About 211 field workers will be visiting a total of 15 000 households across the country over the next six months. This is part of the 4th South African National HIV, Behaviour and Health Survey that is led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
The face of cardio- vascular disease is changing. It has moved from a disease affecting mostly white males to one that affects younger, black people. This is largely due to lifestyle choices.
Looking your best and losing weight always seems to be a priority for the new year for many South Africans. But with so many weight loss plans around, choosing the correct and healthy weight loss programme is crucial.
A new cadre of health care workers aimed at strengthening the health service will join the system next year. The first batch of a new category of health professionals, known as ‘clinical associates’, recently graduated from Wits University, in Johannesburg.
Dr. Mmatsie Manentsa, a doctor at Zuzimpilo Clinic, in Johannesburg, is passionate about providing quality service to men who have sex with men, otherwise known as MSM. She spoke to Siphosethu Stuurman about HIV and other health risks that pose a great challenge to this group.
People living with HIV/AIDS often endure lack of support from friends and family and suffer low self-esteem, which may result in depression. This can complicate one’s journey to a healthy life.
Most men believe that birth control is a woman’s responsibility and, to a certain extent, they are supported by women in that view. For instance, the majority of men will never have a vasectomy – the only birth control procedure for men. But why is that?
Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 200 diseases that cause pain and loss of movement of the joints. Arthritis can turn a person’s life upside-down if left untreated, as it affects the body’s movement, thus making it difficult to perform certain activities.
Regular visits to your dentist can help you keep your teeth bright and shining. They can also tell you about the state of your general health, as poor oral health may be an indication of your overall health.
Children from as young as below the age of 16 can also develop arthritis ‘ a disease of the joints that is commonly known to affect adults. But with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, young joints can be nursed back to good strength and health.