Home > Medical Medical All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Results from two major trials may revolutionise how HIV is treated For those living with HIV, earlier antiretroviral treatment can have significant health benefits, according to the results of START and TEMPRANO, two major trials ADHD Antipsychotics prescribed for inappropriate conditionsTeachers must be aware of ADHD symptoms, says DARitalin abuse runs riot in South African schools Could stress be mistaken for ADHD in SA? ADHD medication is doled out left right and centre in South Africa. With the symptoms of chronic stress and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder overlapping greatly, could we be misdiagnosed as a nation? 5 common winter allergies and how to manage them While most of us associate allergies with spring, there are a number of allergens that trigger flare ups in winter too. Here are five common causes of winter allergies and how to manage them. Arthritis Future knee implants will be made by silkworms It may sound like science fiction but researchers are currently developing knee implants to improve osteoarthritis pain and inflammation using the silk produced by silkworms! A fizzy drink a day ups diabetes risk regardless of weight Even in people who are slim, drinking fizzy cooldrinks every day puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Gluten-free may not improve athletic performance When Australian researchers put a group of elite cyclists on a gluten-free diet for one week, their performance was no better than before. Eye Health Gauteng Health Dept fast-tracks eye ops in honour of Madiba The Gauteng Department of Health reduced cataract operation backlogs for Mandela Day, helping to restore vision among the elderly. Hearing Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer Gene therapy to improve hearing in those with genetic deafness has shown promise in a new trial - a treatment that could greatly improve the quality of life of children born with hearing impairments. Incontinence New study helps women with stress incontinence make informed treatment choices A new systematic review on the benefits and risks associated with stress incontinence surgery aims to help women make more informed decisions about their treatment. Liver Health Eating the wrong mushroom may cost you your liver In the US there are about 6,000 reported cases of mushroom poisoning each year, most being mild cases, though many may go unreported. Sleep Insomnia can increase pain for osteoarthritis patients Disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the human body processes and feels pain, meaning that less sleep may increase pain for osteoarthritis sufferers. Sore throat 5 signs your sore throat could be more serious than you thought Often we are tempted to treat a sore throat at home but it can be a symptom of something far more serious. If you have one of these five signs, you should book an appointment to have your throat examined by a doctor. Sports Injuries Rugby takes toll on spine Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of spine degeneration than those who don't play sport, according to the results of a new study. Stroke Educating stroke survivors improves speed of treatment For those who have suffered a stoke, special education can help them to better identify future strokes, enabling them to quickly get emergency care. Vaginal Health Douching may be bad for the vagina A study has found that hygiene products for vaginal douching may expose women to potentially harmful chemicals. advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.