Home > Medical schemes > News News This is the worst ever breach of medical records Experts say medical data can be far more lucrative than credit cards after hackers stole data on as many as 80 million customers at health insurance giant Anthem. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Smoking and obesity can cost you a lot of money According to a recent report annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with non-smokers and people of healthy weight. Minister appoints new council to oversee medical schemes Prof Yosuf Veriava has been re-appointed as Chairperson of Council that oversees the governance of the Council for Medical Schemes. Your scheme and breast cancer – 10 questions to ask If you get breast cancer, how much will your medical scheme pay for your treatment? mySOS launches SA's newest emergency app mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA. SA needs organ donors South Africa is experiencing a major shortage in organ donations according to the South African Organ Donor Foundation. Up to 30% of all medicines in Africa are fake The Internet is the perfect channel for counterfeit medicines, an industry that is more profitable than trafficking heroin. And Africa has proven to be the perfect market. “ Latest comment on Health24 Henk Badenhorst says... Obstruction of small intestine. Hence vomiting, malabsortion of nutrients etc. Can do a camera (if needed), or a "barium sluk" radiography, to determine if there is a blockage.... What's your diagnosis - no 1 Vomiting and weightloss ” Medical records worth more than credit cards on black market The FBI has warned healthcare providers to better protect themselves against hackers as patients' medical records are worth ten times more than credit card information on the black market. Crowdfunding - Latest aid towards medical procedures With crowdfunding, the new online innovation, you may not need to be wealthy to have the medical treatment you desperately need but can’t afford. Without Medical Gap Cover, members are liable for shortfalls Medical scheme members are often angry and upset when they realise hospitalisation costs are mostly not fully covered by their medical schemes. Gap Cover could be the answer. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors What's this about vitamin B? Independent studies have proved once again that EPO significantly improves symptoms of atopic eczema JJ & Associates offers gents' health– the first medical practice of its kind Live healthier Safety first » Those training for Cycle Tour at risk of flu How to cycle Support the Cycle Tour in style Safety tips for cyclists The number of cycling injuries are on the increase. Here's more about wearing proper safety equipment. Hit the road » Advice for the long runner Hill training: how to do it Why running is good for you What to wear when you run You do not need a gym membership to run. All you need is the correct clothing and you're ready to reap the benefits.