The Orlando Community Policing Forum (CPF) recently held its regular anti-drug march through the neighbourhood’s streets following allegations that local drug users were behind the theft of new school tablets in the area.
Junk food and sugary drinks are fuelling obesity epidemics among school kids worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Packed lunches can help kids stave off extra pounds but only about half of South African school kids take lunch to school, many parents may be wondering what’s for lunch.
It was a hard, cold winter in the North West where hospitals reported everything from pillows to hot water was in short supply. The province’s financial crisis has left some patients out in the cold as moratoriums on everything from hospital maintenance to new appointments stretch the health system thin.
Lebohang Moabeng was diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 17. Now, six years after a kidney transplant saved his life, he earned South Africa a bronze medal at the recent World Transplant Games.
Born into a world of silence, most deaf children will only learn sign language at the age of six – if they are lucky. Years of silence may take their toll on small children during a crucial time in their development.
The earlier deafness can be diagnosed, the better but it takes parents and teachers to know the signs and government to make screening mandatory, according to Likho Bottoman of the nongovernmental organisation Hi Hopes, which works with deaf children and their families.
Mamokete Moleme may look like your average Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital Complex health worker, but on the weekends this mild-mannered nurse trades the wards for the ring as a karate champion.
Fatty acids have been getting good press as being possibly helpful to adults’ health, but could they help babies? A nutrition study in the North West is seeking to find out whether adding fatty acids and iron supplements to babies’ food could give them a better chance for growth and development.