Home > Lifestyle > Health and your money > News News All sections in Health and your money » Choosing your Insurance » Disability Insurance » Dread Disease Insurance » FAQs » Gap Insurance » Health and Money News » Medical Schemes » Retirement » Retrenchment Doctors fearful of malpractice order unnecessary tests In a survey, 97 percent of ER physicians said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed. Quiz Are you practical? » Ask CyberShrink » Subscribe General Newsletter » Like Health24 on Facebook » For love or the money, what really rules our hearts? The story of money 2015 Budget lacklustre on the health front Healthcare got a rather cursory and perhaps disappointing mention in Wednesday’s Budget speech that looked very like a reiteration of what’s gone before - especially when it came to National Health Insurance. SA cutting down on travel and socialising this Xmas According to a survey, South Africans will be spending more on food and less on travel and socialising this festive season. Flat broke, but feel for a party? It happens to everyone, not just you. There you are, just dying to go out, but it's that time of the month - you've messed up your budget and you're flat broke. So what now? The unseen costs of medical malpractice We all know lawsuits can be both costly and time-consuming for all parties involved. Here are some facts about medical malpractice lawsuits, and the new software that might save the day. Beware of medical insurance scams The Minister of Health has said that most medical insurance schemes encourage collusion between patients and doctors, unnecessarily extending hospital stays in order to cash in. “ Latest comment on Health24 Claus Mog says... Every hour of every day is earth hour for me. I live in a house, cook every day with electricity, work on the computer all day, and have a normal geyser. Despite all of that my... Does everybody hate Earth Hour? ” Gambling – more losers than winners Fancy betting on the horses this November? Have fun, but be warned – the majority of punters lose money, and there will always be more losers than winners. Disabled kids less likely to go to school Severely disabled children are less likely to get an education, according to recent statistics. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.