ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Women 'using toxic mine waste as sexual stimulant'

2017-03-26 09:05

Women living in a small town in north-western Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of contracting cervix cancer following reports that they were allegedly using toxic acidic mine waste to stimulate their sexual pleasure.

Gauteng MEC receives report on Charlotte Maxeke roof collapse

2017-03-25 14:21

Gauteng Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo says he has received a report into the roof collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital and will reveal the finding by the end of the month.

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Wits med students go the extra mile for homeless

The student-run Trinity Clinic in Braamfontein has become a haven for the homeless. Watch.

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TB patients dying without dignity as drug resistance soars

2017-03-24 10:24

As people around the globe are commemorating World TB day today, South Africans in particular should be concerned, as drug resistant TB is growing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Oil foils: your skin-care guide for acne-prone skin

2017-03-23 11:03

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SKIN RENEWAL. Acne affects nearly all of us at some stage. To stop it in its tracks, you need to get proactive with effective, medical skincare.

Spider venom may offer hope to stroke victims

2017-03-23 09:30

The venom of potentially deadly funnel web spiders could minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

Conjoined KZN twins doing well after surgery

2017-03-22 22:48

Conjoined twins Nkosingiphile and Simphiwe Mbuyisa are doing well after they were separated in a 13-hour operation by a team of specialists.

Shingles vaccine cuts chronic pain by more than 50%

2017-03-22 12:47

A vaccine for shingles offers protection that may last for years, researchers found.

Limpopo health dept welcomes court ruling on 'Prophet of Doom'

2017-03-20 17:20

The Limpopo Department of Health has welcomed a high court ruling that has banned Lethebo Rabalago from spraying Doom on his Mount Zion Church congregants.

How climatic factors may have shaped your nose

2017-03-20 15:04

Local temperatures and humidity levels may have helped design the human nose, new research suggests.

 

Parmalat hides bacteria infections

2017-03-26 06:00

Dairy giant Parmalat had repeated and serious infections with the dangerous bacteria types Salmonella and Listeria, but hid this information from their biggest supermarket clients and later made a single employee the scapegoat instead.

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

Could fading sense of smell mean death is closer?

2017-03-24 10:28

A study found an association between approaching death and a diminished sense of smell – but there's no reason to panic if your sniffer is no longer up to snuff.

Popular painkiller for back pain 'no better than placebo'

2017-03-24 09:47

A new trial found that the prescription painkiller pregabalin was of little or no help to patients with the back and leg pain known as sciatica.

The difference between erections at 20 and 70

2017-03-23 10:36

Whether you’re hitting puberty and ready for 'lift off', or planning to retire and 'failing to launch', experts provide the cold hard facts on erections as you age.

Common cold a danger after bone marrow transplant

2017-03-23 09:25

Normally the common cold is not a serious health threat, but it can be worrisome for people with weakened immune systems.

Muscle relaxant touted as 'miracle cure for alcoholism'

2017-03-22 12:50

Baclofen, a drug that is normally used as a muscle relaxant, may help to reduce alcohol consumption, researchers say.

Preventing cancer is a human rights issue

2017-03-21 08:25

The South African Constitution gives protection to the rights involved in cancer prevention. On Human Rights Day we take a closer look.

WATCH: Newborn screening needed for sickle cell anemia in Nigeria

2017-03-20 15:32

Nigeria has the highest rate of sickle cell in the world," Bujola Bolarinwa, president of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation in Abuja says.

Greater injury risk when kids play just one sport

2017-03-20 14:54

Variety is good for children who play sports, and researchers recommend that kids under 12 shouldn't specialise in just one kind of sport.

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