Cosatu: Medical scheme collusion killing South Africans

2016-08-26 15:23

Cosatu has accused the South African healthcare industry and medical schemes of collusion with regards to the availability of cancer screening tests.

Hair transplants do make men appear younger

2016-08-26 14:02

A study validated that most men feel more attractive when they have more hair, and observers in the study tended to agree.

Zika may replicate in vaginal tract

2016-08-26 12:52

In a Yale study, researchers saw significant Zika virus replication in the genital tissue of women for up to four to five days.

Did you know hepatitis B was an STI?

2016-08-26 10:31

Currently about 350 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis B, a disease that is spread mainly by sexual contact.

Overdose epidemic from fentanyl in US

2016-08-26 09:36

Illegally made versions of the drug fentanyl is responsible for a large increase of overdose deaths in the US. It can kill users by shutting down their respiratory system.

Stress may have greater effect on younger women's hearts

2016-08-25 13:01

In stressful situations women aged 50 or younger were nearly four times more likely than men of the same age or older women to have reduced blood flow to the heart, a study found.

Overweight linked to even more kinds of cancer

2016-08-25 10:28

The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has added to its list another eight varieties of cancer that may be linked to overweight and obesity.

What is causing my baby's colic and what can I do?

2016-08-25 09:36

Working out what is causing the crying in babies with colic and how to make a difference is not easy. Multiple factors are likely at play.

How sugar tax will create future taxpayers

2016-08-24 21:30

A sugar tax should be seen as part of the serious intervention needed to ensure the taxpayer of today is around to boost SA's economy of tomorrow, says an accounting body.

18 awesome SA restaurants that serve incredible health food

2016-08-24 16:37

Are you in love with the three S's? Salads, smoothies and superfoods. Then this is for you!


Ascendis Health concludes R7.3bn acquisitions

2016-08-26 14:46

Health and care brands company Ascendis Health has completed all conditions pertaining to the R7.3bn acquisitions of two European companies.

Climate change bad news for hay fever sufferers

2016-08-26 13:29

Ragweed pollen allergy is likely to become a major health problem across much of Europe, and by mid-century some 77 million people could be hit by the misery of hay fever.

Autism-linked genes may differ among siblings

2016-08-26 12:00

When parents have a child with autism, they have about a one-in-five chance of having a second child affected. However, the gene variants that are linked to autism may not be the same in both cases.

'I didn't know I was pregnant'

2016-08-26 09:48

'Cryptic pregnancy' occurs when a woman doesn't know she is pregnant, and the phenomenon is more common than most people think.

Zika may persist for months in newborns

2016-08-25 15:06

A baby boy born in January to a woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil, continued to show signs of Zika virus in his blood, urine and saliva two months after his birth.

Adult-onset asthma linked to heart and stroke risk

2016-08-25 11:34

A study found that people with late-onset asthma were 57 percent more likely than those with early-onset asthma and those without asthma to suffer heart attack, stroke, heart failure, angina and heart-related death.

Dagga may provide more pain relief for men

2016-08-25 09:56

In a study, men reported they were significantly less sensitive to pain and were also more able tolerate pain after smoking marijuana.

US firefighter feels 'normal' year after face transplant

2016-08-25 06:41

A US firefighter who received a face transplant a year ago said Wednesday that he feels normal again and even managed to swim for the first time in 15 years.

Megamerger: Bonitas takeover of Liberty Health gets nod

2016-08-24 20:05

The Competition Tribunal has approved, what is believed to be one of the largest mergers in history, between Bonitas Medical Fund and the ailing Liberty Medical Scheme.

Scientists find a way to block melanoma spread

2016-08-24 13:11

Israeli researchers were able to develop substances to prevent the spread of melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers, to other parts of the body.

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