Home > Medical Medical All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Why isn't SA getting these life-saving TB drugs? The first new drug resistant TB drugs in over 40 years offer new hope for patients. The problem is, they're either not available in SA, or are stuck at the Medicines Control Council. ADHD Most teens who abuse ADHD meds get them from others In a survey 54 percent of teens used ADHD meds for non-medicinal purposes. Allergy Eating peanuts – an allergy-preventing strategy for babies New studies indicate that babies who eat allergy-inducing foods are more likely to be protected than harmed. Arthritis Paracetamol ineffective for arthritis pain A new study found that acetaminophen (paracetamol/Tylenol/Panado) is not ideal for treating osteoarthritis pain and that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are much more effective. Asthma New 'AsthmaMap' could help redefine disease The 'AsthmaMap' is the first detailed representation of the different molecular processes involved in asthma. Cancer Mom delays chemo to protect 'saviour' baby A pregnant American woman is avoiding treatment for aggressive brain cancer to save the baby she says saved her life. Colds & Flu Flu shots totally safe for surgery patients Study findings show hospital stays are a fine time to vaccinate patients against the flu, particularly those who are older and at high risk of complications. Depression Joburg mental patients left out in the cold The Gauteng Department of Health is being urged to protect the human rights of the mentally ill patients at Life Esidimeni. Diabetes Diabetic patch might replace finger prick Experimental technology monitors blood sugar and delivers diabetic medicine with microneedles. Erectile Dysfunction Condoms don’t compromise erections Most young men who say that condoms compromise an erection are found to have erectile difficulties generally, suggest researchers. Hair Loss Your weave or braids could cause hair loss Almost half of black women surveyed have experienced hair loss - could braids, weaves and other hairstyles be to blame? Head lice Should you be worried about head lice? A recent study reported that lice in at least half of the United States have developed resistance to pyrethroids, an over-the-counter treatment product. Hearing Sound may be modified for cochlear implant hearing aid users Doctors are working alongside cochlear specialists to re-engineer and simplify music, making sound more enjoyable for listeners with cochlear implants. HIV Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Treating infant monkeys quickly with antibodies completely cleared the HIV virus after exposure, according to a new study. IBS Gut Feelings – the 'Second Brain' in our gastrointestinal tract The impact of stress on the stomach goes far beyond indigestion, and doctors have uncovered a complex connection between the brain and the digestive system. Incontinence Retrain your bladder to 'hold it in' Just about wetting your pants when you rush to the loo? You can train your bladder to hold it in a little longer. Leg Health Could dark chocolate help ease poor leg circulation? Dark chocolate may help those with artery problems in their legs. Sore Throat 9 ways to prevent sore throats Take these easy precautions to stop sore throats before they even start... Vaginal Health C-section babies may benefit from mom's vaginal fluids Study authors believe that early exposure to germs, or 'microbes', in the birth canal teaches newborns' immune systems to distinguish between helpful and harmful bacteria. Am I at risk of IBS? Calm your mind, ease your IBS Antidepressant treats IBS 4 new approaches to IBS treatment Dr Estelle Wilken, Health24’s Digestive Health Expert, has her finger on the pulse of current and new developments in the treatment of IBS. Can weather cause headaches?Can sex cause a headache?When to see a doctor for your headaches QUIZ: What type of headache are you suffering from? Headaches are more complicated than most people realise. It is, therefore, important to know what type of headache you are suffering from in order to treat it correctly. Here is how you can find out: Your wallpaper might be making you sickFlu shots may not always work for obese peopleTissue or handkerchief: which is better? 7 habits to protect you against the flu You don’t have to be obsessed with cleanliness, but there are some good habits you can adopt to help keep the flu and other illnesses at bay. Parents underestimate kids' access to porn Why women should make pornPorn addiction: what’s the fuss? How watching porn can cause erectile dysfunction An international study found that the percentage of men below 40 who suffer erectile dysfunction has skyrocketed in the last 15 years, from between 2% and 5% to 30%. Do cough mixtures really work?SEE: How long should a cough last?Why do you sometimes fart when you cough? 7 myths about cough A cough is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Although much is known about coughing, there are many half-baked ideas about this common ailment. Type 1 diabetes linked to higher risk of some cancersObesity linked to two types of cancerSymptoms of cancer SEE: It costs R15 trillion to fight this disease There are more than 100 different kinds of cancer that can affect you. The evolution of asthma treatmentShould you worry less about your asthma even if it’s mild?Did you know that if you had eczema as a baby, you have a greater chance of developing asthma later in your life? 7 ways to help your child avoid asthma Asthma has a very negative effect on children's lives, and parents should do everything in their power to prevent this disease from manifesting. advertisement From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.