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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 ...

Does marijuana legalisation lead to more car accidents?

Posted on June 26, 2017 by ANA Newswire

A pair of studies has come to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an ...

Have your say on restrictive medical scheme practice

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Contributor

Now is the time to have your say about a common and restrictive medical scheme practice known as ...

Study: Over 2 billion people overweight or obese

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Contributor

Massive global research reveals that 30% of the world’s population is overweight or obese…

WhatsApp monitors attacks on Syrian health-care workers

Posted on June 11, 2017 by Contributor

The messaging service WhatsApp is being used in Syria to help monitor and collect data on attacks on ...

India’s diabetes epidemic moves to poorer people in affluent cities

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Contributor

As the country becomes more prosperous, the diabetes epidemic in India is likely to affect economically disadvantaged groups ...

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...

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