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 Paediatricians can help identify moms' depressionThe most common mental health disorders in South AfricaDepression in the elderly – why two antidepressants may be better than one 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 Couples that sext have better sexMany women reject female 'Viagra' pill 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. advertisement From our sponsors Win a Skin Renewal voucher valued at R2 000 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.