When doctors deliver bad news

2018-11-29 12:26

Bad news can be a challenge for both patient and doctor.

Medical schemes paid out R160.6bn during 2017, mostly for hospital care – report

2018-10-18 22:19

The Council for Medical Schemes, a regulatory body for medical schemes, on Thursday issued its annual report for 2017/18.

Baby who stopped breathing saved after doctors refrigerated him

2018-08-15 14:05

A baby who stopped breathing for 90-minutes after he was born was saved after medical staff refrigerated him in the back of an ambulance

Aspiring doctor has healthy baby and aces exams while battling cervical cancer

2018-07-13 15:37

An aspiring doctor diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 19 refused chemotherapy to save her unborn baby.

Russian woman dies after accidentally being embalmed alive by doctors

2018-04-09 13:00

A 27-year-old woman tragically died after being embalmed in a horrific medical mishap.

Burn victim without fingers fights to become a doctor

2018-01-25 14:31

A 25-year-old burn victim who had her fingers amputated and is studying medicine is fighting for her right to practise as a doctor.

7 things your doctor needs to know if you’re an athlete

2017-11-11 11:00

To get the best, most accurate care, your doctor needs to know a few things about your training.

Preventing cancer is a human rights issue

2017-03-21 08:25

The South African Constitution gives protection to the rights involved in cancer prevention. On Human Rights Day we take a closer look.

Doc told to shut practice

2016-03-31 11:39

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has instructed Comrades Marathon doctor and Richmond district surgeon Jeremy Boulter to shut down his practice.

British doctor jailed for sexually abusing minors

2014-12-01 15:31

A British doctor was jailed for sexually abusing 18 of his young patients with 'unimaginable cruelty'.

 

Watch: Doctor dance-off cheers up seriously ill patients at children’s hospital

2018-09-13 14:21

This dancing doctor brings joy to his patients’ hospital rooms!

You have 11 seconds to tell your doc what's wrong

2018-07-31 11:13

Getting your doctor to really listen to what's bothering you may be harder than you think.

5 medical plot twists that you should know - interview with Dr Sindi van Zyl

2018-07-09 16:07

You thought that cold weather causes flu? Or that you can cure a hangover by drinking coffee?

Rowing on a machine is better than running on a treadmill — here’s why

2018-03-22 14:42

According to one doctor, rowing is the 'most time efficient total body workout.'

5 tips to get the most out of your health checkups this year

2018-01-04 12:08

Ticking off your annual checkups? Here's how to get the most out of your visits to doctors and specialists.

7 steps for surviving the flu

2017-06-08 11:18

Don’t let the flu get the better of you. Here are seven steps that will get you back on your feet and back to your usual routine in no time.

Doctor killed in crash hailed a ‘selfless man’

2016-04-20 11:52

Pietermaritzburg doctor Lesego “Les” Chokoe, who died at the weekend in a car crash, has been hailed as a selfless man who had family values at heart.

Cuba crisis to hit NHI

2016-01-19 10:35

The actions of the Cuban medical students accused of evangelising on street corners in the island state could affect the rollout of the National Health Insurance.

Doctors likelier organ donors than general public

2014-07-16 15:09

Doctors, especially young females, are more likely to register as organ donors than the general public.

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