Saudi Arabia’s treatment of migrants has come under sharp criticism from rights groups following allegations that detainees are “are packed as animals” and forced to “drink from the toilet”. These are the horrific conditions in Al-Shumaisi Detention Centre, according to detainees awaiting deportation from the kingdom. Many of those arrested[…]
A teen athlete terminally ill from vaping has been saved with a double lung transplant, the first of the epidemic’s victims to receive the procedure. The doctor who did the surgery tells RT that vaping is as deadly as smoking. “Both of them are a type of venomous snake,” Dr.[…]
Two medical doctors, who were arrested for culpable homicide earlier on Tuesday, have been released on bail and their case has been postponed. Doctors Peter Beale and Abdullhay Munshi appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court hours after their arrest. The two allegedly performed botched surgeries on minor children, resulting[…]
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says the current budget will be enough to start rolling out the National Health Insurance (NHI). Speaking at a community engagement campaign in the Harry Gwala District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Mkhize has said NHI aims to improve quality health care for all citizens. During a walkabout[…]
Prostate cancer affects one in every 23 South African men, according to Global Cancer Statistics 2018. A new treatment process called Low Dose Rate brachytherapy (LDR) is a form of radiation therapy that might soon change that. This treatment is exclusive to the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Dr[…]
The spike in cannabis-based products sold online has come as a shock to many South African’s systems, with products ranging from oils to chocolates and even beverages. This spike has, at least in part, occurred due to a strong international demand for natural remedies – which cannabis-based products often tap[…]
The sad passing of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed shortly after an operation performed by paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi has resulted in widespread public concern around the accountability of surgeons in South African hospitals. Spokesperson for the Sayed family, Sinenhlanhla Mnguni has indicated that the family[…]
TB HIV Care, a non-profit organisation which works to prevent, treat and find tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in South Africa, is celebrating 90 years since the founding of the organisation this year. TB HIV Care was established in 1929 and has since then made invaluable contributions to the lives of[…]
Simotwo village in Baringo, a western county in Kenya, is a peaceful place. Cattle, sheep and goats graze leisurely. The grassy area straddles hillocks, boasts a generous outcrop of granite rocks and is rich in indigenous tree cover. But beneath the veneer of calm village life, a deadly menace haunts the[…]
Hout Bay residents and community activists have raised serious concerns over the recent closure of their local day hospital. Residents and activists are saying that they fail to understand the City’s reasoning in closing the facility. Many interpret the closure as local government’s way of punishing residents for their recent[…]
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