MAIL & GUARDIAN: Health

Sanitisers score hand over fist

The popularity of saniters has as much to do with health as fashion and the jury is out over their efficacy, writes Laura Barton.

The A to Z of opting for a C-section

A C-section is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made through the mother's abdomen and uterus to assist in the safe delivery of a baby.

Tying up the loose ends of hair loss

Other than certain individuals such as Elton John and Wayne Rooney most men accept hair loss with a sense of resignation.

Quality care for all is the goal

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi responds to Garth Zietsman's article on his address at the National Editors' Forum in Cape Town.

Hard climb to beat malaria

The tools to fight the malaria may have improved, but only sustained efforts will totally eliminate it, not just intermittent interventions.

The ups and downs of bipolar disorder

Because of the public's ignorance, Bipolar Disorder often ruins the careers of talented professional people.

[From our archives] Do’s and don’ts for the chef

Simple precautions can reduce carcinogens in the kitchen and on the food table, writes <b>Mia Malan</b>.

Sleeping pills linked to early death

Chronic insomniacs are far better off treating their condition through cognitive behaviour therapy than with pills, new research suggests.

Medical innovations raise hopes of many

Tropical diseases such as malaria could be wiped out as scientists figure out how to render mosquitoes sterile.

Smacking will never be right

Parental duties must not be done in anger and corporal punishment is therefore not justified

It’s war on tropical diseases

But experts warn that drugs alone will not win it, after the pharmaceutical giants agree to work together on an ambitious project.

Breast is best – for slim adults

Exclusively breastfed babies are less likely to become obese adults, research has shown.

Dental treatments to make you smile

It's not too late to get that ice white smile.

[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.

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