Ordinary breathing, not coughing, behind most TB transmission, say UCT researchers

Scientists have cast doubt on the long-held belief that coughing is the main means of spreading tuberculosis

Discovery warns of a pandemic of mental illness in wake of Covid-19 disruptions

Rise of 16% in psychology-related claims as pandemic triggers a surge in anxiety and depression

Medicines regulator shoots down Sputnik vaccine emergency-use bid

The SA medicines regulator is concerned the jab may increase the risk of men becoming infected with HIV

Children aged 12-17 set to get coronavirus vaccinations, Phaahla

Health minister says the department is monitoring ‘short-lived cases’ of transient myocarditis

Russia to seek approval for Sputnik Light in SA

Single shot is 70% effective against Delta variant three months after vaccination and could be a useful universal booster

Discovery Vitality launches a tool to forecast ‘healthspan’

Calculator can forecast a person’s lifespan, and how many of these years will be spent in good health

MSD to seek regulatory approval for its Covid-19 pill in SA

If approved, molnupiravir would be the first treatment at-risk patients could take at home

Covid-19 jabs protect Cape older adults

People who were fully immunised against coronavirus were 4.3 times less likely to die from Covid-19 than the unvaccinated

Covid-19 vaccination e-certificates ‘not fake’ but website not yet launched

Health department spokesperson Foster Mohale says it is not fake, but merely premature

Mediclinic and Life Healthcare join trend of mandating jabs for staff

Private hospitals join a growing number of JSE-listed companies insisting staff get vaccinated

How medical schemes’ R20bn cash pile benefits members

The unexpected surplus enabled schemes to defer contribution increases or levy smaller-than-usual price hikes for 2021

Developers running final tests on SA’s digital vaccination certificate system

Covid-19 jab details will be linked to the Electronic Vaccination Data System and individuals will get a scannable QR code via SMS or e-mail

Thailand opens its borders to SA visitors

Thailand has lifted its Covid-19 travel ban on all countries, including SA, as of Friday.

SA needs a culture of accountability, says auditor-general

Professionals, accountants and auditors serve in the public interest within this accountability ecosystem

WATCH: Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation

The address comes only days after the National Institute of Communicable Diseases declared the end of the third wave

Digital Vibes: six more health officials suspended

The new suspensions brings the total number of health department staff that will be out of circulation to seven

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