Health – IndAfrica https://www.indafrica.com Africa's most vibrant news Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:52:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://i0.wp.com/www.indafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/WebLOgo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Health – IndAfrica https://www.indafrica.com 32 32 175460847 Video evidence showing Covid was developed from a lab https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/21/video-evidence-showing-covid-was-developed-from-a-lab/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/21/video-evidence-showing-covid-was-developed-from-a-lab/#respond Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:52:11 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/21/video-evidence-showing-covid-was-developed-from-a-lab/ While the world is in a mess with the Coronavirus pandemic and so many conspiracy theories have been spread surrounding the novel virus. A video has surfaced with evidence that Covid-19 is a man made virus and was made in a laboratory in wuhan china. According to the researchers in the video those who funded […]]]>

While the world is in a mess with the Coronavirus pandemic and so many conspiracy theories have been spread surrounding the novel virus.

A video has surfaced with evidence that Covid-19 is a man made virus and was made in a laboratory in wuhan china.

According to the researchers in the video those who funded the chinese laboratory and those who took part in developing the virus will penalized and have to pay.

Rand Paul grills Dr. Anthony Fauci about research in Wuhan: “All of the evidence is pointing that it came from the lab and there will be responsibility for those who funded the lab, including yourself.” https://t.co/2NnqDTg4bL

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He died 48 hours after taking the Covid vaccine https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/21/he-died-48-hours-after-taking-the-covid-vaccine/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/21/he-died-48-hours-after-taking-the-covid-vaccine/#respond Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:14:05 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/21/he-died-48-hours-after-taking-the-covid-vaccine/ Ever since the Covid-19 Vaccine was discovered, tested and distributed to countries, every country is racing to get its population vaccinated so that things could get back to normal, and so is South Africa. The vaccine rollout in the country started earlier this year, The phasing of the rollout was done according to age. Elderly […]]]>

Ever since the Covid-19 Vaccine was discovered, tested and distributed to countries, every country is racing to get its population vaccinated so that things could get back to normal, and so is South Africa.

The vaccine rollout in the country started earlier this year, The phasing of the rollout was done according to age.

Elderly people who are over the age of 60, were prioritized in getting vaccinated.

Soon after, another age (40-49) group was phased into the rollout, it wasn’t long until people who are over the age of 35 were allowed to register to get vaccinated.

Many jumped at the opportunity to get registered for the vaccine and got vaccinated over the weekend.

A Twitter user named @siyafrica was one of the people who was also vaccinated this past weekend, he shared on social media that he had taken the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

He even went on to encourage other over 35s to get the jab.

48 hours after taking the vaccine, He shared that the 48 hours were hell, He had been experiencing some uncomfortable side effects.

A close friend to him shared a post on her Twitter page, it was the sad news that Siya had unfortunately passed away. Further mentioned that he had so many plans and will be missed.

May His Soul Rest In Peace

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59 Eastern Cape health workers hospitalized after vaccination https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/16/59-eastern-cape-health-workers-hospitalized-after-vaccination/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/16/59-eastern-cape-health-workers-hospitalized-after-vaccination/#respond Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:40:31 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/16/59-eastern-cape-health-workers-hospitalized-after-vaccination/ A total of 59 health workers in the Eastern Cape, who had been vaccinated, have been admitted to hospitals in the province after testing positive for Covid-19. According to the latest epidemiology report from the Eastern Cape health department, of those admitted, 33 were in hospitals and clinics in the Nelson Mandela Bay region. The […]]]>

A total of 59 health workers in the Eastern Cape, who had been vaccinated, have been admitted to hospitals in the province after testing positive for Covid-19.

According to the latest epidemiology report from the Eastern Cape health department, of those admitted, 33 were in hospitals and clinics in the Nelson Mandela Bay region.

The Eastern Cape health department said it was imperative for the public to know that the vaccine was not meant to cure Covid-19, but to prevent severe illness and death from the virus.

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Covid-19 bodies piling up https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/07/covid-19-bodies-piling-up/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/07/covid-19-bodies-piling-up/#respond Wed, 07 Jul 2021 05:58:18 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/07/07/covid-19-bodies-pilling-up/ THE bodies of the dead are piling up. Owners of mortuaries say they’re seeing a huge increase in corpses coming into their facilities due to Covid-19. While some mortuaries have increased storage capacity, others are struggling to deal with the situation. Martin Brits of the Mosaic Funeral Group in Germiston, Ekurhuleni, described the situation as […]]]>

THE bodies of the dead are piling up.
Owners of mortuaries say they’re seeing a huge increase in corpses coming into their facilities due to Covid-19.

While some mortuaries have increased storage capacity, others are struggling to deal with the situation.

Martin Brits of the Mosaic Funeral Group in Germiston, Ekurhuleni, described the situation as crazy.

“I’ve increased my storage capacity but it’s still not enough. I’m over full capacity and people continue to die,” he said.

“I have four family members who died days apart due to Covid-19. I urge people to stay safe and follow the safety regulations.”

Collinge Funeral Directors’ Nina Collinge said the company used to handle 30 bodies a day, but the number had increased to 70.

“We work seven days a week and knock off at night. We’re overworked and exhausted. We feel like robots.

“I’ve increased my storage facility and now have three fridges, each storing 16 bodies. But it’s still not enough. I’ve been in this industry for 30 years and things have never been this bad,” she said.

According to Funeral Industry Reformed Association spokesman Johan Rousseau, some private mortuaries were forced to pay state parlours to store bodies.

“There are no measures in place to help our industry. We hear about hospitals and Home Affairs, but nothing is being said about us.”

Rousseau said they had been trying to engage government on the matter for more than 10 years now.

He said they requested that more facilities be built to store bodies at times like these.

“What makes matters worse is that people are not working and can’t afford to bury their loved ones. The bodies are left in the mortuary for a long time,” he said.

Rousseau said Gauteng and the Western Cape were the worst affected.

“Some funeral parlours are conducting over 50 burials in one week. Bodies are piling up. Some are not equipped to deal with this. We have had cases where staff members became infected as they didn’t have PPE and ventilators.”

On Tuesday, 8 105 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised in the public sector in Gauteng and 5 400 to private facilities.

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Video: Min of Health officials caught burying empty coffin to increase Covid death numbers https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/28/video-min-of-health-officials-caught-burying-empty-coffin-to-increase-covid-death-numbers/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/28/video-min-of-health-officials-caught-burying-empty-coffin-to-increase-covid-death-numbers/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2021 10:00:03 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/28/video-min-of-health-officials-caught-burying-empty-coffin-to-increase-covid-death-numbers/ In a rather shocking and embarrassing development for the Africam continent officials from the Ugandan Ministry of health were caught red handed burying an empty coffin. In the video that has since made rounds on social media a group of Ugandans gathered around 8 Ministry of Health officials who were in the process of burying […]]]>

In a rather shocking and embarrassing development for the Africam continent officials from the Ugandan Ministry of health were caught red handed burying an empty coffin.

In the video that has since made rounds on social media a group of Ugandans gathered around 8 Ministry of Health officials who were in the process of burying an empty coffin in the name of Covid deaths.

The large group of people which clearly out numbered the few officials forced them to open the casket which clearly had no body in it.

This comes shortly after the African Union declared that the Covid-19 third wave was upon the face of tje continent and more deaths were to be expected.

Why are they lying to people? Give your opinion in the comments section.

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Stricter lockdown for South Africa? https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/25/stricter-lockdown-for-south-africa/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/25/stricter-lockdown-for-south-africa/#respond Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:59:27 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/25/stricter-lockdown-for-south-africa/ THE Covid-19 numbers in Gauteng are spiraling out of control. There were 17 000 infections nationally on Monday, 21 June and a little more than 10 000 of those cases were in Gauteng. During a provincial command council briefing, chairwoman of the Premier’s advisory committee, Dr Mary Kawonga, said tighter restrictions were needed as the […]]]>

THE Covid-19 numbers in Gauteng are spiraling out of control.

There were 17 000 infections nationally on Monday, 21 June and a little more than 10 000 of those cases were in Gauteng.

During a provincial command council briefing, chairwoman of the Premier’s advisory committee, Dr Mary Kawonga, said tighter restrictions were needed as the province had entered the third wave, with the peak expected in July.

“We need tighter restrictions, government imposed (restrictions) and non-pharmaceutical interventions.

“It’s quite clear alert level 1 measures didn’t work. We’ve moved to alert level 3 and haven’t seen any impact yet. However, we usually wait two weeks before seeing the visible effects of alert level 3,” said Kawonga.

As hard lockdown left many businesses crippled and people jobless, Kawonga said there should be a balance when placing tough restrictions.

“The recommendation we made to the council and the premier is that level 5 is way too stringent and will have a disastrous effect on the economy and people’s livelihoods,” she said.

She said the cases didn’t fall from the sky but emanated from people’s behaviour as they failed to practise social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding crowded spaces. Kawonga said there should be a balance with the alcohol restrictions.

“There might be a need to ban alcohol over the weekend or things over the weekend,” she said.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura also expressed concern over the recent numbers.

“These numbers may just keep shooting up unless something is done,” he said.

Some parts of the closed Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, which were not affected by the fire, may be opened soon.

“Bringing back Charlotte Maxeke will not solve the problem but will bring relief (to other burdened hospitals),” he said.

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Gauteng teachers receive wrong Covid-19 Vaccine https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/24/gauteng-teachers-receive-wrong-covid-19-vaccine/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/24/gauteng-teachers-receive-wrong-covid-19-vaccine/#respond Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:39:19 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/24/gauteng-teachers-receive-wrong-covid-19-vaccine/ A vaccination site in Gauteng has already experienced a mishap after it received incorrect Covid-19 jabs. This come as the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine for educators and support staff began nationally on Wednesday. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirmed that the wrong vaccine doses were delivered at one of the province’s sites. Lesufi was […]]]>

A vaccination site in Gauteng has already experienced a mishap after it received incorrect Covid-19 jabs.

This come as the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine for educators and support staff began nationally on Wednesday.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirmed that the wrong vaccine doses were delivered at one of the province’s sites.

Lesufi was speaking to the media after getting vaccinated in Tembisa.
He says the Pfizer vaccine was delivered at a site meant for education staff instead of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“There’s an area in the south where they are assisting the over 60s and they are using Pfizer for that purpose.

“Unfortunately, there was a communication breakdown, [and] the same Pfizer was taken to a site where they are vaccinating educators.

“That confusion has been attended to. I think it will be rectified if it has not been rectified already,” explains Lesufi.

Lesufi hopes that the inoculation of teachers will be done within the prescribed time frames.

“This is the beginning of something that will assist us to start to reduce that timeline. I’m grateful to the minister for taking this initiative to include the educators.

“I said to the team, let’s do it according to the timeline they have given us. People are waiting in the queue so as the education sector we can not delay that queue. I’m relieved that we are starting.”

SA’s Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing hub will take years to materialise: Expert

Over 125 000 teachers and school staff are expected to receive their Covid-19 vaccines around Gauteng.
Last week, South Africa received 300 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and more doses are expected to arrive in the country.

South Africa is currently in phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out targeting people over the age of 60 as well as frontline workers.

It started with the vaccination of healthcare workers earlier this year.
The last phase will see the rest of the population – individuals over 18 years of age – taking the vaccine.
South Africa is in the third wave of Covid-19 infections.

A total of 46 893 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and 11 093 new cases have been reported.
This represents a positivity rate of 23.7%.

A further 297 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 092 to date.

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Scientists reveal how long tlof tlof should last https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/21/scientists-reveal-how-long-tlof-tlof-should-last/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/21/scientists-reveal-how-long-tlof-tlof-should-last/#respond Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:21:31 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/06/21/scientists-reveal-how-long-tlof-tlof-should-last/ IF you’ve ever visited a theme park, you would understand that going on various rides is the order of the occasion. Whether you go on the crazy and adrenaline pumping or simple but fun rides, the important thing is to go on and have fun. But the sad reality is that the ride has to […]]]>

IF you’ve ever visited a theme park, you would understand that going on various rides is the order of the occasion.

Whether you go on the crazy and adrenaline pumping or simple but fun rides, the important thing is to go on and have fun. But the sad reality is that the ride has to eventually come to an end.

After the fun and loud screams, you sadly have to get off. But, how long would you like that joy ride to last?

And similar to the above analogy, how long should the sex ride last for?

According to fatherly.com, one study surveyed sex therapists, specifically regarding how long vaginal intercourse should last before ejaculation.

According to the study, one to two minutes was too short, three to seven adequate, eight to 13 desirable and anything from 10 to 30 considered too long.

But recently, some not-so-scientific data collected by sauceydates.com indicated that men and women thought sex should last for 25 minutes.

Furthermore, Medical News Today magazine said the ideal time was anything from 33 seconds to 44 minutes, with the average session taking 5,4 minutes.

So, how long is your ride?

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See new covid-19 effects causing tongue to swell https://www.indafrica.com/2021/05/26/see-new-covid-19-effects-causing-tongue-to-swell/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/05/26/see-new-covid-19-effects-causing-tongue-to-swell/#respond Wed, 26 May 2021 16:23:03 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/05/26/see-new-covid-19-effects-causing-tongue-to-swell/ Doctors have discovered some COVID-19 patients are developing Macroglossia, a condition where someone’s tongue is inflamed and begins to swell so much they can not speak or eat. Dr. James Melville, one of the top researchers of the condition, is aware of nine cases where a COVID-19 patient developed the condition. ‘It’s actually a relatively […]]]>

Doctors have discovered some COVID-19 patients are developing Macroglossia, a condition where someone’s tongue is inflamed and begins to swell so much they can not speak or eat.

Dr. James Melville, one of the top researchers of the condition, is aware of nine cases where a COVID-19 patient developed the condition.

‘It’s actually a relatively common condition, but not to the degree of those patients. Those are what we consider massive or giant macroglossia and those are extremely rare,’ he said.

One of the patients he treated, Anthony Jones, woke up after surviving the critical case of COVID-19 that left him on a ventilator with his tongue swollen more than its normal size.

He has finally recovered, but Dr. Melville and other doctors remain perplexed over what might cause the rare complication.

Dr. Melville treated the first two cases of COVID-related macroglossia early in the pandemic last year. According to Daily Mail, there have been seven new cases of the condition related to COVID-19 since then, with each being the rare, massive version of the condition.

One case was that of Anthony Jones, a Houston man who developed the condition after being hospitalized with the virus. Jones had to use a ventilator in order to handle the virus, and when he woke up after treatment, his tongue was so swollen that he could not speak or eat.

Dr. Melville had to perform surgery to reduce the massive size of Jones’s tongue and alleviate the inflammation.

The operation was a success, but how Jones became inflicted with massive macroglossia is still unknown to doctors. Dr. Melville believes the inflammation is caused for the same reasons that other organs in someone’s body may become inflamed and swell after contracting the virus.

There are reports that some have had their hearts, or other organs, enlarge after contracting the virus.

‘We were noticing similar histological features with our COVID positive patients with other organs they were doing autopsies on, so say kidneys or lungs or heart,’ he said.

‘I think the [cases] we’re finding, and histology is proving that COVID may be causing, are a more exaggerated inflammatory reaction in the tongue, which might be causing the tongue to get bigger, but that’s all the research work that I’m doing trying to prove that.’

Typical causes of macroglossia include strokes, and laying in a prone position for a long time, as Jones was when he was in the hospital.

He believed that it was possible that patients who needed a ventilator to breathe when in the hospital with COVID-19 were sometimes turned over to their stomach to help them breathe easier.

Dr. Melville is working to find what other factors contributed to causing the tongue swelling.

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Meet woman with two V*#ginas… You won’t believe your eyes https://www.indafrica.com/2021/05/16/meet-woman-with-two-vginas-you-wont-believe-your-eyes/ https://www.indafrica.com/2021/05/16/meet-woman-with-two-vginas-you-wont-believe-your-eyes/#respond Sun, 16 May 2021 06:53:17 +0000 https://www.indafrica.com/2021/05/16/meet-woman-with-two-vginas-you-wont-believe-your-eyes/ Meet Elizabeth Amoaa, the Ghanaian lady born with two v*ginal canals, two wombs and two cervixes! In 2003, Elizabeth moved from Ghana to the UK where she was diagnosed with fibroids, non-cancerous growths on the wall of her uterus, and was told that conceiving a child would be difficult. Meantime, her period symptoms only worsened […]]]>

Meet Elizabeth Amoaa, the Ghanaian lady born with two v*ginal canals, two wombs and two cervixes!

In 2003, Elizabeth moved from Ghana to the UK where she was diagnosed with fibroids, non-cancerous growths on the wall of her uterus, and was told that conceiving a child would be difficult.

Meantime, her period symptoms only worsened and the pain became unbearable, leading to seizures and nose bleeds.

S*x as well was extremely painful for her as had been since she turned 18.

In 2010, she defied the odds and became pregnant. During regular checks, doctors will sometimes scan and see the baby and other times they’d not, and then they’d see again.

Her miraculous pregnancy and the inconsistent scans were hints to an abnormality – Elizabeth had two wombs. The baby was in one.

Another hint was that Elizabeth continued seeing her period during pregnancy. Mistakenly, doctors kept attributing it to fibroids which to them was ‘growing with the child’–that was later born prematurely.

It was only later in 2015 (5 years after the birth of her daughter) that she was diagnosed with uterus didelphys.

In fact, she was born with two cervixes, two v*ginas and two wombs – a left one affected by fibroid (as seen by the doctors earlier) and a safe right one (where the baby was).

After her diagnosis, doctors told her having a second child would be risky. She agreed to have histerosalpingogram (insertion of dye into a womb 3 times over six months).

Eventually , she took in again in 2016 but the pregnancy had to be terminated as it almost cost her life.

That year, she was diagnosed with endometriosis, and in 2018, she was diagnosed with ovarian cysts.

Today, Elizabeth Amoaa, 37, is a wife, a mother of one and a women reproductive health advocate; she runs her own foundation called Speciallady. Her aim is to raise awareness on female gynecological health and menstrual hygiene.

She said: “I always say that Speciallady is my second baby. I want to be the voice of the voiceless for every woman out there who is going through symptoms like what I went through. My condition means that I am high risk of cervical cancer or ovarian cancer, so I decided I wanted to live out my dreams.”

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