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Why are magazines Glamourising suicide?

NEWSWATCH: The quick-fire spread of social media means infamy is almost guaranteed if you step a foot wrong, even if the incident took place years ago. Such is the case for Glamour España, which included a pink gas stove in a market guide fashion spread inspired by Sylvia Plath...

11 Jan 2019

Professor Bonga Chiliza
SA needs stronger leadership and increased budgets in mental healthcare

The psychiatric profession should play a greater role in advocating for patients' rights and improving management of mental health in the public sector...

11 Jan 2019

Financial woes add to stress among SA professionals
Financial woes add to stress among SA professionals

Financial stress has increased among South African professionals when compared to last year, where previous numbers were attributed to work stress, according to the 2018 Profmed Stress Index...

4 Jan 2019

Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide
Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide

A recent report from the CDC showed that the USA is in the grip of a sustained rise in the suicide rate for both sexes and across all age groups. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate rose by 24%. A database from the OECD also shows that the recent uptick is mirrored in Britain and the Netherlands, among other countries...

By Eugene Yiga 31 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Stress, booze and late nights pack on pounds - report
Stress, booze and late nights pack on pounds - report

Persistent stress is directly linked to overeating, lack of sleep, reduced exercising and increased alcohol intake - all contributing to weight gain, research shows...

Issued by Leap Communications 11 Dec 2018

Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them. Shutterrstock
South Africa's children aren't getting the mental health care they need

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades...

By Renata Schoeman 6 Dec 2018

There are concerns that Africa may be excluded from advances in genetic brain research. Shutterstock
Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges

Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven't included African people

By Benyam Worku Dubale, Celia van der Merwe & Nathani 6 Nov 2018

R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete
R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete

The new occupational therapy and sports facilities at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital were opened this month, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month...

29 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Maternal depression increases likelihood of depression in adolescents
Maternal depression increases likelihood of depression in adolescents

An adolescent whose mother suffers from depression is 30% more likely to also get depression, new research from the University of Cape Town (UCT) has found...

1 Oct 2018

Early warning sign of psychosis detected
Early warning sign of psychosis detected

Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia...

By Bill Hathaway 25 Sep 2018

Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA
Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa has the sixth highest rate of suicide in Africa, with approximately 11.6 of every 100,000 people in the country completing suicide...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2018

EC Health extends Life Esidimeni Kirkwood contract
EC Health extends Life Esidimeni Kirkwood contract

The Eastern Cape Health Department has assured mental healthcare patients at Life Esidimeni Kirkwood that their lives are not in danger with the end of the health facility's contract...

6 Sep 2018

R10m to recruit mental healthcare practitioners in EC
R10m to recruit mental healthcare practitioners in EC

In a bid to address mental healthcare in the Eastern Cape Health Department, the ministry has announced that a budget of R10m has been set aside to recruit health practitioners...

5 Sep 2018

Yurchanka Siarhei/Shutterstock
Putting Nigerian neuroscience research under the microscope

Researchers are working hard to unravel the complex mysteries of the human brain and nervous system, as well as to find treatment for often incurable brain diseases...

By Mahmoud Bukar Maina 4 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Gather the girls
#WomensMonth: Gather the girls

Mlisska Hubert, life coach and founder of She Gathers is building a suspension bridge between women, hosting gatherings to hold communion about what it means to be a woman today...

By Mlisska Hubert 14 Aug 2018

Barney Selebano, former head of department. Photo: Joyrene Kramer, Section 27
How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?

Half of the top officials responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy still have not been reported to their professional associations, according to information from the South African Nursing Council (Sanc)...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 7 Aug 2018

Professor Soraya Seedat. Photo: Damien Schumann
#WomensMonth: Probing the secrets of mind, body and soul

Professor Soraya Seedat joined Stellenbosch University's Department of Psychiatry in 1992, fresh from her MBChB internship...

By Jeanne van der Merwe 3 Aug 2018

Qedani Mahlangu. Photo: Andronica Nedzamba
Mahlangu, Hlongwa elected to top Gauteng ANC body

Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, who presided over the Life Esidimeni tragedy, has been elected into the Gauteng ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC)...

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez 25 Jul 2018

Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, the health ombudsman
3 lessons on ethics from the Life Esidimeni tragedy

The Life Esidimeni tragedy highlights the need to review South Africa's bioethics, abandon its denial mentality and learn about true accountability...

3 Jul 2018

Life Esidimeni families receive compensation
Life Esidimeni families receive compensation

Families of the 134 Life Esidimeni victims have received compensation from the Gauteng Provincial Government...

25 Jun 2018

The real secret to a healthy lifestyle? Purpose
The real secret to a healthy lifestyle? Purpose

While diet and exercise are very important, health and wellness coach Reinhard Korb believes that the one true answer to a healthy life is purpose...

Issued by Nomadic Digital 21 Jun 2018

Health systems rarely consider that patients switch between hospitals or primary healthcare centres and indigenous medicine for their health issues. Direct Relief/Tobin Greensweig
Why indigenous medicine could play a role in rebuilding health systems

Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistanto the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on healthcare provision are all too visible...

By Jean-Benoit Falisse and Serena Masino 20 Jun 2018

Consider this advice before travelling abroad for health care
Consider this advice before travelling abroad for health care

Clinics, hospitals and entire countries are actively trying to attract medical tourists through costly advertisement campaigns and other promotional efforts. But what about the friends and family who accompany them?

By Valorie A. Crooks 4 Jun 2018

Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to back pain - new study
Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to back pain - new study

Osteopathic manipulative therapy is a drug-free medical approach which uses touch-based massage, manipulation of soft tissue and joints, and spine mobilisation procedures, to diagnose and treat pain related conditions...

By Darren J. Edwards 14 May 2018

Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, acting head of department, Gauteng Health
Department promises extra vigilance on mental health NGOs

Having learnt lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Gauteng Department has taken extraordinary measures to increase the number of audits at mental health NGOs...

9 Apr 2018

Former Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu. Photo: Oupa Nkosi
#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecuted

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges...

By Mia Malan 26 Mar 2018

Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on government
Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on government

Retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke's opening paragraph in his Life Esidimeni ruling sums up the horror of case...

23 Mar 2018

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