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Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa:Listeriosis - Public Officials Must Push Message to Curb Spread of Disease - Motsoaledi
[Daily Maverick] Provincial health ministers and parliamentarians need to communicate to the public on the ground the facts surrounding the recent outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa, said Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South African facility resumes Mo-99 production
NTP Radioisotopes' Pelindaba nuclear facility in South Africa is back online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: South African Mo-99 maker completes LEU conversion NTP temporarily halts Mo-99 production NTP uses LEU for Mo-99 production South African reactor starts moly production (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa's Mo-99 plant back online after hydrogen leak scare
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's NTP Radioisotopes, one of the world's leading producers of Molybdenum-99 used in medical diagnostic imaging, resumed production at its Pelindaba facility after a three-month shutdown due to a suspected hydrogen leak, it said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa:Listeriosis - Crisis As Death Toll Rises
[Daily Maverick] On Monday the Gauteng Department of Environmental Affairs kicked off an awareness campaign on potentially fatal listeriosis. But the death toll is rising as more stringent measures are yet to be implemented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Low-Carb Advocate Noakes, Medical Body to Lock Horns Again
[News24Wire] The Health Professions Council of South Africa's (HPCSA) appeal of a not guilty verdict for Professor Tim Noakes, handed down by the council's committee, is expected to start on Wednesday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beliefs about sexual intimate partner violence perpetration among adolescents in South Africa - P öllänen K, de Vries H, Mathews C, Schneider F, de Vries PJ.
This study investigated attitudes, social influence, and self-efficacy beliefs and intentions toward... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental health care providers talk about their experiences preventing suicide in people with substance use disorders in South Africa: implications for clinical practice - Goldstone D, Bantjes J.
This study explored mental health care providers' experiences of preventing suicide in people with substance use disorders and their perceptions of factors related to clinical practice that contributed to these experiences. METHODS: In-d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The mendacity of reconciliation in an age of resentment - McIvor DW.
The political ideal of reconciliation has gained increased prominence in recent decades, in part due to political experiments such as the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other formal or informal truth or reconciliation processes. Here... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Validation of the Simplified Motor Score in patients with traumatic brain injury at a major trauma centre in South Africa - Buitendag JJP, Ras A, Kong VY, Bruce JL, Laing GL, Clarke DL, Brysiewicz P.
This study used data from a large prospectively entered database to assess the efficacy of the motor score (M score) component of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Simplified Motor Score (SMS) in predicting overall outcome in patients with t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health On Improving Healthcare Service
[Govt of SA] Innovation and health research summit examines ways of improving healthcare service in Gauteng (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health On People Tested for HIV
[Govt of SA] Over 20 million people tested for HIV in Gauteng (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB vaccine trial results offer potential for BCG Revaccination, hope for subunit vaccines
(Burness) Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), today announced results from an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained infections in high-risk adolescents. In a prevention-of-infection Phase 2 trial conducted in South Africa, revaccination with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine significantly reduced sustained TB infections in adolescents. An experimental vaccine candidate, H4:IC31, also reduced sustained infections, although not at statistically significant levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectio...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Officials Could Face Homicide Charges After Mental Patients' Deaths
[Bhekisisa] Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN's cancer care fails. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Childhood adversity increases the risk of onward transmission from perinatal HIV-infected adolescents and youth in South Africa - Kidman R, Nachman S, Dietrich J, Liberty A, Violari A.
Repeated exposure to childhood adversity (abuse, neglect and other traumas experienced before age 18) can have lifelong impacts on health. For HIV-infected adolescents and youth, such impacts may include onward transmission of HIV. To evaluate this possibi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Determinants of South African protest participation -
This study is designed to investigate whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

South Africa:Mandela Bay Listeriosis Outbreak Source Still Not Found
[News24Wire] The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has assured residents that everything possible was being done to address the outbreak of listeriosis in the metro, but the outbreak source has still not been identified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Outrage Over Tsvangirai Hospital Picture
[New Zimbabwe] A hospital staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water
Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized cold water swimming healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

South Africa:How Cape Town's Water Crisis Could Make People Sick
[The Conversation Africa] Day zero, when the 4 million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility. The city has informed residents that water supplies will be turned off on the day and only retained for high risk areas and essential services. Citizens will have to queue for water at key points of distribution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do you have a water contingency plan? What happens when your city runs out of water...
(Natural News) Water is a necessity, plain and simple. Human beings can’t go for more than three days without it. Unfortunately, water is also a finite source. As the looming water crisis in Capetown, South Africa, has shown us, water supplies can be depleted. No one in their right mind wants that to happen to them,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Monitoring Populations Helps to Put the Right Health Services in Place
[The Conversation Africa] Fourteen years ago South African researchers first picked up rising rates of high blood pressure in the population that led to people dying earlier than expected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:'Delay Your Sexual Debut On Valentine's Day'
[News24Wire] While romantic dinners and marriage proposals are likely to set the tone for intimate rendezvous on Valentine's Day, KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has urged young people to delay their "sexual debut" "while love is in the air". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Why Are State Lawyers Fighting to Keep Millions Away From #lifeesidimeni Families?
[Bhekisisa] 'Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through', says state advocate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Five Missing Life Esidimeni Patients Found
[News24Wire] Five of the more than 60 former Life Esidimeni patients who were classified as missing during the arbitration hearings have been found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Mines Report Progress in Preventing Deadly Silicosis
[GroundUp] But very little information on dust monitoring (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Life Esidimeni - Arbitration Draws to Close By Remembering Some of the Victims of the Catastrophe
[Daily Maverick] At the end of the Life Esidimeni arbitration, Adv. Adila Hassim read out some names of victims of the catastrophe and highlighted some of their close family members. Here is the final submission made to former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Advocate Gives Human Face to Forgotten Life Esidimeni Victims
[News24Wire] Parents, siblings and children of the victims wept as Advocate Adila Hassim read out the names of 63 people who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:The Deaths of 144 Mentally Ill Patients and Constitutional Democracy
[The Conversation Africa] Since colonial times black South Africans have been accustomed to cruelty, neglect and indifference on the part of successive governments. The apartheid government reduced these brutalities to a fine art form, resulting in the system being declared a crime against humanity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COLLAPSE: Large city just days away from running out of water, turning off all water taps to residential households... massive PANIC and UNREST to follow
(Natural News) The people of Cape Town, South Africa are currently preparing for what many are now calling “Day Zero,” which the government warns could be the biggest tragedy to ever happen in a major city since World War II or the attacks on the World Trade Centers. But the threat that Cape Town currently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Life Esidimeni Tragedy - Families Offered Compensation
[News24Wire] The State and claimants in the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings have reached an agreement on damages in some of the claims by the families who lost loved ones during the transfer of mental health patients to a number of unlicensed NGOs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Healthworker Protests Rock Limpopo As State Debt Mounts
[Bhekisisa] The Limpopo health department only recently emerged from four years under the administration by the national government. Could history be repeating? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Cape Town Water Crisis - Extra Boreholes for Groote Schuur Hospital
[News24Wire] Drilling has started near Cape Town's Hospital Bend to find extra borehole water for Groote Schuur Hospital in case Day Zero is declared, the Western Cape's Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit settlement
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A 9 billion rand ($755 million) class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa by miners suffering from fatal lung disease is likely to be settled "within months", the chair of an industry group said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Terrawatch: clues of unexpected creatures in the ocean depths
Recently discovered fossil worm burrows reveal that, in the right sediment, life can survive far deeper than imaginedBlue Planet II gave us a glimpse of the weird and wonderful life that swims and floats in the deep ocean, but what about the creatures that live beneath the ocean floor? Present day surveys suggest that shrimps and worms inhabit the top tens of centimetres of seabed, but it was assumed that life couldn ’t survive much beyond 2m of sediment. However, recently discovered fossilised burrows show that, given the right kind of sediment, life can survive far deeper. Have we been looking in the wrong places f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Evolution Oceans Fossils Science Geology Environment Africa World news Biology South Africa Source Type: news

South Africa:Living in the Hell of Whoonga Park
[GroundUp] Murder, rape, crime, homelessness, abuse by police ... daily life for whoonga users (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Raw Sewage Swamps Houses in Kraaifontein
[GroundUp] City said it would fix the problem last week (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Country Now Free From Avian Flu
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is now free from the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that hit the country between May and August last year. The disease killed one million chickens in South Africa and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Health System Was Better Under Apartheid - Opposition's Malema
[News24Wire] Public healthcare services under apartheid were better than they are under the ANC government, EFF leader Julius Malema claimed on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Don't push me aside, Doctor': Suicide attempters talk about their support needs, service delivery and suicide prevention in South Africa - Bantjes J.
Few studies have explored the expressed support needs of suicide attempters in developing countries. Data, collected via in-depth interviews with suicide attempters admitted to a South African hospital, were analysed using thematic content analysis. Partic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

South Africa:Waiting for Your Doctor to Lay Out Your Birth Control Options? Get Comfortable.
[Bhekisisa] Why taking back the power starts with you and your vagina (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Life Esidimeni - Arbitration - Painful, Flawed, Full of Lies - Still Honoured the Victims
[Daily Maverick] Oral evidence at the Life Esidimeni arbitration has come to an end. Family members have welcomed the process, but the saga isn't over, not even close. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Eye Testing Services Brought Closer to Soweto Community
[SAnews.gov.za] Travelling long distances for eye screening and management of eye problems will be a thing of the past for the community of Dlamini in Soweto and surrounding areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Doctor Who Died in Storm 'Was Humble, Hardworking'
[CAJ News] Durban -The Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Government will preserve the legacy of the late Zimbabwean medical expert, Dr Sakheni Ncube, who drowned during heavy storms last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Five Pregnant Women Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By Lay Counsellor
[News24Wire] A 45-year-old male lay counsellor has been accused of sexually assaulting five pregnant women at Cato Manor Community Health Centre in Mayville, Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Over 50 Rushed to Hospital After Eating Cow That Reportedly Died From Snake Bite
[News24Wire] Over 50 people from Mpoza village outside Tsolo were rushed to various hospitals around Mthatha on Thursday, after eating meat from a cow that had reportedly died from a snake bite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:#lifeesidimeni - Mahlangu Told Makhura About the Deadly NGOs, Records Show
[Bhekisisa] The tragedy has revealed the Gauteng government's inner workers, leading one doctor to say, 'If this is how things are run ... God help us all' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: vulnerable persons and groups in a vulnerable democracy -- can forensic medical services help to ensure justice in critical times? - Saayman G.
The role and contribution of an objective and professional medicolegal death investigation service should be valued and strengthened, especially in countries and communities where institutional and governmental corruption, incompetence, and abuse of power ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

South Africa:No Money for #lifeesidimeni, but Millions for Consultants
[Bhekisisa] Qedani Mahlangu's department paid almost R60-million to the law firm that would later represent her in the run-up to arbitration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Case Postponed - Lichtenburg Man Who Fired At Protesters Killing Teen Said to Have Cancer
[News24Wire] The case against a gunman accused of opening fire on a group of protesters and killing a 15-year-old boy in the farming town of Lichtenburg has been postponed by the town's magistrate's court as the accused's cancer diagnosis had made it difficult for him to attend the proceedings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news