Health

[From our archives] Is today’s ukuthwala a perversion of an earlier tradition?

The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.

[From our archives] ‘God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive’

Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.

Diet crucial to managing diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, there are a number of things you can do to manage so that you can live as normal a life as possible.

Government bans ‘unsafe’ baby bottles

A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.

Recovering after a stroke

Stroke recovery will be the topic of Bonitas House Call on November 5 at 9am on SABC2.

NHI: History repeats itself

Universal healthcare schemes traditionally have been met with fierce opposition.

Alzheimer’s: High price for a longer life

Alzheimer's disease is not a natural part of growing old.

Don’t panic, it’s not a heart attack

Panic attacks are often mistaken for heart attacks, and even though they can't kill you they are more debilitating, and common, than you might think.

[From our archives] ‘I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent’

With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?

Dying in the line of duty

The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.

Healing hope for brain injury

New research shows that the brain actively works to repair itself after traumatic injury, but subsequent impact can compound the damage.

Urgent need to expand drug roll-out

Universal access to antiretroviral therapy could have saved more than 4,37-million children in Africa from becoming orphans.

The foundation of health care

The opportunity exists for South Africa to develop its own health promotion foundation, built on the examples from across the world.

The economics of alcohol

The alcohol industry makes a substantial contribution to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP).

Why South Africa’s health record is poor

"As a country we spend 8,7% of our GDP on health in both the public and private sectors, yet we have little to show..."

Taking scientific approach

One of the goals of the National Nursing Summit is to encourage research on nursing by nurses.

On the tip of the tongue

Research has shown that speaking two languages improves brain performance.

Less is more

New research brings hope for less aggressive and invasive ways of treating breast cancer in patients.
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