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KZN HEALTH MEC APPALLED BY ATTACK ON NURSES

KZN HEALTH MEC APPALLED BY ATTACK ON NURSES

JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has expressed horror and disgust at the hijacking of three senior female nurses in Empangeni. The trio were hijacked, robbed and abandoned in the bush while on their way from an outreach programme last week. It’s understood their bus was stopped by a private car where two [...]

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Understanding mental health

Understanding mental health

Kathmandu Physical, social and mental health are important aspects of one’s life. If any one of these aspects is affected, then a person cannot be called a healthy being. Compared to physical health, mental aspect of health is often neglected by people. “This is because of stigma associated with mental illness in the general population [...]

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Health insurance rules get a makeover

Health insurance rules get a makeover

Soon, there may be innovative health insurance covers in the market — say, a policy that covers diabetic patients or one which covers obesity — thanks to IRDAI. In July, the regulator introduced new regulations for health insurance policies replacing the Health Insurance Regulations, 2013. The new regulations allow launch of innovative products on a [...]

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Personal and public choices eroding health

Personal and public choices eroding health

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to lifestyles have surpassed communicable diseases as the leading cause of lost productivity and premature deaths. According to a report in the Lancet journal, NCDs contribute to 52 per cent of all disease burden and more than 60 per cent of deaths in the country. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, tuberculosis and other [...]

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Duchess of Cambridge lends support to podcasts on children’s mental health

Duchess of Cambridge lends support to podcasts on children’s mental health

She issued a statement backing the initiative from The Anna Freud Centre National Centre for Children and Families, of which she is patron. Her statement said: “One in three adults still say they would be embarrassed to seek help for their child’s mental health. “No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child [...]

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Kate and William would get mental health support for their children if necessary

Kate and William would get mental health support for their children if necessary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “feel very strongly” about getting expert mental health support for their children if they needed it. Kate, patron of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – a children’s mental health charity – said getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is “the [...]

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Jebsen sees opportunity in China’s health awareness

Jebsen sees opportunity in China’s health awareness

Over five days last November, Beijing’s air pollution index soared off the charts, double the level that was considered “hazardous.” Less than a decade after presenting blue skies for the world to see during the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese capital now regularly tops the list of global cities with chronic air pollution. That’s not entirely [...]

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Health warning over deadly paralysis toxin in Tasmanian shellfish

Health warning over deadly paralysis toxin in Tasmanian shellfish

Health authorities are warning people not to eat wild shellfish from the east coast of Tasmania due to the risk of potentially fatal paralytic poisoning. Blooms of toxin-producing algae off the east coast, including in waters around Hobart, mean there are high levels of toxins in the shellfish. “Shellfish feed on algae and concentrate the [...]

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The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

Hospitals overflowing, with patients abandoned in corridors. Accident and Emergency rooms threatened with overnight closure. And it just keeps getting worse. It is clear the NHS is in a crisis that threatens its very existence. No doubt you’ve experienced it yourself – an agonising wait for much-needed surgery, a cancelled operation, or even the infuriating engaged [...]

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Time for Compromise on Zika

Time for Compromise on Zika

On Wednesday, James Hodge, in U.S. News and World Report, wrote that Congress needs to pass funding to combat the Zika virus. He did not note that the House of Representatives did pass legislation. The Senate voted twice to fund the fight against Zika and every Democrat, but one, voted to block the passage of [...]

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U.S. Declares Health Emergency in Puerto Rico Due to Zika Virus

U.S. Declares Health Emergency in Puerto Rico Due to Zika Virus

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic. The declaration allows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to award grants, access emergency funds and temporarily appoint personnel where needed, among other things. “This administration is committed [...]

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Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Truck drivers and social service workers have something in common: The people who work in these two occupations are the least likely to be heart healthy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the study, researchers looked at seven measures of heart health in more than 66,000 employees [...]

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