Cholera outbreak kills 6 in Cameroon

2018-07-15 14:02

Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the health ministry says.

Pensioner uses photos to help wife who has dementia

2018-07-13 18:30

A faithful pensioner is using photo albums to help his wife, who has dementia, remember their lives together – just like in the film The Notebook.

This company helps its SA staff lose weight with cash prizes and bootcamps. Also, new parents get R5,000.

2018-07-13 13:54

Its wellness programme has just been awarded the best in the country.

Researchers may have found new a way to help treat type 1 diabetes – and it's with a drug that has been on the market for over 30 years

2018-07-12 11:01

Researchers repurposed an anti-hypertension drug to improve outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Myths about hospital cash plans

2018-07-11 18:32

Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to misconceptions, says the CEO of FNB Life.

Hammanskraal service delivery protest blocks access to hospital

2018-07-10 18:28

A protest near Jubilee Hospital in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, briefly prevented staff and patients from accessing the medical facility.

260 soon-to-be-doctors return to SA from Cuba

2018-07-08 22:00

A total of 260 students sent to study medicine in Cuba have returned to South Africa and will soon be helping with the health of the nation, the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department has said.

Kids whose mothers do these 5 things are 75% less likely to be obese

2018-07-08 13:18

The best thing mothers can do to ensure their kids avoid developing obesity may be to take care of themselves.

Shake-up on the cards in the healthcare sector

2018-07-08 07:00

Landscape could change radically if inquiry’s findings and recommendations are accepted by state, industry and consumers.

Medical schemes respond to 'anti-competitive' findings of private healthcare inquiry

2018-07-07 10:45

The Competition Commission released a provisional report saying private healthcare was characterised by ‘disempowered and uninformed’ consumers, confusing medical aid schemes, and a lack of competition.


It's the beautiful game, but injuries can make it a dangerous one

2018-07-15 13:15

Concussion management in soccer has come under scrutiny in recent years, more so during the World Cup, where a Moroccan player took part in a game just five days after suffering from a concussion.

Five-year-old cancer victim wrote his own obituary – and it’s an adorable celebration of life

2018-07-13 15:50

A five-year-old boy who tragically passed away from a rare form of cancer is now remembered for a hilarious obituary – which he wrote himself.

Kimbal Musk — Elon's brother — is backing a fast-food chain that charges customers more in wealthier neighbourhoods

2018-07-12 12:09

Sales in wealthier areas partially subsidise operations in lower-income areas.

3 science-backed skin-care tricks for a more glowing complexion in one month

2018-07-12 09:36

A dermatologist reveals her three go-to home remedies for a better skin.

An orange in a bottle? The benefits of using topical vitamin C

2018-07-11 13:35

Bursting with antioxidants, it's time to add some fruity glow to your skin courtesy of serums instead of oranges.

'It only sunk in when I saw all four of them' - mother of quadruplets

2018-07-09 14:43

A 22-year-old mother of quadruplets has described how overwhelmed she is, but adds she will take care of them.

Cape Town mom delivers healthy quadruplets

2018-07-08 21:40

Cape Town has welcomed the arrival of four of its littlest new residents - who made an appearance when their mother delivered the quadruplets at Tygerberg Hospital, the facility has said.

Feeling younger than your age could be a sign your brain is healthy, according to new research

2018-07-08 12:10

Some people may be more aware of their ageing brains and resign to the fact they are getting older. This could have an impact on their cognitive abilities.

This is what happens to the bodies of competitive eaters

2018-07-07 12:59

Competitive eating, beloved in the US, can change and harm the human body.

It's painful to be called uneducated, says community care worker

2018-07-07 08:12

Community care workers are concerned that they are being sidelined and undermined, and say they are underpaid.

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