Ebola kills 2 more doctors in Sierra Leone – CTV News

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Clarence Roy-MacAulay, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:24AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:33AM EST FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday. The deaths bring the number of Sierra Leonean doctors killed by Ebola to nine. The disease is spread through the bodily fluids of people showing symptoms and people who have died of the disease. Because transmission requires close contact with those fluids, health workers are among the most at risk of contracting it and hundreds have become infected in this outbreak. Dr. Thomas Rogers, who…

As Africa Unites Against Ebolaairtel Partners AU to ‘Kick Ebola Out of Africa’ – AllAfrica.com

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By Sahr Morris Jr.Mobile telecommunication operator, Airtel has taken another lead in the fight against the Ebola virus in the country by partnering with the African Union (AU) and eight other mobile network operators in Africa to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. On Wednesday at the company’s headquarters at Hill Station, Managing Director of Airtel, Sudipto Chowdhury together with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Retired Major Alfred Palo Conteh and the Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, officially unveiled a short code – 7979 – where Sierra Leoneans and Airtel subscribers can contribute towards the fight by making a donation of just Le1,000…

Free State health workers protest – Independent Online

REUTERS A normal-sized gurney (L) is pictured alongside an oversized one. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry Bloemfontein – Disgruntled Free State community healthcare workers forced their way into Bophelo House, the provincial health department’s headquarters, on Friday the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said. Around 50 people who had not received salaries for more than two months staged a sit-in inside the building. They are receiving support from the TAC. TAC spokeswoman Mary-Jane Matsolo said they were demonstrating after submitting a memorandum to health MEC Benny Malakoane several weeks ago. In it, they said that, among other things, they did not want to be paid by non-governmental organisations, but wanted to be absorbed into the government. “As of now,…

Group Five wins hospital contract – Independent Online

http://www.sxc.hu/ Johannesburg – Group Five has won a contract to construct the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, the hospital’s trust said on Monday. Construction began on Monday and was expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016, it said in a statement. “We are confident that Group Five will be the right partner as we navigate what is for the hospital trust, unchartered territory,” trust chairman Moss Ngoasheng said. The appointment of Group Five followed submissions by various contractors and an adjudication process. “This represents a key milestone in our efforts to make (former president) Nelson Mandela’s last wish of building a children’s hospital in South Africa a reality,” trust deputy…

Ngifuna ukugqama ngokwenza okuhle – Ngema-Zuma – News24

2014-06-09 10:12 Johannesburg – Unkosikazi kaMengameli Jacob Zuma, uBongi Ngema-Zuma, uthi into emqoka kuye ukuthi athole ukugqama ngemisebenzi emihle ayenzela umphakathi. Uthi wakhetha ukuqala iBongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation ngo-2010,  ngemuva kancane kokuba ngunkosikazi kamengameli. “Esikhundleni sokuthi abantu bangilandele ngiya kwaStuttafords ukuyothenga amakha, ngifuna bangilandelele imisebenzi emihle engiyenzela umphakathi,” esho. UNgema-Zuma ubekhuluma eChris Hani Baragwanth Academic Hospital, eSoweto, nalapho ebevakashele khona uphiko lwesibhedlela oluhlala izingane ezinomdlavuza. Ube esenikela ngezinsiza ezithengwe ngo-R100 000 ophuma enkampanini yakhe. Kulokhu bekubalwa amakhompyutha, izingubo zokulala, amashidi namathoyizi.  – “Like” ikhasi lethu kuFacebook ukuze uthole izindaba ngolimi lwakho  – Landela IzindabaNews24 kuTwitter – SAPA Health – Google News

HIV/AIDS report worrying: YCL – South African Broadcasting Corporation

The survey reveals that South Africans are not using protection when engaging in sexual activities(SABC) The Human Sciences Research Council’s survey which reveals that South Africans are not using condoms is worrying, the Young Communist League of South Africa said on Wednesday. The HSRC released its findings of the SA National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey 2012, in Pretoria on Tuesday. “The survey reveals that South Africans are not using protection when engaging in sexual activities; they are not faithful to their partners and their knowledge of sexual health is minimal,” YCLSA spokesperson Khaya Xaba said. The survey revealed that HIV-prevalence in the 15-49 year age group was 18.8%, but was significantly higher in…

Baby born with two heads dies – Independent Online

sxc.hu File photo Johannesburg – A baby boy born with two heads in Nelspruit has died, the Mpumalanga health department said on Tuesday. “He died at the weekend,” said spokesman Ronnie Masilela. The baby was 10 days old when he died at the Rob Ferreira Hospital. “I’m not sure what caused it.” He declined to comment further, referring Sapa to specialists who knew more about deformities. However, he told Beeld newspaper the baby had only one functional head. “His death is related to his condition. His parents were shocked and we (are) giving support and counselling,” he was quoted as saying. In 2012, doctors at Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital in Tsolo, in the Eastern…

Why dark chocolate really IS good for you: Stomach microbes turn cocoa into a … – Daily Mail

Previous studies found dark chocolate reduces blood pressure Now scientists have discovered this is due to how our guts ferment cocoa By breaking down chocolate compounds, microbes produce molecules that act like a natural anti-inflammatory This ‘drug’ enters the bloodstream and helps protect arteries from damage Dark chocolate contains a higher cocoa content than milk chocolate By Victoria Woollaston PUBLISHED: 09:25 EST, 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:08 EST, 21 March 2014 1,530 shares 92 Viewcomments Dark chocolate, pictured, can reduce blood pressure because gut microbes ferment fibres in cocoa and produce a natural anti-inflammatory Love dark chocolate? Now you can eat it with much less guilt because scientists have discovered why it is so…

Free under-the-skin contraceptive for all SA women – Health24.com

Health 24 Search R5000 for your say Share your thoughts and win R3000 Win a hamper worth R6000! News Medical Experts Lifestyle Tools Multimedia Blogs Forums Focus Win! Home  >  Lifestyle  >  Contraception  >  News 21 February 2014 Free under-the-skin contraceptive for all SA women South African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that a small under-the-skin contraceptive device would be made available free of charge to all SA women. SAPA Related Contraceptive pill for men one step closer The right contraception for you SA teens urged to find out about contraception Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » A small under-the-skin contraceptive device will…