Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous

Charlatans exploit patients for financial gain, say doctors, while detracting from treatments that really do help.

If you go scuba diving and come up to the surface too fast, you might need hyperbaric oxygen therapy. But experts warn it can’t treat cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, or arthritis, as some quack outfits are claiming.

Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous
Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous

Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous

Charlatans exploit patients for financial gain, say doctors, while detracting from treatments that really do help.

SA Health Professions Council congratulates world’s first middle-ear transplant success

SA Health Professions Council congratulates world’s first middle-ear transplant success

Professor Tshifularo is a registered practitioner of the HPCSA and has been an active member since 1989.
Motsoaledi salutes UP’s Prof. Tshifularo for pioneering 3D surgical procedure

Motsoaledi salutes UP’s Prof. Tshifularo for pioneering 3D surgical procedure

It uses 3D-printing technology to effectively replace the ossicles – smallest bones in the body – that make up the middle ear. 
SA professor pioneers 3D inner-ear surgery

SA professor pioneers 3D inner-ear surgery

The pioneering surgical procedure was developed by Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and his team at the University of Pretoria’s faculty of health.
North West wants armed guards at clinic in Klerksdorp

North West wants armed guards at clinic in Klerksdorp

Health professionals told a health department spokesperson they were fearing for their safety.
Delay in completing Sekhing community health centre unacceptable – official

Delay in completing Sekhing community health centre unacceptable – official

‘It cannot be correct that a facility that was supposed to be completed in two years has gone for eight years,’ says an MEC for health.
South Africa the least healthy country in the world, according to index

South Africa the least healthy country in the world, according to index

Low life expectancy, high alcohol use, and prevalent depression and diabetes are behind SA’s coming last.
New product set to eradicate malaria mosquitoes’ resistance

New product set to eradicate malaria mosquitoes’ resistance

In the past two years there has been a significant increase in malaria cases due to the insects becoming pesticide resistant.
R65m Hammanskraal clinic open at last

R65m Hammanskraal clinic open at last

Two other clinics in Hammanskraal are under construction.
Eastern Cape Cansa buys first mole analyser for skin cancer detection

Eastern Cape Cansa buys first mole analyser for skin cancer detection

This was made possible through the funds raised by the more than 13,000 people who participated in the 2018 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer.
Gauteng health department still in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patients

Gauteng health department still in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patients

Most of the patients who were recently found were at new addresses or were re-admitted to special mental health facilities.
The nitty-gritties of expired medication

The nitty-gritties of expired medication

Medication cannot simply be flushed down the toilet or thrown in the bin, and expired medication is not guaranteed to work.
Undocumented patients a strain on Johannesburg health system – Mashaba

Undocumented patients a strain on Johannesburg health system – Mashaba

‘The Constitution guarantees healthcare to all, however, we have limited resources,’ he says.
Yusuf Dadoo patients said to be suffering as staff protest against ‘nepotism’

Yusuf Dadoo patients said to be suffering as staff protest against ‘nepotism’

Service delivery at the facility is said to be grinding to a halt amid huge staff unhappiness at management.
Israeli scientists claim they will have ‘complete cure’ for cancer in a year

Israeli scientists claim they will have ‘complete cure’ for cancer in a year

Experts raised their concerns regarding the claims, with one dismissing them as ‘selling unicorns’.
Elderly, kids suffer as North West social services offices decay

Elderly, kids suffer as North West social services offices decay

Social services workers argue that their offices are a health hazard and have no work equipment.
How you pay for medical aid scams and fraud

How you pay for medical aid scams and fraud

Due to a staggering number of illegal activities, ‘medical aid schemes would soon be rendered unaffordable to most private healthcare consumers’.
SA Medical Association throws weight behind Caster Semenya

SA Medical Association throws weight behind Caster Semenya

Sama believes the science used by the IAAF to prop up its proposal to restrict female athletes’ testosterone levels is flawed.
Calm restored at North West hospital following intense protests

Calm restored at North West hospital following intense protests

Protests have been called off after a private investigator was appointed to look into the list of allegations against Witrand Hospital’s management.
Study finds potential new weapon in fight against malaria

Study finds potential new weapon in fight against malaria

For years, insecticide-soaked mosquito nets have helped dramatically lower malaria infections, but insecticide resistance has risen.
Keyhole in-utero blood transfusion procedure saves Durban ‘miracle baby’

Keyhole in-utero blood transfusion procedure saves Durban ‘miracle baby’

Mihle’s parents say that they regard their little boy as a miracle baby.
365 Esidimeni victims still not paid compensation

365 Esidimeni victims still not paid compensation

According to Makhura, a verification process has to be done for the remaining claimants as there are disputes over who should rightfully be paid each claim.
Kabane confirmed as CEO, registrar of Council for Medical Schemes

Kabane confirmed as CEO, registrar of Council for Medical Schemes

Earlier this month, the CMS suspended its head of investigations pending the outcome of a probe into allegations of corruption.
North West task team to probe Potch psychiatric hospital after protest

North West task team to probe Potch psychiatric hospital after protest

Workers downed tools demanding the removal of the facility’s CEO and that management stop ‘harassment and intimidation’ of employees.
Joburg targets 30,000 schoolgirls for HPV vaccine drive

Joburg targets 30,000 schoolgirls for HPV vaccine drive

The vaccine has been used in more than 130 countries globally.
Gauteng community health care workers reject contracts

Gauteng community health care workers reject contracts

R3,500 a month is not enough, says workers’ forum.

 

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