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Stroke: SA’s 3rd biggest killer

The effects of a stroke can be devastating and can result in early death or permanent disability. Furthermore, when someone does survive a stroke, it often puts an enormous burden on family members and/or carers. Moreover, stroke-related medical costs and disability put major strain on our healthcare system and the economy as a whole. So just how big is

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Domestic worker’s HIV status disclosed

A domestic worker has complained to the SA Human Rights Commission about hospital staff telling her employer she is HIV positive, the Times reported. “You are dying and pregnant… I know… the lab told me you are sick,” her boss reportedly yelled at her when she arrived at work after spending three days in the Steve

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Standardisation of traditional medicine opposed

President Jacob Zuma’s call on the SABS to speed up the standardisation of traditional medicines has met with resistance from the South African Medical Association (Sama). Sama said on this was the task of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) – not the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS). Zuma said earlier in the day he would


TB numbers fall for the first time

The World Health Organization says the number of people with tuberculosis has fallen for the first time. In a report issued, the WHO estimated 8.8 million people fell ill last year, dropping from a peak of about 9 million in 2005. Officials said fewer people are now dying from the disease, but that a third


Many doctors think patients are over-treated

Malpractice concerns influence many testing decisions, US physicians say. When it comes to medical care, nearly half of US primary care physicians believe their own patients are over-treated. A national mail survey of 627 doctors randomly selected from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile showed that 42% believe patients in their own practice get too

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NCDs kill 1 in 4 South Africans

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like diabetes, cause a quarter of deaths in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said. “Globally, deaths due to NCDs are projected to increase by 17% over the next 10 years, but the greatest increase of 24% is expected in the African region,” he said in Johannesburg. He reported that a non-communicable disease summit

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[WARNING] Tik, ecstasy more popular than heroin

Synthetic drugs have overtaken heroin and cocaine to become the second most widely consumed drugs in the world, the UN office on drugs and crime (UNODC) reported. “After cannabis, ATS (amphetamine-type stimulants) are the second most widely used drugs across the globe, outstripping the use of heroin or cocaine,” the UN agency said in its annual ATS report. Amphetamine-type

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Love your heart, make one change

“One World, One Home, One Heart.”  This is the theme for World Heart Day on 29 September 2011. The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) is challenging all South Africans to do just one thing to improve the health of their heart during Heart Awareness Month in September. How many of us spare a thought for

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HIV infection increasing in SA

The rate of new HIV infections in South Africa, which has one of the world’s largest case loads with nearly one in 10 infected, is growing faster than prevention efforts, the deputy president said. “The rate of new infections continues to outpace our prevention efforts, and thus prevention programmes will be prioritised in the new national strategic

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Coffee reduces the chances of cancer

Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by helping to kill off damaged cells that could otherwise turn into tumours, according to a US study. The findings indicate that moderate caffeine drinking, or perhaps even applying coffee to the skin, could be useful in warding off non-melanoma cancer, the most commonly diagnosed of all skin