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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 has contracted the virus. The Health Minister confirmed the positive test result on Monday, stating that the doctor contracted the virus from a patient at a private hospital facility in Lagos. Chukwu further stated that another 70 people believed to have come into contac... Read more »
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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 »
By Ayanda On Friday, April 26th, 2013

More Fatalities Resulting from H7N9 Bird Flu

After a long lasting obscurity about the lethality of the H7N9 bird flu virus, it has finally been confirmed by the World Health Organisation representatives in China that the virus is “one of the most lethal... Read more »
By Thandi On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Healthy foods can really save your life

Just over three months ago my aunt passed away due to diabetes and heart disease. When she passed away, my father (her brother) was in hospital. His legs and waist were swollen and he was coughing and strugglin... Read more »
By Smanga Kumalo On Thursday, March 14th, 2013

28% of South African Schoolgirls are HIV Positive – Motsoaledi

Smanga Kumalo — The number of HIV positive South African schoolgirls is significantly higher than that of boys, a recent report revealed.  According to the report, at least 28% of South African schoolgirls a... Read more »
By Ntokozo Sindane On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Child Cured of HIV in the United States

If the statistics are to be accepted as accurate then it is safe to say that around 35 million people infected with HIV across the world will find hope in the story shared by USA Today. Doctors have reported wh... Read more »