Home > News > Public Health Public Health Circumcision does not replace condoms Male circumcision is only effective when it’s combined with other safe sex practices. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps Technology improves health management In Limpopo health institutions, technology is making it easier to communicate with clients, keep their information safe, and reduce conflicts due to missing data. Your gut may be to blame for your bloodstream infection picked up in hospital Researchers have found that bloodstream infections mostly start in patients' own bodies – often in the large intestine. Sisters supplying disadvantaged schoolgirls in Ikageng with sanitary pads Plans are to reach every school in Ikageng, and then expand across the North West so that every schoolgirl can be provided with sanitary pads. Traditional leaders to be trained in social work issues A training programme aims to empower traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape with knowledge and skills on how to deal with social ills within their communities. Eyesight restored for 49 patients at KwaMhlanga Hospital During November several cataract surgeries were performed at KwaMhlanga Hospital, restoring sight to 49 patients. Residents encouraged to drink water and stay out of sun during heat wave Heat waves are deadly killers and have claimed thousands of lives all over the world. World Aids Day: You never know what tomorrow holds for you World Aids Day has become an important annual reminder that HIV has not gone away and that there is still a vital need to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. 'Don’t let a child die!' warn worried parents at broken school Parents at Khabingene Primary school in Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape are worried that the school’s leaking roof could collapse on their children. Another hospital hit as crime syndicate targets Limpopo hospitals On Friday night, a group of armed men ransacked doctors’ cottages at Lebowakgomo Hospital in Limpopo, stealing cellphones, money and other property. Could certain personal hygiene products and cosmetics cause early puberty in girls? Could the chemicals found in several personal hygiene products, such as soaps, shampoos and lipstick, cause girls to enter into puberty at an earlier stage? Sibasa Clinic toilets fixed as Vhembe cleaners remain unpaid Sibasa clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, now has four toilets that are in working order. Maintenance workers in the Vhembe district, however, remain unpaid. State patients ditch surgery waiting list thanks to Mediclinic Limpopo Mediclinic has been performing pro bono surgeries for number of years, and since 2017 has been working closely with Limpopo public hospitals to assist with specific needs. HIV-positive children dream big A camp, facilitated by the Department of Social Development, brought 52 children born with HIV together to educate them about positive living, treatment adherence and positive prevention. 'Saving a life is better than doing nothing' says HIV sufferer A young woman living with HIV started a private Facebook page where people can feel free to ask questions, talk to others and get the support they need to stay focused and healthy. One dirty toilet for patients and staff at Limpopo clinic Something needs to be done urgently at Sibasa Clinic outside Thohoyandu, as only one operational toilet could lead to crimes such as sexual harassment and rape. A young student is transforming the lives of rural girls by giving them sanitary towels Shumani Netshipise from Limpopo has established a non-profit organisation to buy and donate sanitary towels to rural orphans and school girls who cannot afford them. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.