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South Africa: SA to Save Billions On HIV Treatment
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has found a breakthrough pricing agreement that will speed up the availability of the first affordable, generic and single-pill HIV treatment programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Health On Suspension of Forensic Analyst
[Govt of SA] The Department of Health has put one of its Forensic analysts, based in Pretoria Forensic Laboratory Services on precautionary suspension from employment in terms of clause 7.2 of the PSCBC resolution 1 of 2003 with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Forensic Analyst Put On Suspension
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health has put one of its forensic analysts on precautionary suspension from employment with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Atlantis Residents Demand Better Service At Wesfleur Hospital
[GroundUp] Health department commits to recruiting more doctors and nurses, but says problems can't be solved only by hiring (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The association between elevated blood lead levels and violent behavior during late adolescence: The South African Birth to Twenty Plus cohort - Nkomo P, Mathee A, Naicker N, Galpin J, Richter LM, Norris SA.
Epidemiological studies have shown the adverse neuro-behavioral health effects of lead exposure among children, in particular. However, there is lack evidence in this regard from developing countries. The main aim of this study was to assess the associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

These Are the Most Misunderstood Menu Items
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Pomranz / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

South Africa: Woman Claims Nurses Left Her to Deliver Her Own Baby
[News24Wire] The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed allegations that a 31-year-old woman was left alone to deliver her own baby at a local hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Parents Urged to Vaccinate Children
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has warned that his department may not achieve its set targets if anti-vaccine lobby groups continue to mislead parents about the efficacy of immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health On Illegal Strike By Emergency Medical Services Personnel
[Govt of SA] Gauteng Emergency Medical Services not affected by illegal strike (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Donald Trump Said ‘Nambia’ When He Meant Namibia. Here Are 4 Things to Know About It
U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as “Nambia” Wednesday in a speech to African leaders at a luncheon in New York. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Trump was heard saying—though the White House transcript of his remarks did make it clear that he meant Namibia. The gaffe inspired jokes and memes all day on Twitter, including direct comparisons with Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet of May this year. Located on the southwestern edge of the continent, Namibia is one of the world’s younger...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Namibia onetime Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

South Africa: Probe Into Syringes Used to Inject Learners Underway
[SAnews.gov.za] A police case has been opened against the owner of the syringes used to inject learners at Mooifontein Primary School in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: On the Cancer Trail in Rural Kwazulu-Natal
[Bhekisisa] Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mitigating intimate partner violence among South African women testing HIV positive during mobile counseling and testing - Brown LL, Van Zyl MAR.
South African women continue to suffer disproportionately from the interlinked epidemics of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV). Effective strategies are needed to mitigate HIV-related IPV, which often creates barriers to successful engagement along th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Smoothed temporal atlases of age-gender all-cause mortality in South Africa - Manda SOM, Abdelatif N.
Most mortality maps in South Africa and most contried of the sub-Saharan region are static, showing aggregated count data over years or at specific years. Lack of space and temporral dynamanics in these maps may adversely impact on their use and applicatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

South Africa: Antiretrovirals for Pupils After Being Injected at School
[News24Wire] At least 28 Gauteng school pupils had to receive urgent antiretroviral treatment as a precaution after three grade 4 pupils pricked them with syringes last week, the Gauteng department of education said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Bogus Doctor Held for Fraud
[SAnews.gov.za] A bogus doctor was arrested in Soweto for allegedly issuing fake medical certificates to motorists seeking to apply for public drivers' permits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Euthanasia Back in Courts As Doctor Fights for Right to Die
[Daily Maverick] The right of terminally ill individuals to end their life when, and how, they choose has been a battle fought before South Africa's courts in recent years. An application launched at the South Gauteng High Court has now brought the issue into the spotlight once more. At the heart of the matter: a Johannesburg doctor and patient duo arguing for the right to undergo physician-assisted euthanasia lawfully. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: The Campaign Against Killer Radio Waves
[Daily Maverick] Some people steadfastly believe that radio waves from cellphone towers, electrical wires and microwave ovens, make them sick. They cite symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, muscle pain and nausea. Some say they cause cancer. And all those people are wrong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: North West Health On Graduated Nurses
[Govt of SA] A total of 336 nursing students from a government administered North West Nursing College campuses in Mmabatho and Klerksdorp graduated at a glittering ceremony on Friday, 15 September 2017 at Mmabatho Convention Center. The graduation marks yet another successful initiative by the Department of Health to address shortage of health professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

South Africa: No Cure for Man Who Allegedly Contracted Disease from Blood Transfusion
[News24Wire] A 69-year-old Durban man is suing the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) for about R24m after he contracted a debilitating, terminal disease from tainted blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Crowds Outside Court Where Mother Appears for Alleged Killing of Newborn
[News24Wire] "No one knows what's in her heart," a woman in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court told curious bystanders as they waited for a mother to appear on Tuesday morning for allegedly killing her newborn son. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 19, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Outcomes of Denosa Northern Cape Student Movement PEC Meeting
[COSATU] ON NURSING EDUCATION: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Cape Town Woman Arrested After Newborn Boy Found Under Mattress
[News24Wire] A Mitchells Plain woman is set to appear in court on Tuesday after allegedly killing a newborn boy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Hosts Maternal Health Researchers' Workshop
[SAnews.gov.za] The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will this week host an interactive workshop on maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health in Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President Opens Eastern Cape HIV-Aids Centre
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to those men and women who do all they can to look after children with HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Major Upgrade for Cecilia Makiwane Hospital
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says investing in infrastructure such as the new wing of Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in the Eastern Cape will contribute significantly to improving the health of the people of Mdantsane. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President Unveils New Wing at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital
[Govt of SA] Remarks by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the unveiling of the New Wing of the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane, East London (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why People Who Attempt Suicide Need More Than Meds
[The Conversation Africa] Meet Jane. She's 22 years-old. She has a quirky smile and an unconventional sense of humour. She's finished high school and has a young baby. She has been unemployed for a long time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President Opens Empilisweni HIV-Aids and Orphans Centre in Eastern Cape
[Govt of SA] Remarks by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official opening of Empilisweni HIV/AIDS and Orphans Centre, Ndevana, Eastern Cape (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Would You or Wouldn't You? South Africans Dish About the DIY HIV Test
[Bhekisisa] South Africa is one of about three dozen countries that supports HIV self-testing, but will it catch on? Here's what people who live here had to say. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe Opposition Leader, Airlifted to South African Hospital
[Deutsche Welle] Tsvangirai plans to challenge Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe's next year's presidential elections. Some Zimbabwean media outlets have also reported that the country's vice president has been poisoned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 5 Things You Didn't Know About South Africa's Breast Milk Banks
[Bhekisisa] Deposits in these banks help SA's tiniest preemies but are they just for babies? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Quick Thinking Cop Helps Deliver Baby At Police Station
[News24Wire] A quick thinking police constable helped a woman in labour deliver her baby at the Mlungisi police station in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Substance use and self-harm: case studies from patients admitted to an urban hospital following medically serious self-harm - Breet E, Bantjes J.
Few qualitative studies have explored the relationship between substance use and self-harm. We employed a multiple-case study research design to analyze data from 80 patients who were admitted to a hospital in South Africa following self-harm. Our analysis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Minister Laments 'Zero Authority' to Help Ailing Hospitals
[News24Wire] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he has "zero authority" to improve the functioning of troubled state hospitals, which are all managed by provincial governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby During Wait for Ambulance
[SAPS] A woman who was in labour pains, came to the Mlungisi police station requesting the assistance of an ambulance service. On her arrival, police realised that it was too late and that she was close to giving birth. Constable Nomakhaya Xezu quickly assessed the situation and took the woman to a room for privacy and assisted the lady in giving birth to a lovely baby boy. The ambulance arrived later and the child and mother were taken to Frontier Hospital for examination. Acting Station Commander, Lieutenant Co (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Unveils Vuyo Mbuli Empilisweni HIV and Aids and Orphans Care Centre in Ndevana, 17 Sept
[Govt of SA] Deputy President Cyril to visit the Eastern Cape on Sunday (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Girls On Top Billboard 'Misinterpreted' - Health Department
[News24Wire] The National Department of Health on Wednesday defended a She Conquers campaign billboard next to the N1 in Johannesburg from accusations that it contained sexual innuendo. The department said the public had "misinterpreted" the billboard's meaning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aspen to buy remaining AstraZeneca anesthetic rights for up to $766 million
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Thursday it had agreed to sell the U.S. rights to a portfolio of anesthetics to South Africa's Aspen Group for up to $766 million, a year after Aspen bought the rights outside the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Interventions for treating tuberculous pericarditis
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers from South Africa and Canada have carried out a Cochrane review update to assess the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating tuberculous pericarditis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Aids Council - New CEO Responds to Questions About His Past
[Daily Maverick] Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National Aids Council. His appointment follows the suspicious non-renewal of the previous CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah's contract and unsuccessful attempts to lure Eastern Cape head of health Dr Thobile Mbengashe to the post. The success of the new National Strategic Plan implementation and the long-term survival of a robust, relevant and ethical SA National Aids Council will depend on the new CEO. Spotlight put a range of que (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

South Africa: Life Esidimeni - Hope for Justice
[SAnews.gov.za] The families of the Life Esidimeni tragedy say there is hope that justice will be served and accountability taken for the loss of lives of mental health patients, who died between 23 March and 19 December 2016 in Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa gold mining companies face silicosis lawsuit
They have won praise for HIV work, but are accused of failing to safeguard workers from lung diseases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best tactical approach to handling patients with simultaneous parasitic and HIV infection
(Springer) Cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways, is a common cause of diarrhea in HIV-positive patients. Now Kazeem Oare Okosun from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa, together with colleagues from Pakistan and Nigeria, has developed a new model and numerical simulations to determine the optimal combination of prevention and treatment strategies for controlling both diseases in patients who have been co-infected. It is published in EPJ Plus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

South Africa: Life Esidimeni Deaths - 'Disabled People Are Not Animals'
[News24Wire] Fighting to hold back her tears, Sandra de Villiers holds a pink tissue in her hands and says her disabled brother was starved and later died of dehydration in a hospital in Pretoria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human Bacterial Infection Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Petland
Health officials across the country are investigating a multi-state outbreak of human bacterial infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, an Ohio-based chain that operates stores in the U.S. and abroad, including in Japan, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. As of Sept. 11 this year, 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections — which can spread through contact with dog feces and usually does not spread from one person to another — have been reported in seven states: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The first case was reported on Sept. 15 last year, and the most recen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime outbreaks Pets Source Type: news