Why choosing cheaper medical cover can cost you in the long run

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Medical cover is expensive, and getting more so every year. Unfortunately this could mean we opt for lower monthly premiums that could mean you aren't covered in the event of an expensive procedure.

KwaMhlanga is not a 'horror hospital'

2015-06-30 14:21

The department of health in Mpumalanga has rejected claims that a water crisis at KwaMhlanga hospital is jeopardising the health of patients.

How to be beautiful during Ramadan without makeup

2015-06-30 12:10

Enhancing your looks and well-being without cosmetics during Ramadan is easy with the following tips.

Shocking things people do to remedy ear problems

2015-06-30 11:03

Taking matters into your own hands when you have an ear infection can have horrifying consequences and could lead to permanent ear damage, according to Health24's hearing expert.

10 places where poop shouldn’t be found (but is found)

2015-06-30 09:44

Did you wash your hands after using the toilet today? We can hear your resounding “yes!” Congratulations! You’re one of the health-conscious 40% men and 60% women who clean their hands after visiting the loo. Your prize is good health.

Kenya govt in court after botched abortion

2015-06-29 20:04

The mother of a 15-year-old rape survivor, who needs a kidney transplant following a botched backstreet abortion has filed a case against Kenya's government.

S Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

2015-06-29 16:12

South Korea has reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days, but officials warn there is no indication yet that the outbreak has been brought under control.

Is Schumacher's family selling off assets to pay for his medical costs?

2015-06-29 15:10

It has become clear that the old 'Schumi' might never return, and his wife Corinna has apparently sold his private jet as well as the family’s holiday house in Norway.

Staying calm when your child is hospitalised

2015-06-29 13:15

How to cope when your child is hospitalised, what to pack and how to be prepared.

How diet and physical activity affect brain function – Part II

2015-06-29 11:56

In this article DietDoc takes a more detailed look at specific foods that have been identified by researchers as protective against brain deterioration.


5 tips for reducing sports-related joint injuries

2015-06-30 14:58

In sports such as running, rugby and soccer, there is always a risk of straining your knees, ankles and other joints but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury...

Few people know they're heading for diabetes

2015-06-30 13:06

People unaware of their elevated blood sugar levels are less likely to make lifestyle changes that might prevent them from ultimately becoming diabetic.

Beware of STD dating sites

2015-06-30 11:59

There are numerous niche online dating sites for people who have an STI (sexually transmitted infection), which sounds reasonable at first glance. But be warned, these sites are run by unscrupulous people who are only after your data.

Liberian official says corpse tests positive for Ebola

2015-06-30 10:17

Liberia’s deputy health minister says the corpse of a 17-year-old man has tested positive for Ebola.

What South Africa's youth are dying from

2015-06-29 21:15

Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death for Black and Indian youth in 2013, ischaemic heart diseases for the White group, and the HIV virus for the Coloured population.

TB and HIV are highest causes of death among youth – Stats SA

2015-06-29 17:24

Tuberculosis and HIV-related illnesses were the two leading causes of death among young people in 2013, details released by Statistics South Africa have revealed.

How SA parents feel about piercing a baby's ears

2015-06-29 15:17

While some see piercing a baby's ears as abuse, others think it's perfectly okay.

Joni Mitchell is speaking and expected to make a full recovery, says representative

2015-06-29 13:52

Folk legend Joni Mitchell is expected to make a full recovery from a brain aneurysm and - contrary to an account - is speaking, a representative has said.

Counselling on wheels to come to Khayelitsha

2015-06-29 12:34

A Khayelitsha resident and counsellor has turned his minibus into a mobile psychology clinic in the township to help children deal with psychological trauma.

Low-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar.

2015-06-29 11:52

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee quietly drops restrictions on dietary fat intake and says people must rather choose foods based on their quality. Think whole dairy and nuts rather than low-fat potato chips and those with added sugars.

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