Home > Medical schemes > News News Changes to tax treatment of medical expenses from 1 March From 1 March 2014, all taxpayers regardless of age will be on a credit-only system. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Health tips for the December holidays With the December holidays fast approaching, here are a few important health tips. Use of generics more than doubles in SA Since 2004 there has been a 14% increase year-on-year in the use of generics, and more and more South Africans are using generic medications purely because of the price. Management programmes show encouraging results As we highlight World Aids Day on 1 December it is encouraging to see there have been major advances in the understanding of the disease as well as developments in its management over the last decade. Hypnosis for smokers: first scheme pays Every year 44 000 South Africans die from smoking-related diseases. Now the first SA medical scheme is covering hypnosis as a treatment for those who want to quit smoking. Barriers in SA healthcare need to be broken down Strong partnerships between the public and private sector need to be built if South Africans want to achieve optimum health. Medical schemes threatened by health insurance? Are medical schemes in South Africa being undermined by the rapid proliferation of health insurance products on the market? “ Latest comment on Health24 Dayton Funk says... She was 29 he was 27. She was mature and he was not. After the lust was gone O.P. who only loved himself was thinking of moving on. The house, the car, the jewellery was all a... Do you hope Oscar is innocent, or do you need him to be innocent? ” Hospitals quote for parking but not procedures An enterprising surgeon in Philadelphia says he could find out how much parking would cost at 20 hospitals, but only a few would give a quote for a procedure. US woman battles health insurance decision Quinn Nystrom of Minnesota is suing her medical insurance for refusing to pay for much needed residential treatment for her psychological problems. Momentum Health announces low contribution increase Momentum Health announced a contribution increase well below that of its major competitors. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.