ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

For kids, moving can be mentally tough

16 minutes ago

Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new US study.

Sick child ‘Iron Max’, gets his flying wish

2014-04-16 13:56

Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly like his superhero Iron Man.

Mali remains 'free' of deadly Ebola epidemic

2014-04-16 09:25

Mali says it is clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind at least 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.

10 fabulous things we take for granted

2014-04-16 05:00

Just how different would your life have been if you had to live without these 10 things? A century ago everyone had to.

Study: A snack may save your marriage

2014-04-15 13:37

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

2014-04-15 07:49

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

Less conflict at home when dad quits drinking

2014-04-14 16:21

After alcoholic men sought treatment for their addiction, conflict levels in their homes fell close to those of comparison families.

US gets to grips with feral cats

2014-04-14 08:35

Coast to coast, the Humane Society in the US estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, as various organisations call for the cats to be neutered.

'Sun Pharma can nurse Ranbaxy to health'

2014-04-13 11:35

Investors are confident that Sun Pharma's $3.2bn purchase of rival Ranbaxy is a great deal, banking on Sun's history of nursing ailing companies back to health.

Ebola outbreak: Guineans in shock

2014-04-11 13:19

An Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 100 people in Guinea has left communities asking why the disease has attacked their country.

Alcohol killed my mother

2014-04-11 09:42

A young woman shares her pain of growing up with an alcoholic mother .

Alcohol robbed me of a mother

2014-04-10 17:36

Young woman shares her pain, growing up with alcoholic mother.

Adcock Ingram appoints new board members

2014-04-10 12:31

Resolutions have been passed at an extraordinary general meeting of Adcock Ingram shareholders to appoint three new board members.

Are you too polite for your own good?

2014-04-10 10:15

You shake hands, you clean your plate and have a final drink to make others happy. But could this be making you ill?

"Alcohol robbed me of a mother"

2014-04-10 09:01

We speak to a young woman who shares her pain of growing up with an alcoholic mother .

KZN forensic pathology workers on strike

2014-04-09 21:39

Employees of the forensic pathology services in KwaZulu-Natal have been on an illegal strike since the start of the week.

Are you too polite for your own good?

2014-04-09 13:28

You shake hands, you clean your plate and have a final drink to make others happy. But could this be making you ill?

Human supplement sparks longer life in mice

2014-04-09 12:03

An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis has prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists say.

Ebola virus kills more than 100 West Africans

2014-04-08 20:10

The deadly Ebola virus has continued to spread in West Africa, where it has killed more than 100 people, health authorities say.

World first: Organ built in mice

2014-04-08 14:06

UK scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal, a discovery they say may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans.

Guinea raises Ebola death toll to 95

2014-04-07 20:26

Guinea's government has raised the death toll in the Ebola epidemic raging through its southern forests and capital to 95.

Sun Pharma buys rival Ranbaxy for $3.2 bn

2014-04-07 12:46

Sun Pharma has announced a $3.2bn deal to buy the larger and troubled Ranbaxy from Daiichi Sankyo, ending the Japanese company's costly run as owner.

Gene mapping germs to fight food poisoning

2014-04-07 08:52

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry but can the method be used to uncover food poisonings?

Stop trying to justify fat shaming

2014-04-04 15:45

If you think it's OK to fat shame because you're just concerned about the health problems that come with extra weight, you need to read this.

Hey, your breath stinks!

2014-04-04 11:30

Is there any really polite way to tell someone that their halitosis is affecting those around them?

 

How your body will age

2014-04-16 16:31

Yes, your body will deteriorate with age. Here are the basics of what to look out for, and some hints on how to slow the process.

Sick child ‘Iron Max’, gets his flying wish

2014-04-16 13:44

Boy with rare disease is given an amazing chance to fly like his superhero Iron Man.

France says no to modified maize

2014-04-16 08:35

France's has adopted a law prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

2014-04-15 13:53

Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials say.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

2014-04-15 11:41

The World Health Organisation says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.

Japan kills 112 000 chickens due to bird flu

2014-04-15 07:34

Japan has finished slaughtering 112 000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to contain the outbreak.

GSK faces criminal bribery probe

2014-04-14 12:16

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its lung drug Seretide.

Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.

Doctors' people skills affect patients' health

2014-04-11 15:55

A review found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared better in their efforts to lose weight, lower their blood pressure or manage pain.

Aid groups on emergency footing against Ebola

2014-04-11 10:38

International aid organisations have launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus.

KZN pathology strike ends

2014-04-10 19:26

KwaZulu-Natal's pathology forensic workers aligned to the Public Allied Workers Union of SA on Thursday gave called off their strike.

Govts wasting billions on flu drug - review

2014-04-10 14:46

Governments who stockpile Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu are wasting billions on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt, researchers say.

WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola

2014-04-10 11:57

WHO has launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country.

Are you too polite for your own good?

2014-04-10 10:14

You shake hands, you clean your plate and have a final drink to make others happy. But could this be making you ill?

Are you too polite for your own good?

2014-04-10 05:00

You shake hands, you clean your plate and have a final drink to make others happy. But could this be making you ill?

WHO seeks affordable hepatitis C pills

2014-04-09 14:16

The World Health Organisation wants a "concerted effort" to drive down the cost of new hepatitis C drugs that offer a cure for the liver-destroying virus.

Alcohol robbed me of a mother

2014-04-09 13:24

We speak to a young woman who shares her pain of growing up with an alcoholic mother .

Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

2014-04-09 10:17

Senegal has vowed it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.

Number of 'Ebola' deaths hits 10 in Liberia

2014-04-08 14:10

The deadly Ebola virus has continued to spread in Liberia, where a further three people died from the disease, bringing the total number of suspected deaths to 10, the health ministry says.

Cat HIV a threat to SA lions

2014-04-08 09:25

A group of researchers, in an effort to understand how lions interact with one another, is looking at a mysterious disease similar to HIV dubbed "cat HIV".

Fatal virus in Ghana tests negative for Ebola

2014-04-07 17:02

Blood tests have shown that a 12-year-old girl in Ghana who died of viral fever with bleeding did not have Ebola.

Stop trying to justify fat shaming

2014-04-07 12:30

If you think it's OK to fat shame because you're just concerned about the health problems that come with extra weight, you need to read this.

Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

2014-04-06 18:02

Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken, to combat the spread of Ebola.

Presidential medical unit costs R11.5m - minister

2014-04-04 13:33
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Providing medical services for President Jacob Zuma, his dependants and predecessors is an expensive business, according to Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

North West probes baby formula scandal

2014-04-04 11:26

The North West health department is investigating why it bought R7m worth of baby milk formula but failed to distribute most of it, and then had to pay R2m to dispose of it, according to a report.

 
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