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Discovery Health Medical Scheme says its costs for oncology-related treatments rose by 135% between 2011 and 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India's poorest citizens ahead of national elections next year.
South Africans are becoming increasingly litigious, with not only the number of claims rising but also the size of the claims.
A first-of-its-kind genetic treatment for blindness will be one of the most expensive genetic therapies the world has ever seen.
Gap cover and hospital cash plans will still be available to consumers, but the days of primary healthcare insurance policies are over, according to new regulations.
You think you need emergency medical care right away, but will your scheme foot the bill?
The SABC has vowed to act against at least 150 staff members who have defrauded its Medscheme, and says it will expand its corruption probe.
Many US heart patients may be getting unnecessary cholesterol tests, contributing to rising health costs, a new study suggests.
Unscrupulous people are abusing the traditional ritual of circumcision to earn quick money, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said.
Five-year-old Celiwe Maseko will today undergo a hi-tech skin cloning procedure in Johannesburg.
Costs of cancer care are rising, and there are increasing concerns about high patient out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment.
A South African company, hearX Group, is makes hearing screening accessible to the masses thanks to its affordable smartphone and computer technologies.
The enormous escalation of medical negligence claims against state hospitals will probably see payouts of up to R1.5 billion at the end this financial year.
Treasury recently gazetted final demarcation regulations, ending uncertainty on the future of gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies.
Healthcare company Netcare’s bottom line jumped 19.1% to R2.9bn for the year ending 30 September 2016.
With so many things on your to-do list during pregnancy, how important is it to start planning for your child's future now?
The increasing cost of diabetes care in the US underscores the importance of finding ways to reduce the burden of prediabetes and diabetes.
Doctors at this week's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology heard groundbreaking data on a new class of immune system boosters that some believe will become the main treatment for more than half of all cancers in the next 10 years.
Many of the top medical societies don't consider costs when developing best practices.
Vaccinations save approximately 3 million lives each year worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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