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Malaria back in southern Brazil after 50 years

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Contributor

Zoonotic transmission of malaria has been confirmed in recent cases in the Atlantic Forest region of southern Brazil...

Were vampires real?

Posted on September 7, 2017 by Contributor

Researchers and have identified a genetic mutation that may be responsible for vampire folklore.

Cochlear implant will help Durban’s ‘Little Fighter’ to hear for the first time

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Contributor

For someone who has not even turned two yet, Egan Pillay of Durban has already had to overcome ...

Hazardous pesticides: Policies should focus on bans, rather than safe storage

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Contributor

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides – used in self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia – ...

Toddler’s life saved on opening day of new emergency department

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Contributor

When Patricia Claassen ran into the hospital’s emergency department clutching the lifeless body of her grandson, Stefan Els, ...

SA elderly suffer from malnutrition

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Contributor

Sadly, many elderly South Africans suffer from underdiagnosed malnutrition...

Why do breasts sag?

Posted on August 16, 2017 by ADVERTORIAL

Sagging or drooping of breasts is a natural, inevitable process that happens to all women at some point ...

Expected impact of climate change across Europe

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Contributor

By the end of the century extreme weather events may affect two out of three Europeans every year...

Blindness affects 36 million people globally, mostly in developing countries

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Contributor

The greatest number of people who are blind reside in south, east and south-east Asia and in eastern ...

Health Department’s demarcation regulations are potentially unconstitutional

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Contributor

The Health Department’s demarcation regulations mean that, seemingly overnight, South Africans have been deprived of their section 27 ...

Over 200 000 South Africans could lose their medical aids due to NHI regulations

Posted on August 3, 2017 by Contributor

Insurance and health experts have slammed a new plan by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) to scrap ...

Groundbreaking milk bank technology saves babies

Posted on August 3, 2017 by Contributor

In a first for the African continent, a South African human milk bank service now includes colostrum donations ...

Scientists ‘fix’ disease-causing human embryo gene

Posted on August 3, 2017 by News24.com

In a groundbreaking move, researchers have safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect ...

Youngest heart patient in Africa receives mechanical heart

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Contributor

A five-year-old boy, from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal, is the youngest heart patient in Africa to undergo a lifesaving ...

How to protect children from meningitis

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Contributor

It is estimated that around half a million children under five still die of meningitis and septicaemia worldwide ...

The war on drugs doesn’t work

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Contributor

Many experts worldwide are questioning the wisdom of the 'war on drugs'…

Breakthrough? 8-Year-old girl’s HIV infection controlled without AIDS drugs

Posted on July 24, 2017 by ANA Newswire

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight ...

Double hand transplant: Child can now write, feed and dress himself

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Contributor

The world’s first double hand transplant in a child has been successful under carefully considered circumstances...

Study: Almost half of SA women are obese

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Contributor

South African women have the highest obesity rate (42%) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study…

Germany: Emerging leader in global health

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Contributor

A special issue of The Lancet (3 July 2017) examines Germany’s health system and the country’s emerging role ...

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