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Celebrate World Hearing Day by being informed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will celebrate World Hearing Day on 3 March 2023 and this year, the Ear Institute’s call is to inform...

These are the mouth diseases half the world’s population suffer from

A new report highlighted glaring inequities in access to oral health services, saying it badly affected the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. “Oral health has...

‘Monkeypox outbreak cause for concern’ – Phaahla

SA has recorded its fifth case of Monkeypox, a 28-year-old man from Johannesburg with a travel history to the Netherlands and Spain. Health Minister Joe...

Epilepsy is treatable yet premature death is rising

Epilepsy affects 1 in every 100 people in South Africa, and more than 75% of people have their first seizure before the age of...

Monkeypox: Frequently Asked Questions

A case of Monkeypox that was identified in South Africa on Wednesday 22 June has sparked concern among the public. The following is a list...

WHO warns SA to prep for more Omicron variants

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa urged leaders in the SADC region to strengthen their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as infections spike...

MMM emphasises importance of Covid-19 protocols

The Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) Acting Executive Mayor, Lebohang Masoetsa, has emphasised the importance of staying at home to help contain the spread of...

‘Don’t exercise with a mask on’ warns WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that people should not wear masks while exercising. The Citizen reports, “Sweat can make the mask wet more quickly,...

World No Tobacco Day: Experts appeal to smokers to rethink choices

Amid the much-criticised ban on the sale of tobacco products and an impending court case faced by government, South Africa commemorated World No Tobacco...

#CoronavirusSA: Cases in South Africa rise to 14,355

As of Saturday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa is 14,355 with 831 new cases identified in the past...

Today, 31 years ago, WHO declared HIV/Aids a worldwide epidemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO), declared HIV/Aids as a worldwide epidemic on 13 September 1985. It is still unknown and there are only speculations...

Early HIV treatment will require boost in health services capacity

LERATO LELIA The increase in the number of people getting HIV treatment will require government to boost its Health system service capacity. This is according...