Home > Columnists Columnists More by Cybershrink Read more of Cybershrink's columns and articles. Start A Health24 blog » Try Our quizzes and tools » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Ask CyberShrink » 10 yucky hygiene facts 'Cancer is your fault' When it's time to fire your doctor Dr Owen Wiese says the difference between negligence and an honest mistake is a fine line in the medical profession. Here are some examples of just plain bad doctoring he's seen. Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate Looking at other cases, Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced on the harsher end of the spectrum. His release may be unpopular, but they are in keeping with a consistent application of the current law. The lighter side of medicine: some of the funniest things I've seen as a doctor Medicine is serious, but every so often, it can be hilarious. This is some of the funniest patients I've came across as a doctor. Apparently doctors are not human A blog post with a picture of a doctor who fell asleep while at work has gone viral. The problem of doctors' excessively long working hours is highlighted again. TB: the side only doctors see Our resident doctor, who lost a colleague to TB, points out how poorly the disease is identified and managed in South African healthcare facilities. Why health care needs a shot in the arm A fair chunk of our budget should be injected into the state health care system because health is in an absolute crisis in this country, says Mandi Smallhorne. “ Latest comment on Health24 Margaux Alberts says... A friend of mine has just died today after suffering a massive heart attack after losing a lot of weight on this Banting diet. I would not recommend risking your health and life... 10 golden rules of Banting ” Flying the flag for better healthcare in Africa Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences says it is a university "of the people, by the people, for the people” of Africa, and it is in favour of better healthcare for the continent. Backstreet abortions: why is it still happening? Backstreet abortions is a thriving business on our city streets. Why is this still happening in a country where abortions are legal? Dr Owen Wiese, Health24's resident doctor, gives his opinion. When a doctor loses a patient A picture of an upset doctor after losing one of his patients is going viral. Have you ever considered just how a doctor experiences loss? Malice in parliament: may the farce be with you CyberShrink gives us his views on the explosive events during the recent State of the Nation Address. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs! » Knee pain caused by a sports injury? Knee pain may run in the family Strengthen your ankles Win free gel to help with joint pain 100 lucky readers can each win a pack of FLEXISEQ gel valued at R300! Winter wellness » Don't overdose on salt this winter In praise of the blanket Keep your feet happy in winter Stay in tip top condition this winter Boost your health with our winter wellness guide.