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(1 days ago) South Africa's leading consumer health website, providing world-class information and interactive tools for a healthy lifestyle.

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(1 days ago) Find all you need to know about living a healthy lifestyle, including the latest information on diet, nutrition, fitness, sexual health and stress relief.

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Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 News & Updates Health24

(1 days ago) Study finds no link between Pfizer and Moderna vaccine and selected serious health outcomes 13 Sep. Covid-19: It’s time to look at the finer details of South Africa’s pandemic picture 13 Sep. Wearable sensors may be the future of Covid-19 homecare 10 Sep. You don’t need to worry about Covid-19 vaccines being ‘unnatural’ or

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Covid-19 vaccines, waning immunity and booster shots: An

(4 days ago) 23 hours ago · But data from December 2020 to July 2021, released by the country's Ministry of Health, showed a worrying increase in the numbers of vaccinated people who caught the virus that causes Covid-19 (known as "breakthrough infections"). This happened particularly in those who had been vaccinated early on in the country's inoculation programme.

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In-depth: The incredibly long wait for gender-affirming

(7 days ago) 1 day ago · Towards solutions: Improving health systems. According to Gender Dynamix’s Adriana Beukes, there is a need for resources and sensitising of healthcare providers and administrators. “There is a dire need for more trained and specialised doctors who can perform vaginoplasty,

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Massive numbers of new Covid infections, not vaccines, are

(7 days ago) 16 hours ago · The rise of coronavirus variants has highlighted the huge influence evolutionary biology has on daily life. But how mutations, random chance and natural selection produce variants is a complicated process, and there has been a lot of confusion about how and why new variants emerge.

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Ivermectin: Balance of evidence shows no benefit against

(5 days ago) Meanwhile the South African health department has just updated its ivermectin review that was first published in January. It is a very detailed piece of work written by some of the country’s leading experts on assessing medicine.

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Refresher: How to report adverse events after Covid

(Just Now) 2 days ago · Calling the Covid-19 hotline on 0800 029 999. The Med Safety app was launched in April 2021 by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra), and it can be used by healthcare professionals and the public. It was designed to simplify and encourage people to report adverse events following vaccination.

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30 fascinating body facts Health24

(9 days ago) 30 fascinating body facts. David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace. The fingernail of a healthy person takes four to six months to grow out completely. Here are some more fascinating body facts. One in every 1000 babies is born with a tooth. A person will die from lack of sleep sooner than they will from starvation, which usually takes a few weeks.

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Covid-19 tests and medical aid: This is what your scheme

(9 days ago) Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) covers Covid-19 diagnostic Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Outbreak Benefit. This benefit ensures all members are covered for screening consultations, testing, management and supportive Covid-19 treatment. DHMS members were covered for Covid-19 PCR diagnostic

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OPINION At my hospital, over 95% of Covid patients share

(5 days ago) The impact on our health care system is also difficult to quantify. Staffing, even more than beds or ventilators, is critically low. In Washington state, Texas and across the country, experienced health care workers are leaving the profession in droves, exasperated by the continuous onslaught of sick Covid-19 patients and a demanding work

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Covid-19: This is the role traditional medicine

(7 days ago) The role of traditional health practitioners in the fight against Covid-19 – guidelines stated by the department as follows: Triaging and referral of patients to the appropriate levels of care; Public health education and fighting claims of a cure for Covid-19 without scientific evidence, fake news and myths to …

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Researchers use wearable devices to identify psychological

(1 days ago) 17 hours ago · The researchers used physiological outcomes to measure the mental health of their subjects. A new study has found that healthcare workers with a good support system and qualify of life navigated Covid-19-related stress better than those who did not have such a support structure.

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Medical Experts Health-Related Questions Health24

(9 days ago) Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and the expert in Arthritis for Health24. Dr Gudgeon and Dr Boeddinghaus are the Breast Cancer Experts for Health24 and they have extensive experience in the field. Cancer questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst and

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KwaZulu-Natal health dept promises unemployed mom of

(8 days ago) The KwaZulu-Natal health department has promised to build an overwhelmed mom of triplets a brand new house. The KwaDukuza woman was expecting twins, and was shocked when she was told that there was a third baby. The department also opened 84-bed Covid-19 isolation wards at GJ Crookes Hospital. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has promised

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'Mental health is the biggest threat in 2021'

(6 days ago) Mental health may be one of the biggest challenges we face in 2021. Gerd Altmann, Pixabay. Mental health distress is on the rise as the second wave of Covid-19 ripples through 2021. As the physical risks are better managed, the permanent impact of the pandemic weighs heavy on our mental health. The high level of stress associated with the

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Covid-19 vaccine myths debunked: Get the facts here Health24

(6 days ago) The public health agency explains that both the mRNA vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech and the viral vector vaccine, such as the one by Johnson & Johnson, deliver instructions (genetic material) to a vaccinated individual's cells to start building protection against the virus that causes Covid-19.

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What happens if you walk into a vaccination site

(8 days ago) On 4 June, the national health department issued a circular on how Covid-19 vaccination sites should handle ‘walk-in’ vaccinees.. We read through the document so you don’t have to. We answer four questions about what this means for people trying to secure a jab without an appointment.

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Medical intern burnout worsened by Covid-19 Health24

(1 days ago) The Health Department has announced that 2,369 interns will join the health workforce. Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic many medical interns in South Africa had a tough time, often working long hours and with little oversight or support. Spotlight spoke to interns and junior doctors in public hospitals and tag-on Covid-19 facilities, who are

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Medical Information Medical Conditions Health24

(9 days ago) Covid-19 antibody study shows downside of not receiving second vaccine shot. 09 Sep. Covid-19 vaccines produce T-cell immunity that lasts and works against virus variants. 09 Sep. Pfizer vaccine well-tolerated by vulnerable 12 to 15-year-old children, study finds. 09 Sep.

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Living with long Covid: Brain fog, hair loss, breathing

(8 days ago) She was always concerned about my health after my first infection. I was already suffering from my long Covid symptoms so I didn’t think I was reinfected. But then my mom couldn’t breathe and had to be admitted to hospital. She tested positive. And then immediately I was tested, and it …

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Covid-19: How Africa’s top scientists have tracked

(9 days ago) KRISP is the principal investigative institute for the network of genomic surveillance in SA, but it is part of a collaborative network comprising a handful of institutes, including the National Health Laboratory Service, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and the University of the Free State.

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Sexuality Health24

(Just Now) You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Neither the expert nor Health24 nor any of its affiliates or associated entities accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, liability, damage, expense or harm of any nature whatsoever which

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Women in Health: Young TB researcher blazing a trail

(7 days ago) READ | Women in health: Africa's youngest neurosurgeon and the future of the field. Hours in the lab. Pule says although her promise to Mary was to find a cure for HIV, it was TB - an illness which has caused so many deaths worldwide but that is treatable - that caught her attention at university.

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Why 7 000 steps a day is the new 10 000 steps a day

(Just Now) 1 day ago · The good news for everyone is that the evidence is building to suggest that doing less than 10 000 steps is still good for your health. The most recent large study, led by the University of Massachusetts, followed over 2 000 middle-aged adults from different ethnic backgrounds over a period of 11 years.. The researchers found that those taking at least 7 000 steps a day had a 50 to 70% lower

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Focus on mental health amid lockdown News24

(6 days ago) Provincial health minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo says there is a perception that the health department, and by extension government, want to keep lockdown going. “While we benefit from reducing the spread of the virus, the issue of the whole balance of the wellness does impact on us,” she says.

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Tunisia virus situation catastrophic: health ministry News24

(3 days ago) Tunisia's health system has "collapsed" under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, describing the virus's affect on the country as "catastrophic". On Tuesday alone, Tunisia recorded 9 823 cases and 134 deaths, its worst daily toll from the virus. Hospitals in the north African country have seen

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Study finds Covid-19 vaccines do not increase miscarriage

(3 days ago) 1 day ago · New research has found that pregnant women who received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot did not have an increased risk of miscarriage. The study published in Jama Network is a case-control surveillance of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy and miscarriages.

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Living positively with HIV Health24

(3 days ago) Spiritual awareness and active community involvement benefit health Music, art and dance can help touch the emotions directly and intuitively when talking about feelings is difficult Learn to communicate well – others will respond better to you, your self-esteem will rise, your relationships will …

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Dagga: some basic facts Health24

(6 days ago) Dagga is South Africa’s most generally used drug. It is cheap, freely available. Also known as Grass, boom, joint, zol, dope, skyf, weed, hash, majat (a low grade dagga), poison, peperskyf, ganja, Swazi Gold, Malawi Gold, mabange, insangu, imya, lebake, splif, Transkei Colly, Durban poison etc. In South Africa much of the dagga on the streets

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Health bodies urge public not to use looted medication

(Just Now) Health bodies urge public not to use looted medication. The Kalapeng pharmacy in Mams Mall that was fully looted. Health bodies are concerned that the use of looted medication without supervision may endanger the health of people. According to the councils the recent riots in KZN and Gauteng had long term effects on the health system.

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Tunisia health minister sacked over virus: statement News24

(2 days ago) Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi has been fired amid rising coronavirus cases in Tunisia. More than 17 000 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the country. The health ministry said the health system has collapsed under the weight of the pandemic. Tunisia's Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi on Tuesday, Mechichi

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Healthcare workers in the third wave: 'We are living in

(6 days ago) Majavu works at Livingstone Hospital in Gqeberha where the third wave officially broke out over a month ago. On 6 July 2021, provincial Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth announced the province’s biggest metro, Nelson Mandela Bay (in which Gqeberha is located), had been hit by a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

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A hamburger recipe, vaccine science edition Health24

(3 days ago) The national health department forming a ministerial advisory committee in March last year (which was restructured in September). But as its name suggests, the group could only offer advice, it was then up to the department and the National Command Council to determine how - and if - the committee’s advice would be taken on board and

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45 best health tips ever Health24

(9 days ago) Susan Erasmus, William Smook, Ilse Pauw, Health24. We've done the legwork for you and here they are: the 45 best health tips. Make that 46 - taking the time to read this tops the list. 1. Copy your kitty: Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion, and eases back pain. 2.

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Healthy Bones Health24

(3 days ago) You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Neither the expert nor Health24 nor any of its affiliates or associated entities accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, liability, damage, expense or harm of any nature whatsoever which

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Covid-19 pandemic exacerbates health crisis for poor

(4 days ago) The poor bore suffered ill health before and still do during the Covid-19 pandemic, research has found. Racial disparities, hunger, income inequality and unemployment need to be addressed to mitigate income-related health inequalities in SA. The research looks at …

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UPDATE: Zweli Mkhize's son, Dedani, hits back at SIU over

(4 days ago) UPDATE: Zweli Mkhize's son, Dedani, hits back at SIU over Digital Vibes probe. Dr Zweli Mkhize. The NPA is set to make a decision on whether to charge embattled Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his son, Dedani. The pair allegedly received money from Digital Vibes - a communications firm that landed a R150m tender, which was later found to be

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Top 10 men’s health issues Health24

(Just Now) Men, strict health care and regular doctors' visits go together like oil and water. Guys would rather strike up a conversation with strangers at a pub about the size, texture and colour of a seriously unusual growth, than see a doctor about it.

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Concerns mount over Covid-19 stigma in KZN Health24

(5 days ago) The incident prompted KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu to call for “the eradication of stigma against people who have been diagnosed with Covid–19”. Simelane-Zulu said in a statement at the time, the unrest “is uncalled-for, and may be a symptom of a …

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Women in health: Africa's youngest neurosurgeon and the

(9 days ago) Women in health: Africa's youngest neurosurgeon and the future of the field Laura Owings Share. 0:00. Subscribers can listen to this article Dr Ncumisa Jilata’s journey from a childhood classroom in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape to becoming the youngest neurosurgeon in Africa …

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Fight disease with fermented foods Health24

(8 days ago) Kimchee is full of vitamins, but its main health benefit lies in the healthy bacteria (lactobacilli) it contains. The lactobacilli support digestion and may prevent intestinal problems like Candida overgrowth. Further good news is that fermented cabbage may help to prevent cancer.

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In-depth: Mental health needs of children falling through

(9 days ago) According to the Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Action Plan 2013-2020, the model of care for mental health issues are the same as described in the CAMH, however, for the framework, it starts with self-care, informal community care, then primary healthcare and then follows the tiers up from there.

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Cancer Health24

(3 days ago) You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Neither the expert nor Health24 nor any of its affiliates or associated entities accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, liability, damage, expense or harm of any nature whatsoever which

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