The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

2015-11-26 15:49

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital in Sierra Leone.

PMS could raise women's risk for high blood pressure

2015-11-26 09:39

Researchers found that women with moderate-to-severe PMS were 40 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure than those with mild or no PMS symptoms.

Exam stress – why parents need to be vigilant

2015-11-25 21:30

Parents are advised to keep a close eye on their children because exam stress can take its toll, bringing with it the possible onset of suicidal thoughts.

Golden tips on how to master your exams

2015-11-25 16:38

Educational psychologist Dorrithé Benadé shares some useful tips and a checklist with Health24 on how learners and students can achieve exam success.

First aid for gunshot wounds

2015-11-25 16:08

Linda Buys, author of The Illustrated South African First Aid Manual, provides step-by-step instructions on how to treat a gunshot wound.

Why more people at risk of HIV should be taking Truvada

2015-11-25 15:08

Sexually active bisexual, homosexual and other at-risk individuals should be informed of the benefits of taking Truvada - a drug that can cut their risk of HIV by over 70%.

Nestle admits Thai seafood suppliers abuse workers

2015-11-25 14:41

A report commissioned by Nestle SA found that impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in the global food giant’s supply chains.

Test: Think you know your facts on violence against women?

2015-11-25 12:46

On 25 November, we will commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Do you know your facts on violence against women?

Why South Africa can be accused of hating its young women

2015-11-25 12:19

On the first day of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Dr Susan Goldstein of Wits asks "Why does South Africa appear to hate its women so much?"

Q&A's about First Aid emergencies

2015-11-25 10:19

With the summer holidays at hand, Health24 asked Linda Buys, author of The Illustrated South African First Aid Manual, a few questions about first aid emergencies and first aid essentials.


New type 1 diabetes treatment involves immune system

2015-11-26 11:08

By using regulatory T cells (Tregs) to 're-educate' the immune system, researchers may be able to change the course of type 1 diabetes.

International day for the elimination of violence against women

2015-11-26 09:22

Take a stand against the abuse of women and girls on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Tweet too short for medical advice, Noakes hearing told

2015-11-25 17:29

A tweet of only 140 characters is too short to give complete advice that will be usable and safe, expert witness Professor Este Vorster has said during a hearing against Professor Tim Noakes.

Did Tim Noakes dispense advice via Twitter, or not?

2015-11-25 16:37

On the third day of the Tim Noakes / HPCSA hearing experts zoned in on whether Twitter was a good place to give medical advice.

Two kinds of therapy for 'yuppie flu'

2015-11-25 15:24

British researchers found that cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy are among the best available treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Can ADHD medication cause sleep problems in kids?

2015-11-25 14:48

Ritalin, Concerta and other stimulant medication prescribed to children with ADHD may cause difficulty sleeping, new research suggests.

Possible meningitis outbreak in Pretoria

2015-11-25 13:46

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has warned of a possible viral meningitis outbreak in Pretoria after five children were diagnosed with the condition.

The global state of violence against women in 2015

2015-11-25 12:26

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women has kicked off for 2015 and runs from 25 November to 10 December.

Can visualisation help you fulfil your desires?

2015-11-25 11:28

If visualisation can help sportsmen reach the top of their game, there is no reason why visualising your goals cannot bring you success in other areas of your life.

Users' shocking sexual fetishes

2015-11-25 09:52

Health24 readers have shared their sexual fantasies and some of them are astonishing! Beware: this content may be disturbing.

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