Health-e’s latest documentary, “Picking up the Pieces” will be aired tonight (Tues) on 3rd Degree (e-TV) at 9.30pm. See the nurses in action dealing particularly with the huge rise in child rape cases, and find out how this specialisation is dying because it does not get proper recognition from the health authorities.
MEDIA RELEASE: Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, F. W. de Klerk knows exactly how colorectal cancer can affect someone. He was diagnosed with this type of cancer in 2006 and has been in remission for seven years now. His surprise diagnosis has made him realise that this sensitive type of cancer needs to be discussed, and receive more public awareness.
Hospice offers care that focuses on alleviating pain of very ill patients, as well as providing emotional support and counselling to them and their families. Whilst many hospice patients are terminally ill, some are able to recover through the wonderful care they receive.
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of natural death in South Africa and over 10% of all new TB cases are drug resistant. One of the most important measures for controlling the spread of the bacteria is quick diagnosis and treatment. Revolutionary new testing technology may make this possible.