Home > Medical schemes > News News 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. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery 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. 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. 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? SA medical service providers overcharging Some medical service providers in South Africa are charging more for services that are on the list of prescribed minimum benefits. “ Latest comment on Health24 Nancy Cladi says... i am NANCY by name, i want to tell the whole world how i got my hiv cured, i live in Manchester united kingdom, presently i am working as a teacher in an high school, i was once a... Nutritional needs of people with HIV/Aids ” 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. Healthcare Funders reassured about their role under NHI With the imminent publication of the White Paper on National Health Insurance, the question being asked by many delegates at the Board of Healthcare Funders’ 14th annual conference is “will it be constitutional?” load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Stress » Childhood stress PTSD and weight Managing work stress The symptoms of stress Take a look at the symptoms of the acute fight-or-flight stress reaction and the effect of long-term, unmanaged stress. Men's health » Exercise and sperm Best sperm season Smoking and sperm How to boost the health of your sperm You’d think that with millions of babies being born each day, the average sperm is a pretty healthy swimmer. Not so. Here are a few things you can do to boost the health of yours.