Home > Medical schemes > News News 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. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Your scheme and breast cancer – 10 questions to ask If you get breast cancer, how much will your medical scheme pay for your treatment? 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Soumendra Nath Banerjee says... Dear,Dr. Its a very very good writing,specially Homoeopathic part.Its a new aproch on Homoeo .Drugs.....Thank u sir.Dr.S.N.Banerjee DMS (cal).Durgapur.W.B.20.12.14 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ” 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.