will be physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years unless the world takes action to tackle malnutrition, a new report from Save the Children warned on Wednesday, 15 February 2012.
16 Feb 2012 15:30
A campaign to sensitise South Africans to extreme weather conditions is well underway in the continued spate of bad weather which has killed people and destroyed houses and road infrastructure.
15 Feb 2012 08:01