Mines have to cut coal dust in US

2014-04-24 18:03

The Obama administration says it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.

Novartis sees net profit jump

2014-04-24 11:39

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has posted a jump in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by the sale of a blood transfusion diagnostics unit.

Every kid should see this child abuse video

2014-04-24 09:46

Would you feel comfortable showing your child this cartoon?

Man among 1st in US to get bionic eye

2014-04-23 21:07

Thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye", Roger Pontz has regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

Every kid can learn from this video on child abuse

2014-04-23 12:18

Watch this cartoon designed to teach your child about the dangers of child abuse.

Novartis and GSK trade assets

2014-04-23 11:09

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to trade more than $20bn worth of assets to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones.

Nura meets the elephants

2014-04-22 13:00

Spending time with elephants was a profoundly calming experience for this special needs child.

Drinking wine might be better for you than abstaining

2014-04-22 11:00

Scientist says drinking 3 - 4 glasses of wine a day gives better health benefits than abstaining.

Crisis looms at Bloemfontein academic hospital

2014-04-20 09:11

The exodus of doctors and medical specialists from the Universitas Academic Hospital in Bloemfontein has reached crisis point, with many blaming the hospital’s chief executive, a report says.

100+ kids dead in Vietnam measles outbreak

2014-04-18 10:03

At least 112 children have died of measles in Vietnam , a report says, adding that a number of vaccination scandals over the past year have discouraged parents from having their kids vaccinated.

GSK battling to build new sales model

2014-04-17 15:45

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline - hit by bribery claims in five countries - is to employ hundreds more doctors as it seeks to build a new sales model.

Sick child ‘Iron Max’, gets his flying wish

2014-04-17 10:47

Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly.

For kids, moving can be mentally tough

2014-04-16 19:20

Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new US study.

Sick child ‘Iron Max’, gets his flying wish

2014-04-16 13:56

Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly like his superhero Iron Man.

Mali remains 'free' of deadly Ebola epidemic

2014-04-16 09:25

Mali says it is clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind at least 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.

10 fabulous things we take for granted

2014-04-16 05:00

Just how different would your life have been if you had to live without these 10 things? A century ago everyone had to.

Study: A snack may save your marriage

2014-04-15 13:37

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

2014-04-15 07:49

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

Less conflict at home when dad quits drinking

2014-04-14 16:21

After alcoholic men sought treatment for their addiction, conflict levels in their homes fell close to those of comparison families.

US gets to grips with feral cats

2014-04-14 08:35

Coast to coast, the Humane Society in the US estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, as various organisations call for the cats to be neutered.

'Sun Pharma can nurse Ranbaxy to health'

2014-04-13 11:35

Investors are confident that Sun Pharma's $3.2bn purchase of rival Ranbaxy is a great deal, banking on Sun's history of nursing ailing companies back to health.

Ebola outbreak: Guineans in shock

2014-04-11 13:19

An Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 100 people in Guinea has left communities asking why the disease has attacked their country.


AstraZeneca seeking deals

2014-04-24 14:50

AstraZeneca, the British drugs giant, would not be drawn over reports it faces a mega takeover bid from Pfizer, alongside news that its profits had halved.

AstraZeneca profits dive

2014-04-24 11:30

British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a halving of net profits in the first quarter, following the loss of exclusivity for key drugs.

Beginners guide to putting yourself first

2014-04-24 09:00

After being the one who has constantly put others' needs before her own, this reader has finally decided to take a stand to be more assertive.

Chairperson apologises for cancer water pollutant

2014-04-23 13:16

The chairperson of the Chinese unit of Veolia Environment has apologised to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was found in tap water supplied by the company.

Are you too polite for your own good?

2014-04-23 11:30

You shake hands, you clean your plate and have a final drink to make others happy. But could this be making you ill?

SA’s 7 top challenges in the next 20 years

2014-04-23 09:49

South Africa has made massive strides to improve the lives of millions of citizens but there are seven key challenges the country must tackle in the next 20 years.

Shares in EU drugmakers jump

2014-04-22 15:00

Shares in European drugmakers received a shot in the arm amid a flurry of activity.

Novartis and GSK in deal to alter drug trade

2014-04-22 12:27

Swiss drugmaker Novartis is transforming its business by exchanging certain assets with GlaxoSmithKline and divesting its animal health business to Eli Lilly

Racism linked to obesity - study

2014-04-20 20:50

Ever wonder why some some black women are heavier than their white counterparts? Well, new ­research suggests that it’s because they experience racism more often.

Moms who work part-time win!

2014-04-19 11:00

Moms who work part-time are more likely to have healthier children than those who work full-time or who are not in the workforce.

Formerly conjoined twins leave hospital

2014-04-17 17:34

Twin boys who were born conjoined have been released from the Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth.

Sick child gets his flying wish

2014-04-17 15:43

Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly like his superhero Iron Man.

Derby-Lewis has terminal lung cancer - wife

2014-04-17 13:53

Convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, his wife Gaye says.

5 things that are damaging your skin right now

2014-04-17 09:30

Wrinkles, early ageing and scarring are just some of the things that can go wrong when you expose your skin to these elements and products.

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

2014-04-17 07:36

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain – evidence that the disease didn’t spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists say.

How your body will age

2014-04-16 16:31

Yes, your body will deteriorate with age. Here are the basics of what to look out for, and some hints on how to slow the process.

Sick child ‘Iron Max’, gets his flying wish

2014-04-16 13:44

Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly like his superhero Iron Man.

France says no to modified maize

2014-04-16 08:35

France's has adopted a law prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

2014-04-15 13:53

Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials say.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

2014-04-15 11:41

The World Health Organisation says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.

Japan kills 112 000 chickens due to bird flu

2014-04-15 07:34

Japan has finished slaughtering 112 000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to contain the outbreak.

GSK faces criminal bribery probe

2014-04-14 12:16

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its lung drug Seretide.

Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.

Doctors' people skills affect patients' health

2014-04-11 15:55

A review found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared better in their efforts to lose weight, lower their blood pressure or manage pain.

Aid groups on emergency footing against Ebola

2014-04-11 10:38

International aid organisations have launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus.

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