Health

Cape Town comes out tops as the fittest city

An active nation is a healthy nation! Findings from the Discovery Health’s latest Fittest City Index have indicated the fitness…

2 years ago

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital by the numbers

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Parktown, Johannesburg, is one of the greatest legacy projects in the former president's…

3 years ago

South African HIV/Aids research pioneer Glenda Gray on 2017 Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Dr Glenda Gray, the pioneering medical researcher, who specialises in the search for a vaccine for HIV/Aids, is the only…

4 years ago

Infographic: 10 things to know about TB

Since the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) in 1882, 24 March has been observed as World TB…

4 years ago

Trial in South Africa successful in treating XDR TB

March is Tuberculosis Awareness Month. A trial in South Africa to treat extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis has proven to be successful.…

4 years ago

Mandela Children’s Hospital finally opens

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, an idea that began with a vision by Nelson Mandela as far back as his…

4 years ago

Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

American scientists are scheduling a major trial of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016, "the most…

5 years ago

South Africa marks World Malaria Day

South Africa, along with the rest of the world, observed World Malaria Day yesterday. While significant progress has been made…

5 years ago

Health care goes high tech in South Africa

South Africa's Gauteng department of health is merging technology with patient care to improve overall delivery in its hospitals. After…

5 years ago

South Africa’s health minister receives international award

South Africa's minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has received the USAid-TB International Award for his contribution to the fight…

5 years ago