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...
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
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
First aid could be the single most important thing you ever learn
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
Former President Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged, the Presidency said late yesterday.
26 Jun 2013
President Jacob Zuma says Madiba's doctors are doing everything they can to ensure the former statesman is comfortable.
25 Jun 2013
The FNB Fund has actively supported hospices in South Africa with the focus on the provision of quality and compassionate care. Its hospice programme strategy is aligned to the reduction of HIV/Aids impact on individuals, families, communities and society by supporting the integrated Home-Based Care (HBC) programme within the hospice units.
19 Dec 2012
Former President Nelson Mandela has undergone a procedure via endoscopy to have gall stones removed.
18 Dec 2012
The Presidency says doctors attending to former President Nelson Mandela have reported that he has made progress during the past 24 hours and they are satisfied with the way he is responding to treatment.
13 Dec 2012
No sooner had Uncle Sam thrown a triumphant Democratic fist in the air, than Massachusetts invited good 'ol Aunt Mary Jane for tea and... um, cookies. The referendum would make this the 18th state in the US to have legalized the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, amidst debate surrounding its recreational abuse. This got me thinking about our own struggle with the weed and the feasibility of passing such a law in SA.
Chamendran Naidoo 20 Nov 2012
Death has been on my mind more than usual lately. Not that I have a morbid fascination with it. It's just that as a wannabe Buddhist, I know the Grim Reaper is more friend than foe.
Marika Sboros 11 Oct 2012
Facilities achieve either two or three year COHSASA accreditation awards. Two year awards are given to institutions if they are a first-time entry into the programme. Thereafter, if levels of standards excellence have been maintained between surveys, the facilities are usually given three-year accreditation awards.
COHSASA 27 Aug 2012
With cancer survivors and their families celebrating hope and life on International Cancer Survivors Day, 3 June, Be Cancer Aware (BCA) decided to take the opportunity to focus on the support cancer patients receive during and after their treatment. One of the biggest support systems comes from oncology nurses.
7 Jun 2012