8 things you didn't know about your nerves

2016-06-28 14:16

Check out these fascinating facts and illustrations of the nerves in the human body.

Donated blood won't give you Alzheimer's or Parkinson's

2016-06-28 11:55

A new study demonstrates that the transmission of degenerative brain disorders via blood either is not biologically possible or exceedingly rare.

Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe

2016-06-28 10:30

German researchers have built a camera that fits onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs. This could be used as a minimally-intrusive endoscope for exploring inside the human body.

Stem cells can reduce arthritic knee pain

2016-06-27 11:39

An experimental procedure for knee pain involves extracting stem cells from a patient's own body fat and injecting them directly into the damaged knee joint.

Zimbabweans cross border to Zambia to get cheap blood - report

2016-06-27 11:23

Zimbabweans in the north of the country are “crossing to Zambia with cooler boxes” so they can buy blood for sick relatives who need it back home, an MP has reportedly said.

Ideas to help you relax and de-stress this winter

2016-06-27 10:00

By the time winter comes around many of us feel burnt out and in need of a holiday. Keep the winter blues at bay by trying some of these tips to help you relax and even enjoy the cooler months.

'Don't be alarmed', MEC tells Cuban doctors

2016-06-24 23:19

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told a group of visiting Cuban doctors not be alarmed by the current spate of protests.

Itching down there? 8 facts you should know about pubic lice

2016-06-24 14:42

Pubic lice or 'crabs' won't kill you or even make you sick, but they are an itchy nuisance that can be quite difficult to get rid of.

Antibodies found that 'neutralise' the Zika virus

2016-06-24 13:27

'Zika-zapping' molecules were obtained from people who had previously been infected with dengue and whose immune systems had produced antibodies to fight that disease.

Ankle injuries could have long-term effects

2016-06-24 12:08

A recent study found that people with injured ankles tend to have higher rates of disability and arthritis, heart or respiratory issues going forward.


LGB adults more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours

2016-06-28 12:20

A study found that that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults experience significant health disparities, likely due to minority stress.

Teens use risky supplements to look good

2016-06-28 11:23

A large number of teens are using performance-enhancing substance for appearance enhancement, but these products are often useless and sometimes even toxic.

Omega-3 fatty acids cut fatal heart attack risk

2016-06-28 09:42

Researchers looked at blood and tissue omega-3 levels in participants of numerous studies and found that omega-3s were associated with about a 10 percent lower risk of fatal heart attacks.

Painkiller misuse in US doubles in decade

2016-06-27 11:26

According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse the increasing misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers poses a myriad of serious public health consequences.

All migraines may not have the same genetic cause

2016-06-27 11:11

Doctors have known for a long time that migraine patients differ from each other, and that the drugs that work for some patients don't work for others.

4 old wives’ tales that are actually true

2016-06-26 00:00

You might have taken some of them with a pinch of salt, but these tall stories aren’t so tall after all.

Mpumalanga woman forced to give birth in hospital toilet

2016-06-24 15:03

After being assessed, a Mpumalanga woman was allegedly told by nurses that she was in false labour. She later delivered the baby in the toilet.

No ARVs for HIV patients in Limpopo protest area

2016-06-24 13:59

Some HIV positive patients have been unable to receive their monthly ARVs since the start of the Limpopo protest shutdown, as clinics have not yet received any new stock.

Dikgang Moseneke joins Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics as honorary professor

2016-06-24 12:48

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has been appointed honorary professor of bioethics at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, Faculty of Health Science at Wits University.

10 facts you should know about Zika

2016-06-24 10:37

There is a lot of ignorance and confusion about Zika virus disease. Here are 10 points that will put you in the picture.

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