May 26, 2017



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South Africa’s leading consumer health website, providing world-class information and interactive tools for a healthy lifestyle. | 'I believe it’s easier to live with HIV than being diabetic'

Quintin Jonck was 26 when he was diagnosed with HIV about 18 years ago. Today, he’s happily married with three healthy children. | Lack of sleep doubles chances of dying from heart disease

People, especially those with certain risk factors, need sufficient sleep to lower their odds of death from heart disease or stroke. | 2 HPV shots can prevent genital warts

A new study recommends that medical professionals go ahead with the two-dose schedule for the prevention of genital warts caused by the human papillomavirus. | What to eat during Ramadan? Here's a complete meal plan

What Muslims eat pre-dawn and post-dusk during Ramadan is a critical part of maintaining a healthy body. | 5 stories to show how different young and old people are

Your baby's health is quite different from your grandmother's... | Unemployed scammed by bogus ads for hospital jobs

The Department of Health has issued warnings about fraudulent advertisements for jobs in the health industry that are scamming people out of thousands. | Laser skin therapy – could this be the answer to your skin problems?

Let’s shed some light on the incredible things certain lasers can do to reverse the effects of sun damage. | Paediatricians say: no fruit juice before age 1

According to experts there's no evidence that fruit juice has any health benefits for infants. | Older people have a smaller chance of getting CPR

A study found that people 60 and older were only half as likely to have received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as those under 49. | Can adults develop allergies?

We associate allergies with childhood, but what is the likelihood of these unwelcome reactions showing up later in life? | SEE: 7 puzzles to boost your brain power

Just how smart are you? Complete these puzzles to find out. | Anabolic steroids may tax the heart

According to researchers, anabolic steroid use can be linked to elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels – both risk factors for heart disease. | Lung cancer diagnosis quadruples suicide risk

It's important for family members, friends or caretakers to look for warning signs so that depression can be treated immediately. | Can dirty air keep you awake?

Researchers say that air pollution causes upper airway irritation, swelling and congestion, which may affect breathing patterns and sleep. | Health24 Health Challenge: Week 42

It's time for our weekly health challenge! Find out if you can score a perfect 10 on our quiz. | Drunken workers delay construction of Alexandra clinic

Completion of the clinic was scheduled for mid-2017, but workers are frequently not in a fit state to do their day’s work. | Actemra approved for giant cell arteritis

This drug has been approved to treat adults who suffer from a type of inflammation of the blood vessels. | 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system

When last did you give your gut any thought? Turns out these nine common habits could actually be causing damage to your digestive system. | Does Justin Bieber really have pink eye?

Justin Bieber recently posted a series of selfies after reportedly having contracted conjunctivitis in his left eye. | SEE: SA doctors perform second successful penis transplant

This comes after the world’s first successful penis transplant was done in December 2014 at Tygerberg Academic Hospital.

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