ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Sick turned away from hospitals as Kenyan doctors' strike continues

2016-12-07 17:10

Sick Kenyans have been turned away from hospitals and patients left stranded in their wards as a crippling strike by doctors and nurses demanding pay rises continues.

A woman is never too old for a mammogram

2016-12-07 11:56

An analysis of millions of mammograms over a seven-year period suggests that the benefit of having a mammogram continues up until age 90.

Keeping minors from tanning beds can save many lives

2016-12-07 10:41

Indoor tanning exposes people to ultraviolet radiation, a major risk factor for skin cancer – and using indoor tanning before age 35 increases melanoma risk.

When should you see a psychologist?

2016-12-07 08:21

According to The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) 22 people commit suicide every day – so it is important to know when you need to consult a professional.

It could have been handled better - Makhura on psychiatric patients' deaths

2016-12-06 16:03

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has assured the families of psychiatric patients, who died while in the care of the provincial health system, that justice will prevail.

When your penis is leaking 'semen'

2016-12-06 12:03

What happens when you experience incontinence of a different kind: Excessive amounts of seminal fluid?

Just 1 cigarette a day can be deadly

2016-12-06 11:01

According to a new study there's no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and stopping smoking benefits all smokers, regardless of how few cigarettes they smoke.

When men tackle mother and child health: lessons from Malawi

2016-12-06 10:01

A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.

Motsoaledi reaffirms passion for NHI amid criticism from Cosatu

2016-12-06 08:48

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the National Health Insurance programme and has vowed to see its implementation through at all costs.

Another step closer to artificial blood

2016-12-05 15:41

An artificial red blood cell has been created that absorbs oxygen in the lungs and delivers it to tissues throughout the body.

 

Increasing numbers of older Americans using pot

2016-12-07 14:50

Traditionally researchers worried about the potential effects of marijuana on teens, but nowadays the focus is on their grandparents.

Global cancer rates up more than one-third in past decade

2016-12-07 11:07

According to a new study the rise in cancer cases is mainly due to population ageing and growth, along with changes in age-specific cancer rates.

4-year-old 'abandoned' in Kenyan hospital amid strike

2016-12-07 10:06

A 4-year-old child has been abandoned and left in the care of cleaners at a Kenyan hospital, as doctors and nurses continue with a nationwide strike over pay rise, a report says.

EXPOSED: Coca-Cola bankrolls IRR research on sugary tax in SA

2016-12-07 07:49

The Coca-Cola Company has funded research by respected think tank the SA Institute for Race Relations on taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, Fin24 can reveal.

Eat right, sleep tight

2016-12-06 14:23

A balanced diet is very important as it provides a variety of nutrients that all have specific functions in maintaining a good sleep cycle.

Worrisome heart changes among football players

2016-12-06 11:36

A study confirmed associations between American football participation, high blood pressure and 'cardiac remodelling', i.e. changes in the size and shape of the heart.

Pubic grooming tied to higher STD rates

2016-12-06 10:33

Pubic hair grooming and removal has become increasingly popular worldwide among women and men, but it is tied to a greater risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease.

Paralysed man finally gets long overdue medication

2016-12-06 09:40

A former security guard who was wounded on duty a decade ago and whose medical care was cut off due to the Compensation Fund not paying a hospital, is now getting his long-overdue medication.

Kenyan police teargas striking doctors

2016-12-05 22:01

Police have fired tear gas in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to disperse dozens of doctors protesting that they have not received salary increases promised three years ago.

How you can die from ‘thunderstorm asthma’

2016-12-05 14:13

Even if you don't normally have asthma, you are at risk of suffering an attack during a thunderstorm.

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