Mom hopes doctor can help son born without penis

2015-05-20 08:32

The mother of a 5-year-old boy is hoping that the Cape Town ‘penis doctor’ can help her child who was born without sexual organs.

Niger shuts schools after meningitis outbreak

2015-04-22 06:12

Niger has shut all schools in the region around the capital Niamey and launched a campaign to vaccinate children aged 2 to 15 in an effort to halt a meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 85 since January.

World’s first successful penile transplant performed in Cape Town

2015-03-13 14:21

The University of Stellenbosch’s faculty of medicine and health sciences has announced the performance of the world’s first successful penile transplant in Cape Town.

3D printing helps with smarter cancer treatment

2014-12-17 14:00

Scientists have a new use for 3D printing by creating personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

SA consumers spend more on medicine

2014-07-30 11:17

Medicine expenditure among private health care members has increased for the first time since 2011, according to the latest Mediscor Medicine Review.

Pharmacists still awaiting permits

2012-10-07 13:57

Pharmacists who recently completed a refresher course to diagnose and prescribe medicine for certain illnesses are worried about the delay in issuing their permits.


2011-04-28 10:49

Stephen Mulholland on drugs, generics and his web fight for survival.

EU to probe pharmaceutical industry

2010-12-03 14:26

The European Commission says it will be inspecting the pharmaceutical sector amid suspicions companies are colluding to block the development of cheaper generic drugs.

Denied transplant, man sues

2009-07-16 22:25

A Florida man says he was denied a hair transplant because he is HIV positive. He was refused a transplant by Dr Bolton of the Age Defying Surgical Centre.

How to fix sick kids

2014-05-02 14:52

Kim Norton wonders what the best methods are for treating sick children.


Malaria vaccine a letdown, but could reduce cases - study

2015-04-24 06:29

The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, but developers are moving ahead to get it approved because it could yet protect some children, a study says.


The University of Stellenbosch’s medical department announced the performance of the world’s first successful penis transplant. News24 spoke to the incredible doctors involved. Watch.

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Martin Young: The AIDS-like State of the Zuma Administration

2015-02-24 18:49

Young, a doctor, was in the frontline during SA’s AIDS epidemic and 350 000 preventable deaths. He sees those mistakes repeated by the Zuma Administration.

Cardiologists accused of jumping queue

2014-08-22 21:38

German cardiologists may face attempted manslaughter charges if it is proved they jumped queues to get transplant hearts for their patients.

DNA double trouble for Nobels

2013-04-24 22:19

The discovery of the DNA double helix 60 years ago proved to be a headache for the Nobel organisation as the feat became nominated for prizes in different categories.

SA to tackle drug approval delays

2012-05-29 13:55

The number of workers at SA's crumbling drugs regulator will triple in the next three to five years, says the leader of the team which will do the overhaul.

Gaviscon maker in UK lawsuit

2011-04-17 13:52

Reckitt, the manufacturer of heartburn remedy Gaviscon is being sued by British health authorities over supply of the medicine.

Why Valium's addictive

2010-02-11 21:31

Scientists say they have figured out why people get hooked on a class of prescription drugs such as Valium.

The truth about teething

2015-03-05 12:03

A mom dispels myths and old wives' tales about teething.

The truth about teething

2013-05-24 14:54

A mom dispels myths and old wives' tales about teething.

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