Home > News > Public Health Public Health Rural gogos walk far to see the doctor Ambulances in the Eastern Cape are few and far between, and grandmothers often have to walk all day to get to a clinic. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps Staff shortages negatively impact Joburg clinics Strategies were recently announced to improve state health institutions in Johannesburg. Measles outbreak in Joburg leads to immunisation campaign The campaign aiming to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease is running according to plan. Hand washing works whether the water's hot or cold The finding that you don't need hot water to effectively clean your hands runs counter to current FDA guidelines. Unemployed scammed by bogus ads for hospital jobs The Department of Health has issued warnings about fraudulent advertisements for jobs in the health industry that are scamming people out of thousands. Drunken workers delay construction of Alexandra clinic Completion of the clinic was scheduled for mid-2017, but workers are frequently not in a fit state to do their day’s work. Almost 70% of SA women obese, study finds According to a local survey, obesity is just one of many health concerns. How to best protect children from sexual abuse CyberShrink argues that children should be taught not to allow anything to happen to them that they 'wouldn’t feel comfortable or proud to tell mom and dad about'. Trump praises Australia for great health care system President Donald Trump has praised Australia for having 'better health care than we do' after repealing 'Obamacare' in the USA. Woman gives birth in street after sent home from clinic A pregnant woman with severe stomach pains was sent away by the Dan Clinic just outside Tzaneen without being checked. First NGO-owned nursing surgery unit opens in Khayelitsha A brand new surgical unit in Khayelitsha is set to put smiles on the faces of many patients. Ikamva Labantu opened the doors to its Nursing Surgery today at the Enkululekweni Wellness Centre. Budget speech: What if the sugar tax is implemented? We will soon know if sugary drinks will be taxed to help reduce South Africa's alarming obesity figures. Rude surgeons may make more errors during operations Investigators found that people treated by surgeons regarded as 'disrespectful' experienced more complications during the month after their surgery. Dirty nappies, sanitary pads in streets a health risk, say traditional leaders Soiled sanitary pads and dirty nappies are creating unhygienic living conditions in a Northern Cape community. SEE: SA doctors perform second successful penis transplant This comes after the world’s first successful penis transplant was done in December 2014 at Tygerberg Academic Hospital. Health Department on Mopani Malaria outbreak: ‘We failed at prevention stage’ The area has been hard-hit by a malaria outbreak and saw 1 200 cases of malaria in April alone. No more tax breaks for medical aid members? Tax breaks for medical aid members – amounting to R20 billion annually – may be scrapped if Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi gets his way. R14.4 billion boost for public health in Eastern Cape Embattled hospitals across the Eastern Cape – where health services have been shoddy and patients have been protesting – will be receiving a welcome boost. Mother with elephantiasis gets social grant An unemployed mother of 7 from Alexandra, immobilised by a rare disease, will soon be receiving a much-needed social grant. Debriefing and counselling needed for state nurses Public sector nurses who don’t receive support are at risk of becoming either hardened to or over-involved in the challenges of their patients. Free state hospital’s 'garden of health' Thebe District Hospital’s vegetable garden which was started to provide nutritious vegetables to sick community members, was voted best in the Free State. Esidimeni: body found dumped in rundown mortuary The body of a patient who had died at the notorious Precious Angels NGO was found in a pile of bodies in an unmarked private mortuary in Atteridgeville. Poverty can take two years off your life According to researchers, poverty is one of the strongest predictors of illness and early death worldwide, but is often not included in health policies. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.