Baby born with crushed skull defies odds

2020-02-12 14:25

When his mother, Nichaela Lewis, was 20 weeks pregnant, doctors advised her and his father, Fernando Pontone, to consider terminating the pregnancy.

Ramaphosa orders probe into medicine regulator amid 'serious' corruption concerns

2019-10-21 14:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a proclamation for the SIU to look into allegations of maladministration at the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority.

NHI will boost SA's economy, says health minister

2019-08-30 05:00

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has defended the policy of National Health Insurance as one that would be beneficial to the economy.

5 things we know so far about how NHI will be financed

2019-08-29 15:28

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says although his department has indicated proposals on how the National Health Insurance programme will be funded, ultimately it is up to Treasury to table a money bill.

Ramaphosa: We will run a 'clean shop' in our NHI Fund

2019-08-22 21:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will keep a "hawk's eye" on finances for the National Health Insurance fund to safeguard it from corruption.

4 ways to quickly stop a bloody nose

2019-03-23 12:46

Nosebleeds usually aren't dangerous — just apply pressure to the soft part of your nose and wait. You can also use ice or a nasal spray.

Inspection into Bonita Medical Fund halted - report

2019-02-25 12:42

The Council for Medical Schemes has halted an inspection into Bonitas Medical Fund, according to a report.

Ramaphosa: NHI Bill to come before Parliament soon

2019-02-07 20:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.

Calls to include Health Market Inquiry findings in new medical aid regulations

2018-07-23 08:58

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi should withdraw the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, until the Competition Commission finalises the Health Market Inquiry, says an expert.

Major medical schemes support NHI's universal healthcare goal

2018-06-22 16:35

Major medical schemes have welcomed the progress made by the health minister in gazetting the National Health Insurance bill and Medical Schemes Amendment bill, and will be submitting their comments.


Netcare earnings up in 'challenging' healthcare market

2019-11-18 19:07

The private healthcare group has released its earnings report for the year ended September 30.

‘Contraceptive pill almost killed me’ – Teenager claims she almost died after pill caused blood clot in brain

2019-08-30 13:44

A teenager who claims she almost died after taking the contraceptive pill is sharing her story to warn others.

Council for Medical Schemes hit by probes, lack of funding, staff shortages

2019-08-29 19:07

The Council for Medical Schemes has said probes into fraud and corruption, as well as a constrained budget, are some of the challenges the regulator is facing in the short term.

Cyber criminals hacking remote-controlled medical devices could kill patients, conference hears

2019-08-29 05:00

Hackers could potentially kill patients wearing remote-controlled pacemakers or insulin pump devices, warns the executive officer of the SA Medical Technology Industry Association.

1972 VW Beetle set to head from Jozi to Romania to raise funds for child heart surgeries

2019-06-29 08:49

A 1972 VW Beetle will prove it has life in it yet when it embarks on a 14 500km journey from Johannesburg to Romania for a good cause.

Bonitas: Inspection does not affect our members directly

2019-02-25 19:59

Bonitas' Principal Officer Gerhard Van Emmenis says that an inspection into the medical fund is still ongoing.

Motsoaledi: We can't wait to improve healthcare before implementing NHI

2019-02-14 13:21

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says in 2019 government will take significant steps in implementing universal healthcare.

Q&A: Government med scheme execs on NHI, medical aid & the future of healthcare

2018-11-11 07:45

Principle Officer of the Government Employee Medical Scheme Dr Guni Goolab and Chief operations Officer Dr Stan Moloabi share their views on the future of healthcare.

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?

Cabinet approves bill to regulate medical schemes

2018-05-24 18:31

Cabinet has approved the medical schemes amendment bill, which will be published in the government gazette for public comment.

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