Home > Medical Medical All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Coming soon: Battery-free pacemakers powered by the heart? Pacemaker batteries eventually wear down, and have to be replaced every five to 12 years - so, some scientists have been working an alternative: battery-free pacemakers that in theory would never have to be replaced. ACNE Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands in the skin become clogged and inflamed, and infected by bacteria. ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are neurological syndromes, found in children as well as adults. BACKACHE Back pain can occur anywhere along the spine, but the most common site is the lower back or lumbar region. CANCER Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body and can develop in almost any organ or tissue. COUGH The cough reflex is a vital part of the body’s defence mechanisms. Dust or dirt particles that enter the airways allow the possibility of infections. DEPRESSION Depression is a medical illness which affects one’s mood, body, thoughts and feelings. There are several types and sub-types of depression. DIABETES Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the world and occurs when the body fails to process glucose correctly. EYE Though many eye health problems may be minor and will clear up with self-treatment, some may be serious and demand urgent medical attention. FLU Flu (or influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, sinuses, upper airways and lungs. ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Erectile dysfunction (previously called impotence) is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is sufficient to ensure satisfactory sex for both partners. HEADACHE HEART Heart disease is the number one killer in South Africa. 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will develop a heart condition before the age of 60. More evidence flu vaccine is safe during pregnancy A new large-scale, long-term study suggests that that flu vaccines won't harm the foetuses of pregnant women. Car crash risk much higher for US teens with ADHD US teenagers with ADHD are more at risk of a car accident in their first month of driving than their peers. South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence. Suspect your child has an ear infection? There may soon be an app for that A new app has spotted ear infections with high accuracy in new research - in what could potentially be a game-changer for parents and healthcare workers alike. ARV shortage a threat to children's lives Parents are resorting to sharing their HIV treatment with their children as confusion over paediatric stockouts continues. Bad breath? The problem might be your nose Wondering what might be causing your bad breath? Post nasal drip could be the culprit. What is 'salt therapy' and can it help with sinusitis? Here's a look into what salt therapy entails and just how helpful it actually is. How does constipation happen? What really happens inside our bodies when we become constipated? Faster, more accurate method of diagnosing heart attack patients Researchers have developed a new method of diagnosing heart attack patients in the emergency department that is more accurate and faster than current methods. Intensive blood pressure control may help preserve brain health Preliminary evidence indicates that aggressively treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Drop the word 'cancer', and patient choices change There's a growing consensus among cancer doctors that removal of the thyroid gland is an overreaction in most thyroid cancers. How to get rid of those white spots on your teeth Tips for treating and preventing tooth blemishes, so you can smile with confidence. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.