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2nd Successful penis transplant performed by SA team

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Contributor

Tygerberg Academic Hospital has become the first medical centre in the world to successfully transplant a penis twice…

Improved health literacy helps parents, children make better health choices

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Contributor

With unreliable health claims becoming increasingly widespread, improved health literacy could help children and adults make better choices ...

Ebola outbreak in Congo claims another life

Posted on May 22, 2017 by ANA Newswire

A fourth person is suspected to have died after succumbing to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of (DRC) ...

Stop the witchhunt against Prof Tim Noakes: sign the petition now!

Posted on May 22, 2017 by www.avaaz.org

In a recent landmark trial Prof Noakes was found not guilty of professional misconduct. In spite of this ...

Healthcare access and quality improves globally whilst inequality grows

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Contributor

Despite global improvements in healthcare quality and access over 25 years, inequalities between the best and worst-performing countries ...

Life expectancy for people with HIV increases in US and Europe

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Contributor

Life expectancy for people with HIV has increased by 10 years in the US and Europe since introduction ...

5 Bloodcurdling medical procedures that are no longer performed – thankfully!

Posted on May 19, 2017 by The Conversation

Surgeries and treatments come and go. A new BMJ guideline, for example, makes “strong recommendations” against the use ...

Health in Israel: Progress and challenges in a region of conflict

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Contributor

Israel’s health system has improved life expectancy and reducing infant mortality, however, important challenges remain...

A glow stick that detects cancer

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Contributor

From rock concert glow sticks to the doctor’s office, researchers have devised a type of ‘glow stick’ that ...

China: Fast-growing, common infections need attention

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Contributor

Better measures are needed in China to tackle the most common diseases – including hand-, foot- and mouth ...

Growing health inequalities in the USA

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Contributor

Structural racism, mass incarceration, and the health care system fuel growing health inequalities in the USA…

Plant cures drug-resistant malaria

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Contributor

From knocking on death’s door to a full recovery, tablets made from this plant cured 18 critically ill ...

World’s 1st malaria vaccine to be tested in Africa

Posted on April 24, 2017 by ANA Newswire

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine...

Google your symptoms without fear

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Contributor

Searching symptoms online is something we all do, but the results can leave you confused, nervous and unsure ...

Dietary change can improve health, save water, cut emissions

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Contributor

Multiple benefits highlight the potential importance of dietary change as a means for tackling planetary health challenges...

SANBS blood stocks are critically low!

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Contributor

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is facing a serious shortage of type-O blood with just over ...

Small, medium farms essential for quality global food supply

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Contributor

Small and medium farms produce more than half the food globally, and produce the vast majority of food ...

Study explores link between drought and human health

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Contributor

Drought across western USA affected 150 million people, and climate change is expected to increase the severity and ...

Depression has risen by 58% in SA: What can be done?

Posted on April 5, 2017 by Contributor

In South Africa the number of people suffering from major depressive disorder has risen by 58% from 1990 ...

Level 2 malaria alert for some parts of SA

Posted on March 29, 2017 by A4W News

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a level 2 malaria alert for some parts of ...

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