Home > News > Public Health Public Health 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. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps 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. 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. 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. Brexit vote sparks fight over EU medicines agency Britain's vote to leave the European Union has triggered a battle among other member states to take over the hosting of the European Medicines Agency. Mothers say 'no' to bush initiation schools Limpopo mothers say that we are all living in a world with various diseases, and sending their kids to bush schools could result in them coming back sick. Voluntary circumcision can cut new HIV infections by half More and more South Africans are becoming aware of the difference that Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision can make in reducing a man’s chances of getting HIV. 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. Drones could deliver vaccines in developing countries Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests. Mpumalanga woman forced to give birth in hospital toilet After being assessed, a Mpumalanga woman was allegedly told by nurses that she was in false labour. She later delivered the baby in the toilet. Community angry after clinic dumps files When patients’ private records with sensitive information from a local clinic were found strewn across a local dumpster in Standerton, the town was in uproar. QwaQwa water crisis deepens QwaQwa residents complain that they have been hard hit by the water crisis, saying they go for days without fresh water, resulting in health problems. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? 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