Home > News > Public Health Public Health 35 women fall pregnant despite using contraception app The only certified birth control app in the world is taking heat after over 35 unwanted pregnancies in users. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps 5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of water As Day Zero rapidly approaches for Capetonians, we take a look at five diseases that might become more of a risk of during a drought. Beware of 3 other diseases besides Listeriosis, officials warn Listeriosis isn't the only deadly disease doing the rounds this summer. Listeriosis has deadly company on notifiable list After a deadly outbreak, Listeriosis has been classed as a Category 1 notifiable disease, alongside other deadly diseases such as Ebola, and plague. You are more likely to die from surgery if you live here Africans' risk of dying from scheduled surgery is more than double the global average – one of the continent's biggest healthcare problems. Why these HIV+ teens are keen to speak out Kuruman teens want you to know what it is like living with HIV. These state patients can now pick up meds at private pharmacies This will make it easier for patients to get access to their medication. 'Our children are dying in the mountains and this is no joke' Traditional leaders are keen to end initiation deaths. Standerton TB Hospital to move to new premises The move would see the hospital relocated to better buildings that are owned by government. UPDATE: Listeriosis death toll rises to 60 The number of dangerous Listeria cases in South Africa has been revised, with the food-borne disease now a category 1 notifiable medical condition. 5 diseases we can get from animals Careful… That innocent lick from your cat may give you a brain disease. SA's 7 biggest health stories of 2017 Every year has its own health news stories, some positive and some disappointing – and 2017 was no exception. 7 celebrities with chronic illnesses From incurable skin conditions to debilitating illnesses, these celebrities show that great wealth cannot ensure perfect health. 'One stop shop' for KZN patients A single visit to a healthcare facility will allow patients to have all their chronic conditions reviewed. 7 of the most dangerous surgeries These surgical procedures are truly risky and involve a lot more than your average wisdom teeth extraction. How many road deaths will we see this year? Limpopo is taking action to reduce road accident deaths. Go Jozi! Here's how the City of Gold is staying healthy Joburg residents are working together to combat chronic diseases. 'It will be ready in 2025': Local town has to wait almost 20 years for new hospital Residents were told about the hospital in 2006 but it will only open in 2025. 'I will not be accepted by my ancestors with missing organs' There is a widespread belief that removing the organs of a deceased person is wrong as their spirit would continue to roam and not be accepted by the ancestors. Are you allergic to Christmas? Family, friends, food… and allergies? 10 of the most fascinating medical advancements of 2017 Each year brings advancements in the medical field – and 2017 brought a number of exciting new insights. 10 freak accidents that killed people Life is unpredictable, and death can wrap you in its bony arms when you least expect it. SEE: What is the rarest disease in the world? Some diseases are so rare only a handful of people in history have ever been diagnosed. Holy Cross nurses could soon be homeless Nurses of the Holy Cross Hospital who are currently living in the nurses' residence have been served with eviction notices. More money needed to save Limpopo's crumbling health system The dysfunctional health system in Limpopo is claiming lives and leading to widespread suffering. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Terrific Tea! » Rooibos makes cocktails healthier Rooibos: an alternative energy drink More than 10 reasons why rooibos is good for you Today marks the first annual National Rooibos Day, which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits and many uses of rooibos tea. Healthy? Are you sure? » 5 diseases we can get from animals Could your salon visit make you sick? 7 terrifying diseases you could have without knowing it Not all serious illnesses come with tell-tale symptoms. There are diseases that can turn your body into a ticking time-bomb while you're unaware of any danger.