South African free diver attempts world record to tackle stigmas around mental health
South African free diver attempts world record to tackle stigmas around mental health

An icy lake in Finland is set to be the stage for a South African free diver's daring attempt to beat a Guinness World Record...

Issued by Cipla 7 Mar 2019

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Gauteng Health signs MoU with medical aid schemes

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDOH), in partnership with medical aid schemes and their administrators, has officially signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a public-private partnership...

7 Mar 2019

Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramakgopa
Gauteng Health in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patients

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients to 16...

4 Mar 2019

A screen grab from Nike's 'Get crazier'.
#FairnessFirst: Nike 'dreams crazier' with Caster and Serena

Nike's 'Dream crazier' taps into the inclusion and equality mindset, and shows that girls who want to play like boys need to dream crazier, while serving to destigmatise and reframe the world's interpretation of 'crazy'...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Mar 2019

Why sleep-deprived employees are costing the country billions
Why sleep-deprived employees are costing the country billions

South Africans need more sleep. Sleep-deprived employees are at higher risk of life-threatening chronic illness and disability, more likely to cause workplace accidents, less productive and more absent - adding up to an economic liability in the billions...

25 Feb 2019

Cipla aims to promote awareness around mental health in SA
Cipla aims to promote awareness around mental health in SA

Research suggests that the attitude towards people with mental illness became more stigmatised over the past few decades...

Issued by Cipla 5 Feb 2019

Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 - expert
Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 - expert

Brain health is set to take centre stage in 2019 with research showing that nutrition, sleep and stress management are among the most important factors influencing mental wellness...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Jan 2019

Risk of suicide - as well as depression - found in the genome
Risk of suicide - as well as depression - found in the genome

Researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some variants have also been linked to major depressive disorder...

24 Jan 2019

How sensory rooms ease anxiety in dementia sufferers
How sensory rooms ease anxiety in dementia sufferers

Sensory rooms, an innovative new international concept in the care of people with dementia has been incorporated by a Johannesburg facility to reduce anxiety in its patients...

21 Jan 2019

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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

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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

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