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. Important tests you should take at every life stage Prevention is better than cure - Getting sick is a part of life, and most of us will spend some time in our lives eating chicken soup and feeling sorry for ourselves. If we’re reasonably healthy we’ll bounce back after a short while and carry on as before. The value of digital technology in addressing quality care The explosion of technology into the healthcare industry and the wealth of online healthcare information is augmenting patient’s descriptions of their symptoms, making it safer, quicker, more reliable and cheaper to get accurate diagnoses. advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Choose wisely... » Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Decor danger! » Sick building syndrome FAQ: Sick building syndrome What is sick building syndrome? Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.