Home > News > Public Health Public Health 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. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps 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. 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. 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. Community helps handicapped Limpopo boy get medical care The Limpopo Department of Social Development is set to intervene and help a 25-year-old mentally and physically disabled man who has been without education and healthcare. Tsakane township residents demand better health services Tsakane residents are protesting against unacceptable conditions at Pholosong Hospital, including no running hot water, patients sleeping on the floor and other unbearable conditions. Nerve stimulation restores sense of touch to arm amputees Two arm amputees felt realistic sensations of touch after receiving implanted devices containing electrodes attached to the nerves of the arm. No queues, no fuss, bringing healthcare to your door Nobody likes to wait in a long queue – especially when you are in need of medical attention. The triple vulnerability of being poor and disabled in rural South Africa Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care. Limpopo disabled fed up with local hospital Disabled residents of Vhembe in Limpopo recently held a protest at the district offices of the Department of Health in Thohoyandou against poor treatment by their local hospital. HPCSA still in a state of 'dysfunction' say doctors Doctors have reported that the HPCSA has taken little action after a ministerial task team report slated it as being in 'a state of multi-system organisational dysfunction'. Invest in teen girls and protect them from violence Today is World Population Day, this year's theme will highlight "Investing in Teenage Girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world’. Nurses in government hospitals demand better deal Nurses in the public sector feel they are paid too little and that their work load is too big. Rural disabled struggle with healthcare A recent University of Stellenbosch psychology doctorate looks at the barriers people with disabilities in the Eastern Cape face when trying to access healthcare. Limpopo villagers forced to drink contaminated water Residents of Waterval village in Limpopo have no option but to drink dirty river water as this is all they have access to. Patients lie naked in filthy Limpopo hospital Once a well-respected hospital, Elim Hospital in Limpopo is now filthy. Dirty nappies are scattered around and there is a shortage of hospital wear. Young mother's horrifying ordeal at public hospital The Limpopo Health Department has promised to step in to help a young mother after her four month ordeal at a Louis Trichard public hospital. Friday as safe as any other day for surgery Some studies have shown that patients who undergo surgery on a Friday have a higher risk of death. A Canadian team investigated these claims. WATCH: The guy who got an arm transplant A former Marine sergeant can now hold his fiancee's hand. Rustenburg's shocking rape crisis exposed A hard-hitting report reveals the disturbing levels of rape in Rustenburg, where some women are not aware that a treatment to prevent HIV can be taken after rape. East Rand communities up in arms about healthcare The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) hopes to find solutions to the health issues the communities of Katlehong, Thokoza and Vosloorus are facing. Who has the best health policy: ANC, DA or EFF? How do you decide who to vote for in the upcoming local government elections? We have made it easier by comparing the health policies of the biggest political parties. Breast milk bank launched in Limpopo The Limpopo provincial Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, launched the first breast milk bank at the Mankweng Hospital. 1 in 3 hospitals in developing world lacks running water Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say. 'Purchasing pool' for NHI could lower costs The Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders thinks that pooling would mean South Africa could afford to insure everyone. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? 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