UK doctors say surgery successful in separation of twins joined at the head

16 July 2019, 1:45 PM
Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday.
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Fukushima operator aims to double visitors by Tokyo Olympics 2 February 2018, 6:41 AM

Fukushima’s nuclear power operator is hoping to double the number of visitors to its tsunami-ravaged facilities by 2020, seeking to use the Olympic spotlight to clean up the region’s image. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a tsunami barrelling into Japan’s northeast coast, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing and […]

Cape Town puts up first desalination plant 1 February 2018, 4:58 PM

Construction has begun on the City of Cape Town's first desalination plant in Strandfontein near Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town

Limpopo doctors embark on strike over non-payment of salaries 1 February 2018, 4:15 PM

Doctors affiliated to SAMA have accused the Limpopo Health department for non-payment of salaries.

Rare sight of “super blue blood moon” observed across China 1 February 2018, 6:17 AM

A rare celestial trifecta “super blue blood moon” was observed across China on Wednesday night, the first time the phenomenon has been seen in 152 years. According to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the full moon is special for three reasons: It’s the third in a series of “supermoons”, when the moon […]

Poultry farmers urged to exercise caution to avert bird flu outbreak 31 January 2018, 9:04 PM

The Western Cape Agriculture Department has appealed to poultry farmers to continue to exercise caution to avert another bird flu outbreak.

Response team in bid to contain Listeriosis spread 31 January 2018, 2:50 PM

Free State Health MEC Butana Komphela says they have activated an outbreak response team in a bid to contain the spread of listeriosis.

Although the Western Cape Province has been the most spoken about in terms of water shortage, the drought is a national problem.
Water crisis is a national problem: Ratau 31 January 2018, 10:58 AM

Department of Water and Sanitations spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau says the focus has been on the Western Cape because the situation there is dire and there has been some form of recovery in other provinces of the water resources.

Cape Town residents are preparing for Day Zero when the taps are expected to run dry.
Zille to meet school principals over Day Zero 31 January 2018, 6:34 AM

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille is on Wednesday expected to meet with school principals to discuss emergency plans in the event of Day Zero, now set for April the 16th, amid the crippling drought in province.

Water crisis dire in other provinces, not just Western Cape 30 January 2018, 6:23 PM

As Cape Town draws closer to what the provincial government has labelled Day Zero, the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation has warned that the Western Cape is not the only province in trouble.

Vaping may raise cancer risk: Study 30 January 2018, 5:40 PM

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found.

Groote Schuur hospital allays fears over fungal disease 30 January 2018, 10:54 AM

The Department of Infectious Diseases at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town has cautioned the public not to panic over the fungal disease known as Emergomyces Africanus.

The men were found guilty of rhino poaching and the possession of illegal firearms.
Four men get 30 years for rhino poaching 30 January 2018, 10:52 AM

The Empangeni Magistrates Court in northern KwaZulu-Natal has sentenced four men who were arrested in connection with rhino poaching, to 30 years behind bars.

Those younger than 35 who followed a so-called "Mediterranean" diet for six months before IVF, were more likely to have a healthy baby.
‘Mediterranean’ diet may boost IVF chances: Study 30 January 2018, 6:51 AM

Women who follow a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and olive oil may stand a better chance of falling pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), researchers said Tuesday.

Mokonyane summoned to Parliament over drought crisis 30 January 2018, 6:06 AM

The DA says Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane has been summoned to Parliament to brief members as well as all South Africans on her department's interventions to resolve the drought crisis in the country.

Experts call for calm amid fungal breakout 29 January 2018, 8:38 PM

Experts say there is no need to panic over the fungal disease known as Emergomyces Africanus initially detected in the Western Cape. The department of Infectious diseases at Groote Schuur hospital says while the fungal disease may be deadly, it mainly affects a severely compromised immune system. For now experts believe that the disease is […]

Unhealthy lifestyles put strain on public healthcare: Zille 29 January 2018, 2:28 PM

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has called on members of the public to avoid preventable diseases which she says are caused by an unhealthy life styles.

Water and Sanitation Department working on Cape drought 29 January 2018, 8:10 AM

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it's important to consider all strategies to obtain additional water.

Rea Fola campaign seeks to improve healthcare in N. Cape 28 January 2018, 5:31 PM

A Northern Cape Mining Trust has partnered with the health department to roll-out health services to poor communities.

Day Zero can be avoided, says Mokonyane 28 January 2018, 1:07 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is addressing the Cape Town Press Club on the current water crisis in the Western Cape.

WATCH: Cape Town City briefing on water crisis 28 January 2018, 10:48 AM

The Disaster Management team is briefing the media on the water crisis in the Western Cape.

Large amount of dagga seized by Durban cops 28 January 2018, 8:03 AM

Police in Durban have confiscated dagga worth over R400,000 and arrested three people, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday. Provincial drug unit members were on crime prevention duties when they received information about drugs at Newlands West at about 6am on Saturday morning, Captain Nqobile Gwala said. “The members intensified their operation and identified the said […]

Durban provides help for dry Cape Town 27 January 2018, 3:24 PM

As Cape Town braces itself for "Day Zero"- the day when the taps will run dry - some communities in Durban are rallying together to make a difference in the name of Ubuntu.

Day Zero can still be avoided: JP Smith 27 January 2018, 3:18 PM

The City of Cape Town has warned that it will not be easy to manage anticipated long queues at about 200 water collection points around the city when taps run dry on the 12th of April.

The vessel is responsible for housing the EAF-Nansen programme that supports African countries to manage their fisheries industries in a sustainable way.
Hi-tech ship in Durban to support fisheries industries 27 January 2018, 10:40 AM

The Port of Durban has welcomed the world's most technologically advanced marine research vessel, The Doctor Fridtjof Nansen.

Wet weekend for Gauteng 27 January 2018, 10:06 AM

Gauteng residents can expect showers and thundershowers in the province this weekend.

Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency 27 January 2018, 8:16 AM

The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81 000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters, the disaster agency said on Friday. Mount Mayon in central Albay province remained at alert level 4, a notch below the highest level, as it continued […]

Worms in water spark protest shutting down primary school 26 January 2018, 4:32 PM

Water is an essential driving force of life and a basic human right but not all South Africans have access to the clear liquid gold. In Durban Deep on the Westrand of Johannesburg, parents have become so frustrated at the lack of clean water for their children that they have resorted to vandalism. On Thursday, protesters […]

NMB Metro considers introducing water tariffs 26 January 2018, 3:37 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Metro might be forced to increase the water tariffs to control the high volume of water usage if the water situation deteriorates. Executive Mayor Athol Trollip, along with municipality officials and various religious leaders, visited one of the Churchill supply dams outside Humansdorp to pray for rain. “The Metro’s dams […]

Rhino poaching decreases: Minister 26 January 2018, 8:34 AM

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says government's strategy to combat rhino poaching has contributed to the decrease in the illegal trade.

100 years after ‘Spanish flu’, new global pandemics are feared 26 January 2018, 7:30 AM

Ebola, zika, SARS: a century after the "Spanish flu" killed 50 million people, humanity now risks a new wave of deadly diseases, and in today's globalised world another such pandemic may be unavoidable, experts warned at the Davos summit this week.