More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches

2016-10-24 15:42

Between 2007 and 2014 hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, a recent study found.

Healthy living reduces everyone's risk of colon cancer

2016-10-24 14:13

A new study found that everyone can lower their colon cancer risk through healthy living, even men with a high genetic predisposition.

Electronic media plan needed for whole family

2016-10-24 13:06

According to an expert, any media use plan for the family must balance healthy activities like exercise, sleep and family time against the use of media devices.

Nose cartilage used to repair injured knees

2016-10-24 11:46

In a new procedure, a small sample of cells is taken from the noses of patients with damaged knee cartilage and used to make patches that are transplanted into their knees.

Stand up against corruption - Gordhan tells pharmaceutical fraternity

2016-10-23 12:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called on professionals in the pharmaceutical fraternity to take a stand against fraud and corruption in the health care sector.

Huge surge in preventive mastectomies

2016-10-21 14:12

A study found that preventive mastectomy (contralateral prophylactic mastectomy) has doubled in the United States over the past 10 years.

Human right-handedness might go back almost 2 million years

2016-10-21 12:57

According to researchers striations on teeth in a 1.8-million-year-old Homo habilis jaw found in Tanzania offer the earliest fossil evidence of right-handedness.

Troubled childhood may boost bipolar risk

2016-10-21 11:25

Researchers found that adults with bipolar disorder were almost three times more likely to have been victims of emotional, physical or sexual abuse as children than the general population.

Industry-funded research profoundly biased - Noakes

2016-10-20 19:05

All published research literature on nutrition is funded by industry and is profoundly biased, Professor Tim Noakes has said.

Red meat and eggs risky for people with narrowed arteries

2016-10-20 13:40

A digestive byproduct, produced by gut bacteria, that breaks down eggs and meat products is associated with earlier death among people with peripheral artery disease.


Rise in teen suicide attempts in Canada not copycat behaviour

2016-10-24 15:23

Before her suicide, a Canadian teen made a YouTube video describing her years as a victim of cyberbullying. Authorities fear that this might have sparked a spate of suicides among her peers.

No queues, no fuss, bringing healthcare to your door

2016-10-24 13:49

Nobody likes to wait in a long queue – especially when you are in need of medical attention.

Helmets don't always prevent motocross injuries in kids

2016-10-24 12:03

A study concluded that despite the use of required safety equipment and track regulations, young motocross athletes suffer serious injuries.

Why type 2 diabetics should take a walk after dinner

2016-10-24 11:16

In type 2 diabetics, postprandial glycaemia (blood sugar after eating) was significantly lower when study participants took a walk after eating.

Under whites, Zim wasn't dirty, minister says as cholera hits Harare

2016-10-22 22:00

Zimbabwe's environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has reportedly said that the southern African country has become one of the "dirtiest countries in the region".

US STIs hit all-time high in 2015

2016-10-21 13:37

According to a high-ranking official, STI rates in the USA are rising and many of the country's systems for preventing STIs have become eroded.

Mediterranean diet may help prevent macular degeneration

2016-10-21 11:57

A recent study indicates that following a Mediterranean diet and consuming caffeine is associated with a 35 percent lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

New clues on how Zika virus causes microcephaly

2016-10-21 09:37

Researchers said Zika disrupts foetal brain development by impairing the growth of cells that normally develop into brain and nervous system cells.

Placebos give relief to chronic back pain sufferers

2016-10-20 15:30

A placebo pill for lower back pain in conjunction with treatment resulted in patients experiencing less pain than with traditional treatment alone – even when patients knew they were taking a placebo.

Banting books not written for the poor - Noakes

2016-10-20 13:08

Professor Tim Noakes has admitted that his banting books were not written for poor people, during cross examination at a conduct hearing by the Health Professions Council of SA.

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