Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk

2018-11-16 11:42

New research suggests that babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're two years old may be more likely to become obese.

A chemical found in some vape flavours has been linked to an irreversible condition called 'popcorn lung'

2018-11-16 08:14

And there are growing concerns that e-cigarette flavours make the products especially appealing to young people.

Mediclinic interim results disappointing due to Swiss impact - CEO

2018-11-15 18:01

Mediclinic's first half group performance was impacted by actions taken at Hirslanden to address structural changes across the Swiss healthcare environment

Death toll from DRC cholera outbreak at 857

2018-11-15 12:48

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation says.

Heart attacks more common now in younger people, especially women

2018-11-15 10:34

A recent study details how heart attacks have become more common now in younger people, especially women, and heart conditions are no longer considered a part of an 'old man's disease'.

Diabetes can make weight loss harder – here's what you can do

2018-11-14 19:45

Losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes because of the medications they take.

'How my misdiagnosed type 1 diabetes nearly killed me'

2018-11-14 15:57

A Cape Town woman tells us how a misdiagnosis nearly killed her, and how challenging it is to manage her type 1 diabetes.

A local dietician’s guide to healthy eating for diabetics

2018-11-14 12:09

Midrand-based dietician Jacinta Ndubane shares her top food tips and gives advice about what to eat if you’re diabetic.

There's even more evidence that social media increases depression and loneliness

2018-11-13 14:02

People tend to show a more glamorous, positive, and envious lifestyle on their social media. But it isn't all bad.

'Cancer drugs shortage not our fault' – KZN health dept

2018-11-12 21:28

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has denied that the shortage of chemotherapy drugs in the province was its fault.


US moves to restrict flavoured e-cig sales, ban menthol cigarettes

2018-11-16 08:17

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to limit or ban access to flavoured e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigars.

Like coffee? You may be genetically wired that way

2018-11-16 07:02

Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect people from harmful substances - meaning we should want to spit out coffee - but a genetic variant explains why so many people love it.

Everything you need to know about Intermittent fasting

2018-11-15 15:47

Intermittent fasting has fast become one of the world’s most popular methods of losing weight, but how exactly does it work, and is it safe?

Monkeys can carry zika virus, scientists discover

2018-11-15 11:56

Researchers have found that wild monkeys in South America carry the Zika virus, which can then be transmitted to people via mosquitoes.

Goodbye 'gluten-free'? Vaccine may make it possible

2018-11-15 06:30

Eating a gluten-free diet isn't easy, but an experimental vaccine may offer many coeliac disease sufferers the freedom to eat more normally.

It's World Diabetes Day today and we're debunking some of the myths around the disease

2018-11-14 17:19

Diabetes was identified as the underlying cause of death for a record 15 506 women in 2016, according to a Stats SA report.

Calls for SA to ramp up diabetes fight after shocking new stats

2018-11-14 12:27

New research from the International Diabetes Federation shows that almost 80% of South African parents would have trouble recognising the warning signs of diabetes in their own children.

Smoking 'herbal blend' feels 'like being in a game world' - Pretoria teen

2018-11-14 10:18

"It’s a terrible feeling, it’s feels like being in a game world." This is how a 14-year-old boy has described what he felt like after smoking a "herbal blend" purchased over the counter in Pretoria.

Mammograms do save lives, study shows

2018-11-13 08:42

Research involving more than 50 000 breast cancer patients has shown that those patients who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60% lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis.

'There's no outbreak of salmonella in KZN' – dept tries to quell fears

2018-11-12 20:58

There have been a number of laboratory confirmed cases of salmonella in Durban but there is no "outbreak" of infections in the province, say KwaZulu-Natal health authorities.

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