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SA urged to tackle NHI as one

2017-07-23 06:04

Countries with national health insurance support private-public partnerships.

5 conditions that can be mistaken for ADHD

2017-07-21 13:59

Many medical professionals are too quick to diagnose ADHD in children, failing to take into account other possible causes of their symptoms.

How watching porn can cause erectile dysfunction

2017-07-21 07:54

An international study found that the percentage of men below 40 who suffer erectile dysfunction has skyrocketed in the last 15 years, from between 2% and 5% to 30%.

For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

2017-07-20 14:59

Menstual hygiene has emerged as a serious, and often emotional, subject in Africa. Some are demanding that governments supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls who often are at risk of dropping out because of embarrassment.

#News24 ICYMI: No critics for Zuma, acting SABC CEO quits, do you want a new Merc bakkie?

2017-07-19 19:22

Suspended SABC acting CEO James Aguma agreed to quit...The Gupta influence network reached into the heart of the Presidency, the #Guptaleaks show.. and more stories you may have missed.

Constant junk food cravings? Just get more sleep!

2017-07-19 11:33

A study found that when workers have a good night's sleep, they tend to eat better when experiencing stress the next day.

Coital incontinence: the ‘oops’ women are too afraid to talk about

2017-07-19 09:57

Sponsored: Here are some points to consider regarding urine leakage during sex.

Medical schemes slammed for shunning SA's mentally ill

2017-07-18 18:20

Mental healthcare in South Africa is in a sickly state with medical aid members continuing to face prejudice and discrimination by schemes, says an industry expert.

Lower back injuries plague 30% of athletes

2017-07-18 15:40

Athletes are at risk for problems involving their back bones and discs, particularly if they start intense training regimens.

REVEALED: SA's top 20 hospitals

2017-07-18 09:20

Discovery Health has revealed its annual hospital survey, which gave some measure of South Africa's best hospitals.

 

Initiation Watch: Fewer initiates die

2017-07-23 06:04

Eleven boys were reported to have died this season compared with 26 last year.

There may soon be a cure for foetal alcohol syndrome

2017-07-21 13:43

South Africa has one of the highest rates of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the world, with a prevalence of over 12% in some areas.

#News24 ICYMI: Tax shock for locals overseas, that Zuma tender, Jansen takes on academics

2017-07-20 18:59

South Africans who live overseas may face a massive tax shock, more tender irregularities uncovered, and Jonathan Jansen takes on academics. Here are soome stories you may have missed today.

How to create your own quit-smoking plan

2017-07-20 09:56

Change the habits that foster your tobacco use and it will be easier to quit smoking for good.

A new vaccine is promising to advance the frontier of eliminating malaria

2017-07-19 12:30

Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions, writes Simon Kariuki.

3 ways to prevent skin cancer during winter

2017-07-19 10:16

The sun is not as strong in winter, but this doesn't decrease your chances of developing skin cancer.

Physically inactive teens have weaker skeletons

2017-07-19 08:41

A new study found that after teens reach their full height, they still grow a further 10% bone mass.

Social interaction can improve lives of dementia patients

2017-07-18 15:40

A British study has found that social interaction and improved staff training benefits patients, while cutting costs.

5 contact lens horror stories that will make you squirm

2017-07-18 11:44

From 27 lenses in one eye to a ripped cornea... these stories are guaranteed to shock you into practising better contact lens hygiene.

SEE: Do you have a headache or a migraine?

2017-07-18 07:53

Just because your headache is excruciating doesn’t mean it’s a migraine. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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