July 21, 2016

In 2012 Health-e News launched the Ourhealth Citizen Journalism Project. A programme driven by a committed group of citizen journalists reporting on the health issues in their specific communities, many of which are rural and do not feature on the mainstream news agend...

July 20, 2016

Each year around a thousand young women addicted to crystal methamphetamine, or tik, give birth to so-called tik babies in Cape Town.

‘€œI started smoking [heroine, dagga and tik] while I was 16 years old,’€ said Meggan Adams from the Cape Flats while filling her gla...

While you can carve a tantalizingly toned body in less than a half hour, we’re here to tell you what you already know: To reap the rewards—increased calorie burn, strength, power, blissful endorphin high—truncated workouts must be insanely intense. So we asked a team o...

The Arianna Huffington + Furthermore Sleep Series knows that all good sleepers are alike; all bad sleepers are bad in their own way. When we asked you what your sleep issues were, you answered. A lot of things are outside of your control, such as a snoring bedmate or w...

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool — A “GPS for the Soul” — to help us find our way back to center. The guide b...

Life Healthcare Group and the Gauteng Department of Social Development marked the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by opening an in-patient substance abuse treatment centre in Randfontein, West Rand.

The centre, which will acco...

In a remote rural village, community leaders are educating the elderly about how to stay healthy

More than 80 grannies from Makuya village, near Niani in Limpopo participated in a recent fun walk which was organised by the local community leaders to educate the elderly...

There are bacteria living in women’s breast tissue, and these microbes may affect women’s health, a new study from Canada suggests.

Researchers found that women with tumors in their breasts had a different mix of bacteria living in the tissue compared with woman who did...

You plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up -- a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date. And there goes your exercise for the day. If this keeps happening to you, there's a logical solution: shift your workout schedule to the m...

When we hear the phrase "digital health," we might think about our Fitbit, the healthy eating app on our smartphone, or maybe a new way to email our doctor.

But Fitbits aren't particularly useful if you're homeless, and the nutrition app won't mean much to someone who s...

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