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Is Obesity a Growing Problem in South Africa?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), obesity is defined as, “a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, both reducing life expectancy and increasing incidence of health problems”. There is much stigma associated with obesity and many people do not believe it is a disease, rather they consider it a choice. In order for a condition to be classified as a disease it must meet th... Read more »
by Robert Wiggill | Published 5 days ago

By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Another Ebola Scare for South Africa

Only less than a week after Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi spoke of the arrangements that have been put in place by his department, they have had to be tested. A South African man had to be rushed through the... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Ebola Epidemic Underestimated: WHO

The World Health Organisation has said that the Ebola crisis is vastly underestimated as the death toll from the virus soars to beyond one thousand. According to the World Health Organisation, its workers that ... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, August 11th, 2014

US Government Capable of Scaling-Up Ebola Treatment

Three facilities located in the United States of America possess the potential to fast-track a cure for the Ebola virus, which is fast becoming one of the most feared viral outbreaks in the world. The US Depart... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, August 4th, 2014

Nigerian Doctor Contracts Ebola

Nigerian Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, confirmed on Monday that the country is experiencing their second case of the deadly virus, as a doctor who treated a Liberian national who died from the disease h... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Friday, August 1st, 2014

Ebola: Concern At Commonwealth Games; Two Quarantined In Nigeria

  The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is causing shockwaves globally as fears mount and the nations battle to contain it. With Liberia and Sierra Leone issuing warnings at a national level, call... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Thursday, July 31st, 2014

State Of Emergency Declared In Sierra Leone Due To Ebola

The West African nation of Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency due to what is being referred to as the worst ever outbreak of Ebola. The president has committed to calling in the country’s nati... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Joost van der Westhuisen – Keeping Hope Alive

Former Springbok rugby player, Joost van der Westhuisen, has reached stage three of the terminal motor neuron disease which he was diagnosed with in mid-2011. Van der Westhuisen (43) is wheelchair-bound, cannot... Read more »
By PAW On Monday, July 29th, 2013

Botched Circumcisions Claim 60 Lives in the Eastern Cape

Circumcision season usually starts from May and continues until around the end of the mid-year school holidays in July depending on the area. This is a difficult time for the young boys who go to initiation sch... Read more »
By PAW On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

NRCS Consumer Alert: Dettol and Domestos Products Recalled

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has some very strict requirements and the producers of Dettol Disinfectant Liquid and Domestos Extended Germ-Kill learned that the hard way. These products w... Read more »