Home > News > Public Health Public Health This NGO creates affordable, washable sanitary towels Despite sanitary pads being exempt from value-added tax, they remain unaffordable to many. This newly developed, reusable and washable sanitary towel aims to change that. WATCH: What if we could read minds? How telepathy would change the world WATCH: What if everyone had superpowers? How does the menstrual cup weigh up against tampons and pads in efficacy? A recent study aimed to weigh up the efficacy of menstrual cups versus usual products – sanitary pads and tampons. Stellenbosch University proposes renewed medical curriculum focusing on 'disease burden and realities of South Africans' Proposals for a renewed MBChB curriculum at Stellenbosch University involve a new approach to medicine that will be socially accountable and tailored to the needs of South Africans. This convenient medicine 'ATM' is already proving to be a winner with SA patients To reduce the long hours patients endure to get their medication at clinics, Neo Hutiri invented the Pelebox – a simple medication-dispensing solution. Already rolled out in parts of the country, patients have told of how the invention is simplifying their lives. ARV shortage a threat to children's lives Parents are resorting to sharing their HIV treatment with their children as confusion over paediatric stockouts continues. Western Cape's high-tech chronic medication system takes efficiency to new heights This pioneering medicine system is environmentally sustainable and is improving access to life-saving, chronic medication for the people of the Western Cape. More surgical complications happen when surgeons are rude to their teams and colleagues A study says surgeons who display unprofessional behaviour towards their teams and colleagues are more likely to have patients who experience a higher rate of recovery complications, along with prolonged recovery time, after having surgery. Limpopo's medication deficiency There is a shortfall of ferrous sulphate in public hospitals in Limpopo. It used as a pre-labour treatment measure to reduce the risk of haemorrhaging (excessive bleeding) during childbirth. This doctor is going to drown out fake health news on social media And he's recruiting an army of medical experts to help him. SA's worst clinic set to get a facelift After being declared the worst clinic in SA, the Limpopo Department of Health is making an effort to improve the condition of Lephepane Clinic. WATCH: 'Psychic' alternative healer claims to be able to heal using energy – charges more than R2000 a session A British woman claims to be able to heal people using psychic healing pours - and charges more than R2000 a session. Doctor shares top secrets to a long, healthy life This doctor doesn't only prescribe medication for his patients, he also prescribes changing their bad habits. Local entrepreneur creates self-service medication dispensing system Entrepreneur Neo Hutiri has come up with a simple but brilliant system that helps patients collect chronic medication in seconds rather than spending hours in queues. Breastmilk reserves in danger of running out The South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) is calling for breastmilk donations to replenish its dwindling stock. I'm not here to judge, says Bloem's 'angel' doctor - 'I want to empower my patients' Dr Paulo de Valdoleiros, who recently shot to prominence after it emerged that he allows patients to pay "what they can afford" for consultations, says his job is not simply to diagnose patients and prescribe medication. Med students' smartphones riddled with bacteria and germs According to a new study, the possibility of disseminating pathogenic bacteria through cellphones is 'frightening'. Your Facebook posts could reveal a future medical condition – much earlier than it would normally be diagnosed, according to a study A new study using artificial intelligence shows that what you post on Facebook may reveal medical issues you'll be facing in the future – a development which could help refine patient care. Tackling abortion stigma in Tembisa Activists say the stigma women face when seeking abortion services at public facilities increases the demand for unsafe abortions. 'Traditional medicine will always be relevant, even with the dominance of Western medicine' Irrespective of big pharmaceutical companies dominating Western medicine, many Africans still turn to traditional medicine. How could smelling good actually be bad for you? Do you really know what your scented products contain? Do doctors give better care in the morning? New research emphasises that 'doctors are human, too', and that they're 'labouring under the same psychological and fatigue constraints as everyone else'. Why is obesity on the rise in rural communities? Obesity rates continue to soar, but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts. Health-e investigates what people in rural communities are putting on their plates. Tembisa hospice faces shutdown due to lack of funding Arebaokeng hospice in Tembisa has been providing palliative care for the terminally ill and their families for almost 20 years after founder, executive director and registered nurse (RN) Florah Modiba saw the need in her community. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.