ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Another blow for E-cigarettes

2014-11-27 22:09

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists say in the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

Lawyer: Basson ouster petition insignificant

2014-11-27 14:55

The majority of doctors had refused to sign a petition calling for embattled Cape Town cardiologist Wouter Basson to be struck off the list of medical practitioners, an HPCSA sentencing hearing has heard.

5 Fabulous, quick diet meals

2014-11-27 08:53

A collection of tasty, low-fat meals.

Toilets before temples

2014-11-27 07:24

It's no joke - sanitary shortcomings hamper economic growth, says Leopold Scholtz.

Health professionals want Basson out - Heywood

2014-11-26 20:08

Hundreds of health professionals and organisations want embattled Cape Town cardiologist Wouter Basson struck off the list of medical practitioners, an HPCSA sentencing hearing has heard.

The effect of Christmas music on our shopping behaviour

2014-11-26 11:40

Come December we're all about festive gift shopping. But have you ever stopped to consider that while you browse, the Christmas music playing in the background may actually affect what you buy or how much you spend?

Medical savings account fact sheet

2014-11-26 07:24

Find out how the medical savings account on your medical scheme option works, and how to make the most of it.

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

2014-11-26 05:00

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without spilling.

The effect of Christmas music on our shopping behaviour

2014-11-25 17:05

Come December we're all about festive gift shopping. But have you ever stopped to consider that while you browse, the Christmas music playing in the background may actually affect what you buy or how much you spend?

Childhood obesity brings future health problems

2014-11-25 15:42

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids.

Italian doctor with Ebola arrives in Rome

2014-11-25 14:15

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Rome, where he will receive specialist treatment, reports say.

Childhood obesity brings future health problems

2014-11-25 11:59

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids.

Stolen Ebola blood lost for good, says Guinea

2014-11-25 10:20

Guinea says a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, is unlikely ever to be found.

Madagascar working to contain plague

2014-11-24 21:03

Madagascar is trying to contain an outbreak of plague, similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe, that has killed 40 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

Feed hungry children through social media

2014-11-24 15:16

Social Feed is a brand that encourages you to feed hungry school children by doing something you already do daily – share content on your Facebook and Twitter.

Why do some men faint when they urinate at night?

2014-11-24 14:48

There is a strange phenomenon where men faint when they get up at night to urinate. It's called 'micturition syncope'. We take a closer look at why this happens and if it is dangerous.

Why do some men faint when they urinate at night?

2014-11-24 09:07

There is a strange phenomenon where men faint when they get up at night to urinate. It's called 'micturition syncope'. We take a closer look at why this happens and if it is dangerous.

Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar: WHO

2014-11-22 14:15

An outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar, the World Health Organisation says.

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

2014-11-21 20:31

Roadside bandits in Guinea have stolen a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials say.

Mobile phones 'game changers' for kids' rights

2014-11-21 15:40

Mobile phones and other technological innovations can be "game changers" in securing children’s rights, the United Nations children's agency Unicef has said.

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WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

2014-11-20 13:26

The WHO says the transmission of Ebola remains "intense" and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.

Ebola death toll rises to 5 420 - WHO

2014-11-20 11:17

The World Health Organisation says 5 420 people have so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15 145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.

Tracy Morgan is still fighting the road to recovery

2014-11-19 17:00

Tracy Morgan is still "fighting to get better" following his car crash in New Jersey in June and is trying to get "back to the" person he once was.

 

Khulumani: Slap Basson with severe sanction

2014-11-27 20:09

Cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson neglected core medical ethics and should be struck off the list of medical practitioners, a Health Professions Council of SA sentencing hearing has heard.

UK mom who drank during pregnancy faces charges

2014-11-27 11:34

A UK court is to rule on whether a woman committed a 'crime of violence' against her child by drinking heavily during pregnancy, in a case that has raised concerns about criminalising mothers.

Hollande embarks on trip to Ebola-hit Guinea

2014-11-27 08:47

French President Francois Hollande is set to visit Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

First gene therapy drug sets price record

2014-11-27 05:05

The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a €1.1m price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.

Lassa fever kills 9 in Benin, no Ebola found

2014-11-26 13:16

The health ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

2014-11-26 11:04

With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the US military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.

Boutique fitness studios – a growing trend

2014-11-25 15:44

Boutique fitness studios are a growing part of the fitness industry, hardening bodies with a new personalised approach.

The effect of Christmas music on our shopping behaviour

2014-11-25 14:43

Come December we're all about festive gift shopping. But have you ever stopped to consider that while you browse, the Christmas music playing in the background may actually affect what you buy or how much you spend?

Boutique fitness studios – a growing trend

2014-11-25 12:29

Boutique fitness studios are a growing part of the fitness industry, hardening bodies with a new personalised approach.

Extreme weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

2014-11-25 10:20

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 have suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to your health.

Vitamin K: The new bone nutrient

2014-11-25 05:25

Vitamin K has generally been regarded as the vitamin that helps with blood clotting. Deficiencies were thought to be rare. But new research tells a different story, writes DietDoc.

When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs

2014-11-24 17:00

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science is what is known as 'teratoma' tumours – when limbs, organs, hair and teeth are found in tumours. Why does this happen?

Rising UV radiation prompts skin cancer fears in Chile

2014-11-24 14:57

Cancer experts in Chile are warning people to limit their exposure to the sun as dangerously high levels of ultraviolet radiation are expected over the next few months.

When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs

2014-11-24 10:47

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science is what is known as 'teratoma' tumours – when limbs, organs, hair and teeth are found in tumours. Why does this happen?

UK health volunteers head to S Leone to tackle Ebola

2014-11-23 08:18

A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service has left for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fight-back.

WHO confirms DRC Ebola-free status

2014-11-22 06:00

The WHO has confirmed that DRC is Ebola-free, as 42 days have passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed 49.

Dept undertakes to settle claim as sheriff arrives

2014-11-21 18:42

A court sheriff has arrived at the Gauteng health department to attach furniture following a R6m medical negligence lawsuit, resulting in an undertaking to settle the claim.

Drug shortage at Joburg hospital

2014-11-21 14:10

Non-urgent surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital has been cancelled because of a lack of anaesthetic drugs, the DA says.

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Ebola-infected Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva

2014-11-21 09:11

A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus.

Vitamin K2 more important than you think

2014-11-20 12:47

Never heard of vitamin K2? Now’s the time to take notice – this lesser-known nutrient may hold the key to a healthier you.

Apple and carrot wholewheat spelt breakfast muffins

2014-11-20 09:44

Naturally sweet, tender and moist.

13-year-old sex slave's nightmare continues

2014-11-19 16:06

Western Cape Government Health would like to alert the public about a job scam that has emerged in the past few weeks, which is affecting some of their hospitals.

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