KZN demonstrators say no to abortion

2015-10-06 17:26

More than 1 000 demonstrators have taken to the streets of Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, calling for abortion to be made illegal.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to diabetes and obesity

2015-10-06 14:44

Evidence is mounting that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes and obesity.

Don't substitute refined carbs for saturated fats

2015-10-06 14:10

While experts continue to debate the health effects of saturated fat, a new U.S. study suggests its link to heart disease depends on what else a person eats.

South Africa hospitals running out of TB drugs

2015-10-06 12:01

South Africa is running out of an essential medicine for treating very sick patients with tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Many hospitals are already out of stock. - See more at:

Mediclinic in talks with Abu Dhabi hospital on tie-up

2015-10-06 10:39

Mediclinic is in talks with United Arab Emirates healthcare Al Noor Hospitals about a tie-up that would create the biggest supplier of private care in Dubai.

Depression in the elderly – why two antidepressants may be better than one

2015-10-06 10:33

More than half of elderly people with depression don't respond when treated with just an antidepressant. Could a combination of an antidepressant and antipsychotic prove more effective?

Loud noise may increase your heart disease risk

2015-10-06 10:10

Past research has linked noise exposure, especially in workplaces, to coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and other illnesses.

How your genes determine who you're attracted to

2015-10-06 10:03

Think Brad Pitt is as handsome as George Clooney? Why or why not? Experts say your choice will be largely influenced by your personal experience.

How your genes can cause liver disease

2015-10-06 09:39

Hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver, may be caused as much by genetics as by alcohol abuse, poor diet, obesity and viral hepatitis.

The Springboks' training tricks

2015-10-06 09:22

An inside look at how SA rugby players are conditioned to give their best and avoid injuries during the Rugby World Cup 2015.


Low nicotine cigarettes may help you quit

2015-10-06 14:56

Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine cigarettes wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.

4 die as Singapore hospital suffers wave of hepatitis C infections

2015-10-06 14:17

Singapore's largest hospital has apologised after 22 kidney patients were infected with hepatitis C, with four dying in a rare outbreak at the prestigious facility.

HIV+ people may now face increased cancer risk

2015-10-06 13:50

Because HIV patients are now living longer, the risk of some cancers, such as anal, colorectal and liver cancers, is increasing.

Can a flu vaccine protect you from pneumonia too?

2015-10-06 11:02

Every year, flu-related pneumonia is the leading cause of flu-related hospital visits but getting a flu vaccine can protect you against both flu and pneumonia.

Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' threatens US cities

2015-10-06 10:38

Seven US metropolitan areas are experiencing higher-than-expected levels of CRE, an antibiotic-resistant bacterium.

How exercise eases knee osteoarthritis

2015-10-06 10:13

Doing weight-bearing exercise for 2 - 6 months is great for reducing pain and improving joint function if you have osteoarthritis.

How secondhand smoke makes children act out

2015-10-06 10:06

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke at an early age are more likely to have behavioural problems later in life.

Should all women be counselled before breast cancer tests?

2015-10-06 10:02

It may be wasteful for all women to undergo genetic counselling before they are tested for a gene mutation that increases their risk for breast or ovarian cancer – when only one in 20 women tests positive.

Rape fuelling teen pregnancies

2015-10-06 09:38

In a country with one of the highest rates of teen pregnancies in Latin America the majority of sexual violence against teenage girls in Guatemala happens at the hands of family members.

"I was scared I had breast cancer"

2015-10-06 00:00

Finding a lump can be one of the most terrifying experiences a woman goes through, says Cath Jenkin.

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