April 23, 2017



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Health24.com | ADSA: ‘We have no personal gripe with Noakes’

The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) believes that even though Prof Tim Noakes was found not guilty, doctors now need guidelines on using social media.

Health24.com | Epilepsy drug behind over 4 000 severe birth defects

The risk of birth defects associated with the epilepsy medication valproate has been known since the 1980s.

Health24.com | Got ADHD? There’s an app for that!

As technology gets smarter, so do the apps available to us. Here are four that will help you remain focused when your ADHD is doing the opposite.

Health24.com | BREAKING NEWS: Tim Noakes is not guilty

After many months of deliberation the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty.

Health24.com | Do all type 1 diabetics need to have an annual eye exam?

New research suggests that an individual's risk level for diabetic eye disease should determine how often they're screened.

Health24.com | Could young blood boost the ageing brain?

In a recent study, mice regained important memory skills after receiving transfusions of blood from human umbilical cords.

Health24.com | Body temperature might give clues to depth of coma

Research indicates that patients who are closer to consciousness may have more normal daily body temperature fluctuations. .

Health24.com | 7 scientific ways to cure erectile dysfunction

Before the advent of modern medicine there was not much one could do about erectile dysfunction, but nowadays men suffering from ED have a number of options.

Health24.com | 5 foods that can be bad for your gut

Keep your digestive system in top form by avoiding these five foods.

Health24.com | Scientists: We were wrong about not feeding babies peanuts

Previously doctors recommended avoiding introducing peanuts before at least three years of age.

Health24.com | It might not be wise to take steroids for a sore throat

A study seeking an alternative for antibiotic treatment for a sore throat found that only one-third of patients improved on steroids.

Health24.com | 20% of parents do not check kids' allergy meds expiration date

A survey found that a large number of options may leave parents wondering what kind of allergy medication to give their child, and how much.

Health24.com | SA doctor on TIME 100 most influential list

Prof Glenda Gray has worked tirelessly to find an HIV vaccine, and the international community is taking note of her efforts...

Health24.com | For men only!

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SKIN RENEWAL. Modern men are finally starting to look after their skins. Find out how male skin care and treatments differ from the other 51%.

Health24.com | The truth about Garcinia and weight loss

The latest 'magic' weight-loss ingredient is an extract from Garcinia cambogia, an exotic fruit. But does it work?

Health24.com | Prince Harry's journey shows grief can be a long road

Prince Harry's failure as a child to process Princess Diana's death led to a period of 'total chaos' in his late 20s.

Health24.com | QUIZ: How well do you know your digestive system?

Test your knowledge of your digestive system by taking this quiz.

Health24.com | First drug for rare disorder tardive dyskinesia approved

Tardive dyskinesia is characterised by repetitive involuntary movements, usually of the jaw, lips and tongue.

Health24.com | Debriefing and counselling needed for state nurses

Public sector nurses who don’t receive support are at risk of becoming either hardened to or over-involved in the challenges of their patients.

Health24.com | Only 20% of IBS sufferers seek medical help

There is no single treatment that is effective in all irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients – which indicates a need to develop new therapies.

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