Health

Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

Sep 15 at 16:50, SAST

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically modified (GM) crop sources in private label foods by 50 percent over the next year.


Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 13:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has rolled out a number of anti-retroviral (ARV) clubs at treatment facilities across the city.


White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 11:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.


South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 10:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


Roundabout Water Solutions

May 19 at 21:53, SAST

Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) is a South African registered non-profit (section 21) company that raises funds for the installation and maintenance of the PlayPump® water pumping system (PlayPumps). Boreholes are identified, tested to ensure sustainability and water quality that is fit for human consumption and if they pass a PlayPump, subject to donor funding, can be installed.


CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 13:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been released by the CAPRISA consortium of AIDS researchers jointly with scientists from the United States.


Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 09:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to adopt a simple daily hand washing routine.


Maternal health improves in Gauteng

Feb 10 at 14:10, SAST

Improved services for mothers and children has seen the mortality rate for children under the age of five drop 7.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2006 to 3.4% in mid- 2013, Hope Papo, Gauteng's MEC for Health, said in a statement issued to mark the start of Reproductive Health Month.


Putting the brakes on HIV

Feb 6 at 09:36, SAST

Adcock Ingram, Scania, SWHAP and Shell One Stop Join Forces to Promote Road Safety and HIV Awareness Amongst Truck Drivers..


Mandela family thank the medical fraternity

Feb 4 at 08:44, SAST

In a special tribute to the medical fraternity, Mrs Machel, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, HRH Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, Zindzi Mandela, Ndileka Mandela and Josina Machel, shared their deepest respect and gratitude on behalf of the Mandela family with the many medical specialists and professionals who had, over the years, ensured his strength and health so that he could serve his nation and the world from the time of his release from prison.


Source: The Good News
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Zanu-PF cabinet purges vice-president Mujuru's allies

Today at 13:48, SAST

Zimbabwe's vice-president Joyce Mujuru's failure to make it to Zanu-PF's central committee automatically excludes her and allies from next politburo.


Hofmeyr: Blacks were 'not offended' by apartheid tweet, court hears

Today at 13:40, SAST

Steve Hofmeyr's defence argued that not only was the singer defamed by comedian Conrad Koch, but that blacks were not offended by his tweet.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

Today at 12:52, SAST

Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.


Indian girls 'killed themselves'

Today at 12:49, SAST

Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Congo-Kinshasa: Prize Is 'Recognition for Women of DRC' - Dr Mukwege

Today at 08:07, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The European Parliament has awarded Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The gynecologist helps the victims of rape in conflict zones.


Africa: Genome of Tapeworm Found in Man's Brain Sequenced

Today at 12:50, SAST

[SciDev.Net]Researchers have sequenced the genome of a rare, ten centimetre-long, ribbon-shaped tapeworm that had been travelling through a man's brain for four years in a move that could lead to new treatments for tapeworm infections.


Source: All Africa
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