Home > News Top Headlines Doctor leading Ebola fight contracts disease himself Sheikh Umar Khan is fighting for his life after catching the disease at a hospital in the epicentre of the pandemic. SA to start HIV+ patients on antiretrovirals sooner The Health Minister said that as of January 2015, HIV-positive patients will get antiretroviral treatment at an earlier stage. Gut bacteria suffer when hit with infection A better understanding of the major alterations that occur when foreign bacteria disrupt the gut microbiota can help clinicians treat and prevent gastrointestinal inflammation. SA youth want drinking age lowered In a survey, 50 percent of respondents believe it appropriate for people under 18 to drink alcoholic drinks and want the legal drinking age to be lowered. Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread? A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Would that work in SA? News24 investigates. Conservatives in US Senate oppose disability treaty A US Senate committee voted to advance a UN treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but still needs to ratified by the full Senate. High-salt diets can cause heart woes in diabetics In a Japanese study heart disease risk jumped nearly 10-fold for people with poorly managed type 2 diabetes and a diet with excess salt. Amount of alcohol consumed may be linked to all types of arthritis According to study, relationship between alcohol and arthritis greater in men than in women Children of obese mothers more likely to get asthma Compared to children born of mothers with normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had significantly higher odds of asthma. Germany allows patients to grow their own cannabis A German court ruled that seriously ill patients will be allowed to grow their own cannabis if they meet the requirements on a case-by-case basis. 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