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 Nicolaas Stempels says... To make my final point: In science we do have paradigms, ‘guiding templates’: In cosmology we have the Big Bang; in chemistry the periodic table; in geology the stratigraphy and... Tim Noakes on carbohydrates ” 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 Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.