ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

How Vitamin C boosts your immune system

2014-10-31 14:49

Vitamin C is an essential part of your body's needs, especially in the maintenance of a strong and effective immune system.

Experts urge caution over Ebola hopes

2014-10-31 12:17

Health authorities have called for renewed vigilance over the Ebola epidemic and urged caution over claims it is retreating, as the World Bank announced a $100m fund for more health workers.

If you can't smell this you're about to die

2014-10-31 11:09

Apparently a poor sense of smell is strongly associated with dying within the next 5 years.

7 top butt exercises for guys

2014-10-31 10:15

Women love men with sexy bums! So don’t neglect your bottom in your workout routine. We’ve got just the right exercises for you.

A Sierra Leone study offers clues as to why some survive Ebola

2014-10-31 10:02

An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body.

African hospitals poor - leaders

2014-10-30 20:20

When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency, and secret medical treatment in foreign hospitals.

US nurse vows to fight Ebola quarantine rule

2014-10-30 15:47

A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa is vowing to fight the state of Maine, which wants to keep her in quarantine for the 12 days that remain of the virus' incubation period.

If you can't smell these 5 things you might be dying

2014-10-30 14:13

Researchers have found that having a poor sense of smell is strongly associated with dying within the next 5 years.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-10-30 11:44

With almost 10 000 people having been infected with the Ebola virus, we ask how prepared is South Africa to tackle an Ebola outbreak? And what measures has the government taken?

NICD denies SA Ebola case

2014-10-30 10:30

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has denied a claim that a South African man has contracted Ebola.

A Sierra Leone study offers clues as to why some survive Ebola

2014-10-30 08:24

An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body.

Partice Motsepe donates millions to fight Ebola

2014-10-30 05:30

South African businessman Patrice Motsepe has donated ten million US dollars to the Ebola Fund in Guinea to help fight the disease.

Will robots replace nurses?

2014-10-29 16:11

To address the shortage of nurses in Japanese hospitals, robot design company Kokoro have created male and female robot nurses.

US soldiers' Ebola quarantine in Italy causes alarm

2014-10-29 13:45

The decision to put a dozen American soldiers from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than the US has sparked controversy in Italy.

What birth really costs in South Africa

2014-10-29 10:43

We asked our readers what their births cost and the answers may shock you.

Imagine a flying ambulance that can reach a heart attack victim in minutes

2014-10-29 08:54

A Dutch-based student has unveiled a prototype of an ambulance drone, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes.

Bobroff responds to Discovery 'attack'

2014-10-28 14:44

Attorney Ronald Bobroff explains why he has a problem with Discovery Health's version of its handling of Road Accident Fund claims and payments.

Pfizer earnings higher on vaccine sales

2014-10-28 14:30

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has reported slightly higher quarterly earnings due to stronger sales in vaccines and some other products.

82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali – WHO

2014-10-28 12:41

Health workers are monitoring 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of Ebola in Mali last week, but no new cases of the disease have been reported, the WHO says.

Maine's Ebola protocols mean quarantine for nurse

2014-10-28 10:41

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa has agreed to be quarantined at home in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey.

Why the world is losing interest in McDonald's

2014-10-28 09:32

A popular choice for a quick meal during your lunch-hour, McDonald's has always been popular. Things are changing, however.

Quarantined nurse leaves New Jersey for Maine

2014-10-28 08:23

A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend is returning home to Maine.

Ascendis Health makes yet another acquisition

2014-10-27 16:13

Ascendis Health has agreed to acquire the majority of The Scientific Group, comprising its diagnostics business, in a structured cash and shares deal.

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

2014-10-27 11:44

Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa have sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists report.

Discovery hits back about road accident claims

2014-10-27 10:53

Discovery has responded to allegations by attorney Ronald Bobroff of Ronald Bobroff and Partners about its treatment of injuries in motor vehicle accidents.

 

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

2014-10-31 13:15

State officials in the US are struggling to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

If you can't smell these 5 things you might be dying

2014-10-31 11:49

Researchers have found that having a poor sense of smell is strongly associated with dying within the next 5 years.

If you can't smell these 5 things you might be about to die

2014-10-31 10:28

Researchers have found that having a poor sense of smell is strongly associated with dying within the next 5 years.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-10-31 10:13

With almost 10 000 people having been infected with the Ebola virus, we ask how prepared is South Africa to tackle an Ebola outbreak? And what measures has the government taken?

Assisted suicide: Woman ticks Grand Canyon off bucket list

2014-10-30 21:24

A 29-year-old Oregon woman with terminal brain cancer who is considering ending her life through assisted suicide, has ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list.

SA man tested for Ebola

2014-10-30 20:18

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says it will conduct an Ebola test on a South African man.

If you can't smell these 5 things you might be about to die

2014-10-30 14:43

Researchers have found that having a poor sense of smell is strongly associated with dying within the next 5 years.

Ebola checks at SA ports - minister

2014-10-30 13:31

The National Ports Authority has taken steps to ensure the Ebola virus disease doesn’t enter SA through one of its main harbours, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says.

Good progress against Ebola – Liberia official

2014-10-30 11:26

Liberia’s assistant minister of health says he agrees with a WHO analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in the West African nation.

Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma

2014-10-30 09:29

Members of the west African community in New York have complained that their children are being bullied at school and businesses are losing money because of hysteria over Ebola.

Liberia Ebola crisis far from over , says WHO

2014-10-30 08:24

The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, the World Health Organisation says.

Will robots replace nurses?

2014-10-29 16:20

To address the shortage of nurses in Japanese hospitals, robot design company Kokoro have created male and female robot nurses.

Patrice Motsepe donates millions to fight Ebola

2014-10-29 15:26

South African businessman Patrice Motsepe has donated ten million US dollars to the Ebola Fund in Guinea to help fight the disease.

Is being a criminal rooted in our genes?

2014-10-29 13:23

Is a violent criminal born that way? Delving into one of oldest questions in psychology, some scientists have suggested genes may contribute to roughly half of the influence, by affecting brain chemistry.

Ebola: Embattled Liberian leader’s letter to the World

2014-10-29 10:40

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written a letter to the world lamenting the death of thousands of people in her country over the past six months through the deadly Ebola virus.

Imagine a flying ambulance that can reach a heart attack victim in minutes

2014-10-28 21:01

A Dutch-based student has unveiled a prototype of an ambulance drone, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes.

Zimbabwe doctors strike for better pay

2014-10-28 14:43

Patients are waiting in long queues while others are being turned away at state hospitals in Zimbabwe, as hundreds of doctors stage a strike to press for higher pay.

Why the world is losing interest in McDonald's

2014-10-28 14:18

A popular choice for a quick meal during your lunch-hour, McDonald's has always been popular. Things are changing, however.

Why I ditched medical aid

2014-10-28 11:07
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An R8 000+ bill for five hours at a private hospital was the final straw that broke the camel's back for a Fin24 user who ditched medical aid for a hospital plan.

Crazy facts about sperm and testicles

2014-10-28 10:00

Weird facts about male bits that will satisfy your curiosity.

Why smoking makes you look old

2014-10-28 09:06

It's time to quit. Would it help if you knew smoking puts you on a rollercoaster to premature ageing?

UN: Niger cholera outbreak kills 51

2014-10-28 08:23

Niger has seen more than 1 300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the UN says.

Why the world is losing interest in McDonald's

2014-10-27 15:22

A popular choice for a quick meal during your lunch-hour, McDonald's has always been popular. Things are changing, however.

Why the world is losing interest in McDonald's

2014-10-27 11:23

A popular choice for a quick meal during your lunch-hour, McDonald's has always been popular. Things are changing, however.

Progress but not success in HIV/Aids fight - Ramaphosa

2014-10-27 10:52

Many achievements have been made in fighting HIV/Aids but the country cannot claim success due to the high number of new infections, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

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