40% of asthmatic kids do not know what an inhaler is

2017-04-24 14:25

A new study highlights some of the challenges asthmatic children face on a daily basis.

At what age can kids safely cross the street?

2017-04-24 11:30

In simulated experiments, consistently getting across a busy road was tough for children younger than 14.

Newsmaker: Breaking the HIV code

2017-04-23 06:00

Professor Glenda Gray is used to receiving accolades for her work in HIV prevention, but when Time magazine informed her that she had made it onto its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, she was surprised.

Epilepsy drug behind over 4 000 severe birth defects

2017-04-21 14:55

The risk of birth defects associated with the epilepsy medication valproate has been known since the 1980s.

Could young blood boost the ageing brain?

2017-04-21 12:52

In a recent study, mice regained important memory skills after receiving transfusions of blood from human umbilical cords.

Body temperature might give clues to depth of coma

2017-04-21 11:36

Research indicates that patients who are closer to consciousness may have more normal daily body temperature fluctuations. .

5 foods that can be bad for your gut

2017-04-21 10:33

Keep your digestive system in top form by avoiding these five foods.

Ruling expected in Tim Noakes dietary advice case

2017-04-21 05:05

The HPCSA is expected to make a ruling in the misconduct hearing of sports scientist Tim Noakes.

Italian court rules mobile phone caused tumour

2017-04-20 21:11

In a potentially landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

It might not be wise to take steroids for a sore throat

2017-04-20 14:54

A study seeking an alternative for antibiotic treatment for a sore throat found that only one-third of patients improved on steroids.


When oxygen runs low, the naked mole-rat finds a way

2017-04-24 11:42

There is a unique mammal that may help to modify the effects of stroke and heart attack in humans.

African women need access to Caesars

2017-04-23 06:17

Maternal mortality rates could be reduced if this surgery was widely available, write Salome Maswime and Gwinyai Masukume.

Meet the woman who helped diagnose Ontlametse with progeria

2017-04-22 08:12

Tebogo Mothoa gave up her comfortable life in London, left her husband, packed her bags and returned to South Africa with her children so she could help progeria sufferer Ontlametse Phalatse.

Got ADHD? There’s an app for that!

2017-04-21 14:47

As technology gets smarter, so do the apps available to us. Here are four that will help you remain focused when your ADHD is doing the opposite.

Tim Noakes found not guilty

2017-04-21 12:39

Professor Tim Noakes has been found not guilty of misconduct, a professional conduct committee has found.

Do all type 1 diabetics need to have an annual eye exam?

2017-04-21 11:24

New research suggests that an individual's risk level for diabetic eye disease should determine how often they're screened.

Mourners turn out in numbers to pay tribute to tiny giant, Ontlametse

2017-04-21 08:18

Mourners have turned out in their numbers to say their last goodbyes to Ontlametse Phalatse as her coffin left her home for one last time.

'Tiny giant' Ontlametse Phalatse to be laid to rest

2017-04-21 05:05

President Jacob Zuma is among the guests that will bid farewell to "tiny giant" Ontlametse Phalatse.

Less than half of Life Esidimeni patients transferred

2017-04-20 18:47

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa revealed that less than half of the 1 900 mentally ill patients which had been moved from Life Esidemeni to various NGOs have been transferred to "suitable facilities".

20% of parents do not check kids' allergy meds expiration date

2017-04-20 14:53

A survey found that a large number of options may leave parents wondering what kind of allergy medication to give their child, and how much.

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