Bongani Mayosi, head of the department of medicine at the University of Cape Town, explains the shortfall in government spending for health research and suggests how the problem can be corrected.
Every day, news headlines feature stories about incidents of rape and sexual assault in communities across the country. Although rape is incredibly prevalent, many offences go unreported.
July is Mental Illness Awareness Month and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is encouraging people to seek help.
More seniors, chronic illnesses, and tighter budgets will add up to mounting pressure on health services in the coming years — but this might not be cause for alarm.
Auti-Sim, a game currently available for free online, was created by a developer, designer, and early childhood educator in Vancouver. Set in a virtual playground, the game allows users to see and feel what childhood play is like for someone with the hypersensitive hearing that can result from autism.
With her blond hair shimmering in the sun as she watched ferries sail by, the 27-year-old showed no sign of the mood swings and depression that have plagued her mind for much of her life.
In Vancouver, it is estimated that over 100,000 people don’t have a family doctor and about 24,000 are actively looking for one, according to the Vancouver Division of Family Practice.
“We’ve been shouldering this for quite a long time and it’s pretty hard,” said Zhang. “We were hoping the landlord [would] come up with a solution so we could help each other, we could stay with more reasonable rent.”“It’s not happening and so we have to find a lower-rent place.”
iNotForProfit provides organizations with a customizable smartphone app they can use to promote their causes by integrating their online activities — everything from tweets to donation forms — into one mobile hub.
A community group in Vancouver’s West End is confident that it will be able to launch a new program to provide healthy meals for young people — residents who until now have received far less attention than the area’s low-income seniors.
Death isn’t a typical topic of conversation at the dinner table for most families. But in the event a person is nearing death and can no longer voice their wishes, their family is often left guessing what their loved one’s wishes would be.
The fire that started in a dairy barn at 1636 Lobsinger Line the evening of July 12 consumed the barn, some cattle and killed two-year-old Steven Martin. The cause of the blaze was unclear and the boy’s body was never found.
A series of thunderstorms passed through the region late Saturday night but one storm cell in particular caused a downburst over an isolated area of the city just before midnight.
Trapped in a friend’s home watching the constant downpour, Adam Vuylsteke didn’t expect his getaway from Guelph would look quite like this.
Flooding in southern Alberta that occurred in 2005 was then considered a one-in-100-years disaster, yet the heavy rains this week that have led to flooding in Banff, Canmore, Calgary and south toward Lethbridge have caused more widespread damage than the previous event.
A two-year-old boy was missing as fire crews battled a barn fire Friday evening on Lobsinger Line.
The normally quiet streets of an uptown neighbourhood were transformed into a series of concert venues enticing people to get outside and connect with their community.
The body of the 28-year-old Elmira woman was discovered in the Grand River near the Walter Bean trail off Riverbend Drive. A group of teens swimming in the river alerted police after seeing something suspicious in the water around 4 p.m. Friday.
The body of Erin Howlett was recovered from the river near the Walter Bean Trail next to Riverbend Drive in Kitchener by Waterloo Regional Police on Friday after teens swimming in the river reported something suspicious in the water, police confirmed Sunday.