Women with sleep apnoea may have higher cancer odds than men

2019-05-26 07:00

In people with sleep apnoea, the airway closes completely or partially many times during sleep, reducing levels of oxygen in the blood.

Louis Trichardt couple die weeks apart

2019-05-20 12:05

Residents in Louis Trichardt have been left shocked by the death of a couple two weeks apart.

Mom loses her husband and two-year battle with cancer

2019-05-17 15:30

“Tessie’s greatest wish was that her boys would be raised in a home full of love, laughter, and so much fun!”

Woman left heartbroken after partner’s ‘stomach bug’ turns out to be terminal cancer

2019-05-10 14:43

A young dad from the UK, who was given months to live after his “stomach bug” turned out to be terminal cancer, has sought holistic treatment in Mexico.

Teachers donate 110 days’ sick leave to colleague whose daughter is fighting cancer

2019-05-07 14:16

Teachers at a school in Alabama in the US have come to the aid of one of their colleagues in a major way!

Father diagnosed with rare cancer makes bucket list to give his young son lasting memories

2019-05-03 15:58

A British man whose rare cancer was misdiagnosed as a cyst is making a bucket list to give his two-year-old son lasting memories.

Terminally ill pooch adopted by new family

2019-04-25 12:17

A terminally ill dog with a huge tumour on its head recently met the family who’ll take care of him during his final days.

With weeks to live, many cancer patients try useless treatments

2019-04-22 15:00

A US study found that the urge to undergo ultimately fruitless cancer treatment "is not a rare phenomenon".

These were the biggest hospital claims Discovery paid last year

2019-04-15 13:47

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) released a new report that tracked member claims over the year to end-September last year.


8 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

2019-05-25 14:32

Most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us, and is actually associated with some impressive health benefits. Here's why you shouldn't worry about your coffee habit.

Moustaches are more than just manly – it’s protecting you against lip cancer

2019-05-22 15:00

A study determined that years of having a moustache ultimately translates into a 16 times lower risk for developing actinic keratosis – a precancerous condition – on a man's lower lip.

Low-fat diet could be a weapon against breast cancer

2019-05-18 15:00

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, diet has long been suspected to be a factor in cancer, and researchers now suggest that a low-fat diet could dramatically lower the risk of breast cancer.

Chronic disease and lower back pain: how the two may be connected

2019-05-13 05:20

Back pain can be painful and debilitating, and not knowing the exact cause is frustrating.

Your iron deficiency, or mild anaemia, could have a surprising benefit

2019-05-10 10:05

We’ve only ever heard of the dark side of iron deficiency and the severe health problems it can cause if left untreated. But could this condition have any positive effects?

Medical marijuana use rising among cancer patients

2019-05-06 20:00

New research indicates that more clinical trials are needed to asses how effective medical marijuana is against cancer-related pain.

Medical aid scheme refuses to pay for local doctor's cancer treatment

2019-05-02 16:00

He’s used to giving life-changing diagnoses, but nothing prepared this doctor for his own cancer battle – or the fight with the medical-aid scheme that refused to pay.

Bride-to-be cancels engagement shoot with fiancé to take pictures with her terminally ill dad

2019-04-24 14:41

Grab some tissue, you’re going to need it for this touching story.

Many cancer patients take alternative meds but don't tell their doctors

2019-04-19 15:00

Physicians need to know if cancer patients are using herbal products because alternative medicines can alter traditional cancer treatments.

New 'cancer vaccine' attacks tumours from within

2019-04-10 15:22

In a new approach, immune stimulants are injected directly into a tumour, which teaches the immune system to recognise and destroy all similar cancer cells throughout the body.

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