Lice poop can make your head itch

2016-07-26 14:39

Checking your child's scalp for nits? Watch out for the faeces of the lice, which is what can cause itching because of an allergic reaction.

Could disguising allergens in the body treat asthma?

2016-07-26 13:06

Nanoparticles are used as carriers to transport allergens into a patient’s bloodstream, thereby avoiding the 'normal' allergic reaction.

Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika

2016-07-26 10:35

Officials are advising US doctors to ask pregnant women if they or their sex partner were in a Zika outbreak area – and they also suggest the use of a sophisticated blood test.

Seven lessons from AIDS 2016

2016-07-25 12:15

The 21st International Aids Conference that recently took place in Durban raised important issues on ARVs and treatment as prevention.

'Walking meetings' may boost employees' health and productivity

2016-07-25 10:49

Walking is known to have tremendous health benefits, and according to a study, converting office meetings to 'walking meetings' may raise physical activity considerably.

People-oriented jobs may help lower Alzheimer's risk

2016-07-25 10:28

Activities that highly stimulate the brain, like jobs that focus on people, might strengthen the brain to help ward off dementia, studies suggest.

NMMU to get SA's 10th medical school

2016-07-25 09:21

South Africa’s tenth medical school will be opened at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

9 facts you should know about chlamydia

2016-07-22 16:33

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the world and, if not treated in time, can cause damage to the reproductive system and eventually lead to infertility.

Surgery not always needed for meniscal tears in the knee

2016-07-22 15:20

About 2 million people worldwide undergo knee arthroscopies each year – although there's debate over how valuable these procedures are for meniscal tears.

1 in 10 Americans has experienced ringing in the ears

2016-07-22 13:38

Tinnitus is characterised by hearing sounds when there are none. The sounds can be perceived as ringing, buzzing, crickets or hissing.


Painkillers for teen athletes won't encourage addiction

2016-07-26 13:35

Results of a study suggest that daily participation in sports and exercise may serve as a protective factor with respect to painkiller and heroin abuse.

Bipolar diagnosis may take up to 6 years

2016-07-26 10:52

The early phase of bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose because mental health clinicians are sometimes unable to distinguish the depressed phase of bipolar disorder from other types of depression.

Cheaper 'talk therapy' can cut cost of treating depression

2016-07-26 10:05

Researchers have found that so-called behavioural activation therapy treats depression just as well as cognitive behavioural therapy and is significantly cheaper.

Seat belts and air bags significantly reduce facial injuries

2016-07-25 11:04

In a study, the people most likely to suffer facial fractures were younger males who didn't use or have safety devices in their vehicles.

WATCH: This is what 'The Pill' for men looks like

2016-07-25 10:35

Vasalgel, a new male contraceptive, has been hailed a medical breakthrough that will give couples more freedom in planning their family.

Scientists might soon store info in human DNA

2016-07-25 09:56

DNA is in essence an information-storing molecule, and scientists are working toward using DNA for storing the world's growing load of digital information.

Children stranded as medical aids refuse funds for educational psychologists

2016-07-25 07:08

Educational psychologists across the country are still waiting for an answer to why medical aid schemes have withdrawn funding for people with educational health needs.

Car crashes, suicide top unnatural death claims - Discovery

2016-07-22 16:17

SA has one of the world's highest car accident rates and Discovery Life says the majority of life claims it paid out in 2015 for unnatural deaths related to car crashes.

Hope for vaccine against chlamydia

2016-07-22 14:11

In female lab mice, a new vaccine halted the spread of chlamydia and prevented sterility. However, animal research often fails to pan out in humans.

When a healthy diet becomes unhealthy

2016-07-22 12:49

Has healthy dieting become a consuming passion in your life? Does choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly absorb hours of your day?

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