More volunteers needed to test new HIV vaccine

2017-05-28 06:00

The Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group would have liked to see many South Africans volunteer to participate in the country’s ground-breaking HIV vaccine trial, known as HVTN 702, but stringent global standards to enlist participants are slowing the process.

Leaving corporate world to become an entrepreneur

2017-05-26 19:44

Thomas van der Linde left the corporate world where he was a marketing director for multinational companies to pursue his passion to be an entrepreneur.

Lack of sleep doubles chances of dying from heart disease

2017-05-26 11:39

People, especially those with certain risk factors, need sufficient sleep to lower their odds of death from heart disease or stroke.

What to eat during Ramadan? Here's a complete meal plan

2017-05-26 07:51

What Muslims eat pre-dawn and post-dusk during Ramadan is a critical part of maintaining a healthy body.

Unemployed scammed by bogus ads for hospital jobs

2017-05-25 13:18

The Department of Health has issued warnings about fraudulent advertisements for jobs in the health industry that are scamming people out of thousands.

Paediatricians say: no fruit juice before age 1

2017-05-25 10:28

According to experts there's no evidence that fruit juice has any health benefits for infants.

Can adults develop allergies?

2017-05-25 09:27

We associate allergies with childhood, but what is the likelihood of these unwelcome reactions showing up later in life?

Lung cancer diagnosis quadruples suicide risk

2017-05-24 14:08

It's important for family members, friends or caretakers to look for warning signs so that depression can be treated immediately.

Mediclinic slides on concerns of slow Middle East recovery

2017-05-24 12:19

Mediclinic International has fallen the most in almost a month on concerns of a slow recovery in the United Arab Emirates and weaker patient growth in Switzerland.

Relatives urged to contact KZN hospital after fire damages patients’ files

2017-05-23 17:28

The families of patients who were in the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital when it caught fire must contact the hospital to confirm where their relatives have been transferred to, the KwaZulu-Natal health department says.


Former minister heads up new health care cooperative

2017-05-26 20:24

MediCoop CFI, the financial cooperative that provides banking services to members in the health care sector, has appointment Theuns Botha as managing director.

'I believe it’s easier to live with HIV than being diabetic'

2017-05-26 11:40

Quintin Jonck was 26 when he was diagnosed with HIV about 18 years ago. Today, he’s happily married with three healthy children.

2 HPV shots can prevent genital warts

2017-05-26 11:10

A new study recommends that medical professionals go ahead with the two-dose schedule for the prevention of genital warts caused by the human papillomavirus.

5 stories to show how different young and old people are

2017-05-25 17:41

Your baby's health is quite different from your grandmother's...

Laser skin therapy – could this be the answer to your skin problems?

2017-05-25 12:32

Let’s shed some light on the incredible things certain lasers can do to reverse the effects of sun damage.

Older people have a smaller chance of getting CPR

2017-05-25 10:06

A study found that people 60 and older were only half as likely to have received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as those under 49.

Anabolic steroids may tax the heart

2017-05-24 14:26

According to researchers, anabolic steroid use can be linked to elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels – both risk factors for heart disease.

Discovery partners to create new health insurance brand

2017-05-24 13:43

Discovery has announced that its partners AIA Australia and GMHBA are partnering through a joint venture to create a new health insurance bran.

Can dirty air keep you awake?

2017-05-24 11:06

Researchers say that air pollution causes upper airway irritation, swelling and congestion, which may affect breathing patterns and sleep.

Drunken workers delay construction of Alexandra clinic

2017-05-23 13:14

Completion of the clinic was scheduled for mid-2017, but workers are frequently not in a fit state to do their day’s work.

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