Time of day may make flu shot more effective

2016-05-01 12:30

Flu vaccination seems to provide a greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests.

Relief for medical staff who were forced to keep clinic clean

2016-04-29 10:25

Breipaal Clinic outside Kuruman has been without a cleaner since last August, forcing nurses to trade their stethoscopes for mops!

Mom takes back her own body after birth, inspires hundreds others

2016-04-28 11:28

Fed-up with feeling heavy and overweight after childbirth, this SA mom set about changing her habits. She started a revolution – read her inspirational story.

Egyptian family seeks help for conjoined twins

2016-04-27 14:07

The parents of two conjoined twins in Egypt are calling for help to separate the girls, saying they have been unable to find treatment so far

English junior doctors strike continues

2016-04-26 23:14

Junior doctors in England have staged their first ever all-out strike in a bitter row with Prime Minister David Cameron's government.

People with HIV may age more rapidly

2016-04-25 15:46

With ART, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected. However, doctors have noted that these patients often show signs of premature ageing.

Two girls back in CT for second round of facial reconstructive surgery

2016-04-25 13:23

In June 2015, a renowned Cape Town reconstructive and micro-surgeon performed life changing surgery for two young girls with serious skull defects. Almost a year later, both girls are back in South Africa for their final surgery.

Corpse 'in limbo' for over two months

2016-04-25 12:17

It’s been more that 60 days since SA woman Marie Lombaard passed away in a Pretoria hospital. To this day her body remains is a state of uncertainty as officials deny permission for cremation.

“Malaria Buddy” App launched on World Malaria Day 2016

2016-04-25 11:25

Mobile apps are great modern tools that could help in the fight against malaria. The Malaria Buddy App provides info on the disease, how to prevent getting sick and what to do if you think you've got malaria.

6 African nations could be malaria-free by 2020

2016-04-25 07:50

Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day.


Patients share ward with dead bodies in Kenyan hospital

2016-04-29 12:07

Patients at Msambweni sub-county hospital in Kwale County, Kenya, are reportedly sharing wards with dead bodies.

Good news! Coffee and wine may promote a healthy gut

2016-04-29 10:13

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45

2016-04-27 19:59

A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.

Cryotherapy for improved healing and sports performance

2016-04-27 12:32

In cryotherapy your body is exposed to temperatures ranging between -120 °C and -160 °C with liquid nitrogen vapour for 30 seconds up to three minutes. Cryogenics has become very popular for sports performance and recovery.

Family food garden feeds community

2016-04-25 16:00

One North West family found a fix for high food prices and it is paying off for their community.

What are 'superfoods' and am I getting enough nutrients in my diet?

2016-04-25 13:49

Experts provide clarity on what 'superfoods' are, and how we can ensure we get our recommended daily dose of macro- and micronutrients.

Cancer history may affect survival after organ transplant

2016-04-25 12:31

A study found that organ recipients with previous cancer were 1.5 times more likely to die prematurely from any cause than those with no previous cancer.

Professor Noakes' ridiculous Banting trial – Part I

2016-04-25 11:58

CyberShrink feels that a trivial complaint against Professor Noakes has grown into a real threat to freedom of speech and the proper role of any doctor in South Africa.

Oscar’s weird followers live in a fantasy world

2016-04-25 10:02

Cybershrink analyses why some people have elevated Oscar Pretorius to a cult figure, making him the centre of their universe.

Study ties low-dose aspirin to better cancer survival

2016-04-22 14:56

Researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less likely to die of the disease, compared to non-users.

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