Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

2015-08-28 14:08

Dogs could soon also be man's greatest ally in the fight against prostate cancer. Britain's National Health Service recently approved a trial for dogs capable of sniffing out this form of cancer.

Antibiotics linked to type 2 diabetes risk

2015-08-28 12:07

Researchers have found that people with type 2 diabetes tend to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis.

Working longer hours increases stroke risk

2015-08-28 11:15

Working long hours brings about health risks, and a study suggests that people working longer hours are at greater risk of suffering a stroke.

Doctor’s mission to make kids feel comfortable in their own skin

2015-08-28 09:05

AS KwaZulu-Natal’s first and only paediatric dermatologist, Dr Antoinette Chateau says she hopes to train more dermatologists to work with children in the province.

Horrifying treatment in maternity wards

2015-08-27 21:30

The Treatment Action Campaign wants the government to urgently probe the state of maternity and obstetrics care in the public sector following shocking and sad tales of death and disability.

Just loving CocoZone coconut water

2015-08-27 16:35

The editor of Health24 drank a serving of CocoZone coconut water every day for a month to see if it would really make a difference to her health and hydration levels. Here's what she found.

Baby dies after rat encounter at Indian hospital

2015-08-27 13:35

The mother of a newborn who died in a southern Indian hospital claims her son had been bitten by rats.

Reporting rape when the police don't take you seriously

2015-08-27 13:01

Despite rape being a serious problem in South Africa, some police officers still don’t know how to treat rape survivors properly

Few gay and bisexual teen males go for HIV tests

2015-08-27 10:24

Recent research suggests that HIV testing rates among young US adults are low, and that gay and bisexual men may misjudge their risk of becoming infected.

The most evil item on your plate

2015-08-27 08:52

Should life really be sweet? Lili Radloff talks ‘healthy’ food.


South Africans may have solved solar power problem

2015-08-28 13:25

South African scientists have developed an affordable solar power prototype, something Google could not achieve.

Recurring nightmares: Recovery after rape

2015-08-28 11:52

While there is no exact time-frame for recovering from a rape and no right way to heal, self-care, both physical and emotional, is vital.

UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes

2015-08-28 10:16

Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 percent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the "game-changing" devices to smokers trying to quit.

HIV prevention can help revive small town South Africa

2015-08-28 08:52

With HIV known to have a devastating effect in smaller South African towns, could voluntary medical male circumcision be the answer to reducing infection rates?

Knut's death puzzle solved

2015-08-27 18:26

Scientists have solved the riddle 4 years after Knut the polar bear died at the Berlin zoo

New blood test for early detection of cancer relapse

2015-08-27 16:06

A simple blood test has the potential to accurately predict which patients will relapse from breast cancer – much earlier than is currently possible.

Early exposure may prevent peanut allergies

2015-08-27 13:07

A paediatricians' group joins the call for early exposure to peanuts to prevent allergies in children.

Tygerberg: reading encourages bonding between mother and baby

2015-08-27 12:08

A project to instil a love of reading and bonding between babies and their mothers has been initiated by a neonatologist working at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Tips for beating indigestion naturally

2015-08-27 10:07

Indigestion and the discomfort that comes with it can affect your daily life. Try these simple tips and natural remedies to enjoy your meal without the suffering.

Miracle Cape plant could replace antibiotics

2015-08-26 21:30

Buchu is part of the fynbos that only grows in the Western Cape and researchers are hoping that it could overcome the world's newest health threat - superbug infections.

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