Researchers discover a new way to tackle previously inoperable pancreatic cancer

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in the past, surgeons were unable to remove a deadly type of pancreatic cancer, but researchers have discovered a new way to tackle the tumours.

7 surprising things that can hurt your immune system

2019-08-22 14:50

If you managed to survive the winter without getting the flu, your immunity is on track. But beware – there are some things that might hurt your immune system without you realising it.

Migrants and their children to get access to NHI, says Gauteng health MEC

2019-08-21 05:26

Migrants and asylum seekers will have access to Gauteng's hospitals when the National Health Insurance (NHI) is implemented.

Here's why stress and anxiety aren't necessarily that bad for us

2019-08-20 17:00

Expert research suggests that when people expect to feel happy and relaxed all the time, it could be a recipe for disappointment.

'Private healthcare is not all rosy' – Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku backs NHI

2019-08-20 06:07

Gauteng MEC of Health Bandile Masuku says the perception that quality healthcare lies in the private system is a myth and that true quality will be delivered in the public system through the introduction of the much talked about National Health Insurance (NHI).

Remember the Suzy collection doll? She bids farewell after 66 years outside Cape supermarkets

2019-08-19 12:52

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association bids farewell to its long-standing Suzy collection doll at the end of the month.

Chrissy Teigen got Botox in her armpits to prevent sweating. A dermatologist says the procedure works, but isn't for everyone.

2019-08-18 16:14

Botox blocks the chemical message signaling sweat production. For most heavy sweaters, though, a good antiperspirant can do the trick.

Weight Watchers made a 'healthy eating' app for kids. Experts say it could saddle them with serious body image issues.

2019-08-16 18:32

Weight Watchers has launched an app for kids to track their eating and rank foods as red, yellow, or green based on how high they are in kilojoules.

'Only death will separate me from my boys' - Evicted Nigel families fear separation from their children

2019-08-16 07:35

Families living in a dilapidated church in Nigel fear that their children will be taken from them by social workers who have declared their living conditions unsafe.

ANC mulling court action against Tshwane council over 'tainted' water

2019-08-15 19:24

ANC mulling taking Tshwane Metro to court over Hammanskraal water situation.


Protesting KZN high school pupils demand smoke breaks

2019-08-22 16:41

The provincial education department says the pupil's call would add no value to their education.

Four to cycle 2 200km 'from border to beach' to raise funds for Alzheimer's caregivers

2019-08-21 15:33

Later this week, the Border2Beach team - consisting of four amateur cyclists and good friends – will cover 2 200km on road bikes, in a bid to raise funds for more caregivers trained in dementia care in South African communities.

Mother, who was allegedly forced to give birth standing up, buries her child

2019-08-20 17:57

A newborn baby who died at Mamelodi Hospital because his mother, a Zimbabwean national, was allegedly forced to give birth standing up has been buried.

Fighting in front of the kids is good for their psyche... if it's done constructively

2019-08-20 10:05

Parents often opt to fight behind closed doors to keep their kids from witnessing the tension and animosity, but researchers think otherwise.

A first-of-its-kind probiotic aims to combat hangover symptoms. It works by breaking down a dangerous byproduct of booze.

2019-08-19 13:36

Zbiotics can be consumed like a shot before drinking. It's based on years of testing, but how well it works in the real world remains to be seen.

The arguments for and against the NHI

2019-08-19 07:08

Since the National Health Insurance Bill was introduced to Parliament, the debate about the plan which promises to fundamentally change healthcare in South Africa has heated up.

DA welcomes court judgment ordering Life Esidimeni NGOs to pay back the money

2019-08-18 13:29

The DA has welcomed a judgment made by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordering two non-governmental organisations involved in the Life Esidimeni tragedy to pay back R663 275 to the Gauteng Department of Health.

Life Esidimeni: SIU wins civil case against 2 Gauteng health service providers

2019-08-16 18:02

The Special Investigating Unit will recover more than R600 000 from two Gauteng health department service providers after a successful probe into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Mediclinic says more clarity needed on NHI Bill

2019-08-15 19:56

Private hospital group Mediclinic says it supports the government’s plan of providing universal health coverage but has stressed that more clarity in needed regarding the legislation.

New moms can save a life by simply donating umbilical cord blood

2019-08-15 18:30

Did you know umbilical cord blood can be used to treat patients with blood diseases who require a life-saving stem cell transplant?

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