Health News

  • Green light for medical cannabis

    Posted on February 20, 2017 by A4W News

    Following the IFP’s lengthy campaign to legalise the manufacture and use of medical cannabis in South Africa, the first steps

  • Unilever to disclose fragrance ingredients

    Posted on February 13, 2017 by Contributor

    Companies have used the word 'fragrance' on soap, shampoo and other personal care product labels to hide the identity of

  • Worrying trend: 'Bluetooth' drug-sharing

    Posted on February 9, 2017 by Contributor

    There’s a dangerous new drug trend known as 'Bluetooth', in which drug users inject blood drawn from another user who

  • E-cigarettes have fewer cancer-causing agents - study

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by

    E-cigarettes are safer than standard cigarettes, and switching will reduce a smoker's intake of tobacco-related carcinogens and toxins ...

  • Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Contributor

    Five metals, toxic and potentially carcinogenic when inhaled, have been found in the liquid of leading e-cigarette brands …

  • Jellyfish memory supplement: Too good to be true?

    Posted on February 7, 2017 by Contributor

    Prevagen, an expensive memory supplement containing a jellyfish protein, has come under scrutiny for making some audacious claims …

  • Cyber-tech is changing the face of medicine

    Posted on February 6, 2017 by BizNews

    The explosion in digital healthcare innovation will, within the next few years, reinvent the way medicine is practiced …

  • Female genital mutilation must stop

    Posted on February 3, 2017 by Contributor

    Despite being a known human rights violation, at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital

  • SA's sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

    Posted on February 3, 2017 by The Conversation

    South Africa’s planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they’re grappling with are whether

  • Bird flu outbreaks: Travellers be cautious

    Posted on February 1, 2017 by Contributor

    Some 40 countries have reported bird flu outbreaks. South Africans, particularly those who are travelling, have been warned …