ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Skin cancer cream kills dogs

2017-01-20 10:45

A popular skin cancer cream, prescribed for people, has been linked to the deaths of five dogs, and experts warn that the ingestion of even small amounts can kill family pets.

Train your brain to stop your ears ringing

2017-01-20 09:57

A new study reveals that training your brain through an internet-programme can help ease tinnitus.

MRIs can predict brain problems in premature babies

2017-01-19 15:00

Brain scans shortly after premature babies' birth may pinpoint future developmental problems.

Experimental drug may solve macular degeneration

2017-01-19 14:00

Age-related macular degeneration can easily affect your sight as you age, but a recent experimental drug shows promise for healing this condition.

We are not at war with Sibanye - Zwane

2017-01-19 12:49

Section 54 mine stoppage notices issued by the Department of Mineral Resources are not intended to impact economic growth, according to Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Get active this summer – sitting ages you!

2017-01-19 12:02

A study found that a sedentary lifestyle makes cells age faster, suggesting that physical activity should continue to be part of our daily lives.

Taking up the slack

2017-01-19 10:25

You can prevent and eliminate loose, saggy or crepey skin, and maintain the good results

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Typhoid claims another victim in Harare – report

2017-01-18 16:32

A Zimbabwean teenage girl has died due to the recent typhoid outbreak that has hit the southern African country in recent months.

High blood pressure may be a benefit to seniors

2017-01-18 12:43

Developing high blood pressure after 80 might not be that bad, as new research suggests it may help prevent mental decline.

 

Type 1 diabetes linked to gut

2017-01-20 10:24

Researchers found that changes in gut bacteria and inflammation in the small intestine may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

No shortage of posts for healthcare workers - Motsoaledi

2017-01-19 18:23

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has refuted claims that there were not enough posts for trainee doctors and pharmacists in the country.

Breast cancer linked to barbecued, grilled and smoked meat

2017-01-19 14:49

Research indicates that grilling, smoking and cooking meats at high temperatures produces cancer-causing substances.

How men can get younger looking skin

2017-01-19 13:24

Men often get left behind when it comes to summer beauty tips, but dermatologists say the key to looking fit and fresh this summer is avoiding the sun and choosing the right products.

Mining safety first, profits second - Zwane

2017-01-19 12:15

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says that the health and safety of mine workers needs to be prioritised over making profits.

Ways to reduce the risk of back pain

2017-01-19 10:53

According to an expert it's not always possible to prevent back pain, but there are certain things that can reduce your risk.

Do F1 drivers pee in their pants?

2017-01-19 09:41

Stopping for a bathroom break during a race is not really an option . . . but what does one do when nature calls?

Top Africa stories: Zim, Ghana, Nigeria

2017-01-18 18:47

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness and regret over a Nigerian air strike error, and Gambian lawmakers have extended Yahya Jammeh's rule by at least three months.

Why you shouldn't use your cell phone while exercising

2017-01-18 13:26

Do you really need your mobile when you're working out? Researchers say talking and texting during exercise can cause all sorts of problems.

Monkey study shows calorie restriction may extend life

2017-01-18 11:51

Research concluded that a calorie-restricted diet does help monkeys live longer, but that there are other factors that may influence the outcome.

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