ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome highest in SA - report

2016-05-28 08:37

The prevalence rate of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder in South Africa is several times higher than elsewhere in the world, a report has revealed.

Drug-oozing implant approved for addicts

2016-05-27 10:30

American federal authorities have approved a first-of-a-kind implant designed to help patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction.

Global diabetes epidemic puts millions at risk

2016-05-27 09:52

Unless drastic action is taken to provide more effective diabetes treatment, both individuals and economies across the globe are facing a looming disability crisis.

Can dark chocolate improve your cycling performance?

2016-05-27 07:46

A recent study suggests that dark chocolate can improve cycling performance, but should cyclists really be including more chocolate in their diet?

5 ways to avoid injury when training for a marathon

2016-05-26 13:01

When training for a marathon, athletes dread the setback a sports injury can cause.

Obesity increases young adults' risk of kidney disease

2016-05-26 12:11

Albuminuria, a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally, puts one at increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

Balloon-in-a-pill the latest way to curb obesity

2016-05-25 21:04

Patients swallow a capsule containing a balloon, and once it's in the stomach the balloon is inflated via a catheter, filling up the stomach and curbing appetite.

More and more US adults kicking the smoking habit

2016-05-25 11:57

Last year was the biggest one-year decline in over 20 years in smoking among US adults.

Air pollution increases heart disease risk

2016-05-25 10:51

A study has found an association between air pollution and undesirable changes in cholesterol.

Antidepressants no longer prescribed only for depression

2016-05-25 09:32

Antidepressants are being used to treat anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, panic disorders, fibromyalgia, migraine, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and a host of other 'off-label' conditions.

 

Brain scan may reveal if comatose patients can be revived

2016-05-27 11:28

A brain scan that measures energy use shows promise in helping doctors identify patients who can be treated to help them communicate and prevent suffering.

DNA may be the key to rapid TB testing

2016-05-27 10:16

A new study shows that genomics can be used to cut the TB testing process down to a matter of days.

Denosa outraged by handling of whistleblowers

2016-05-27 09:20

Nurses union Denosa has criticised the North West health department for disclosing the name of a whistleblower, even though the department says the nurse gave permission for her name to be revealed.

Stoners planted seed for safer meds

2016-05-26 19:55

Swiss scientists have taken a leaf from the pothead recipe book to brew an e-cigarette cannabis liquid for medical use which they say is safer than a joint and better than a pill.

Alcohol and hepatitis C a dangerous combination

2016-05-26 12:41

Alcohol promotes faster development of fibrosis and progression to cirrhosis in people living with hepatitis C, making drinking a dangerous activity.

NZ to pay approximately R300 for cigarettes

2016-05-26 11:33

Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 (+-R300) for a pack of cigarettes under the government's new budget plan.

Widespread ignorance about autism in SA rural areas

2016-05-25 16:14

In small towns, ignorance about autism fuels unfair judgments and questions.

Rising colon cancer rates in people under 50

2016-05-25 11:18

New research has found that more needs to be done to fight colon cancer in the under-50s, a group not normally considered at risk.

Many to die if no action is taken against super bugs, says report

2016-05-25 09:44

Following the recent super bug outbreak at Durban’s Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, it has been estimated that 10 million people will die each year from “super bugs” by 2050.

Restaurateur convicted of peanut curry death

2016-05-25 07:11

The owner of a UK Indian restaurant has been sentenced to six years in prison after he knowingly dished up a takeaway curry to a customer with a severe peanut allergy.

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