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  • Report calls for better mental health support at work

    31 October 2017 10:36 AM 64

    "UP TO 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," BBC News reports. These findings are based on a report, Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers, commissioned by Prime Minister Theresa May in January 2017. The report looked into the extent of mental ill health in the workplace

  • MR vaccine covers 59% children in State

    29 October 2017 4:22 PM 22

    Vaccination available on Wednesdays and Saturdays The measles-rubella (MR) vaccination will be available in all government hospitals, including primary health centres, and select private hospitals on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Parents can avail themselves of the facility to get their children vaccinated in case any child had missed out on the MR vaccination

  • ‘Stroke sufferers make up highest number of disabled’

    28 October 2017 7:45 AM 71

    A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. (REUTERS) The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSF) says 360 people suffer strokes everyday and about 110 die from it. Stroke Awareness Week starts on Saturday to November 3, with World Stroke Day happening

  • Why kids shouldn't keep reptiles as pets

    27 October 2017 7:25 AM 75

    London - Reptiles should not be kept as pets because three in four die within a year, a leading biologist warns. More than a million snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises are kept in homes. But Dr Clifford Warwick, a specialist in reptile biology and ethics, wrote in the journal Veterinary Record: "Compared to dogs, which achieve natural longevity in the domestic

  • UCT science saves millions

    26 October 2017 6:00 AM 35

    Instead of open heart surgery, which requires expensive machines and specialist hospitals and surgeons, the valve can be inserted at a rural hospital by a general surgeon through a small incision. "A self-homing hollow balloon carries the valve into the heart," said Peter Zilla, head of the Christiaan Barnard cardiothoracic surgery department at the University

  • New Index Names Most Vegetarian-friendly Countries in The World

    25 October 2017 5:11 AM 18

    A new ranking outlines the top countries for vegetarian eating. Island nations and countries with long coastlines dominate a new Global Vegetarian Index, created as a guide to help meat-free travelers choose vegetarian-friendly destinations. After looking at the number of vegetarian restaurants, the ratio to population size, and the annual meat consumption

  • Doctor: Conjoined twins born in Gaza will need care abroad

    25 October 2017 2:23 AM 28

    Posted: Oct. 23, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Oct. 23, 2017 8:24 am GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian doctor says a rare pair of conjoined twins born in the Gaza Strip is in good health, but will need treatment abroad. Dr. Allam Abu Hamda, a neonatal specialist at Gaza's Shifa hospital, said Monday that the girls are in "stable" condition and doctors

  • Osteoporosis Diet: 6 Foods That You Must Include in Your Meals

    24 October 2017 12:14 PM 26

    World Osteoporosis Day was commemorated this month on 20th October 2017 and it launches a year-long campaign to promote awareness about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Osteoporosis causes your bones to become weak and fragile increasing the risk of fractures. Certain diet and lifestyle changes can ensure

  • Blood buddies are lifesavers

    23 October 2017 10:21 AM 31

    There 23 learners attended the clinic, 23 donated and six learners made their first ever blood donation. The SANBS nursing teams were very grateful for all the donations made. They will be stopping by at Estcourt Secondary School this Friday, October 20 from 9am to 12pm for blood donations. The SANBS team and Blood Clinic Co-ordinator, Mr SM Dawoonarain

  • After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It

    21 October 2017 7:24 PM 32

    The role of good-will ambassador is largely symbolic, but rights groups were scathing in their reaction to the symbolism of giving it to a man whose leadership, they say, has led to the collapse of its health service and major rights abuses in Zimbabwe. Iain Levine, the program director at Human Rights Watch, said on Twitter, “Given Mugabe’s appalling