Health

Male cancers and need for early detection

Call it pride, gung-ho manliness, or an unreasonable fear of having one's nether regions examined by a doctor, men tend to ignore health symptoms and hope for the best, usually only consulting a doctor when things have progressed to serious discomfort.

Itchy dog?

If you are driven mad by your dog’s constant scratching, licking, itching and ear flapping this summer, you are not alone.

State of emergency

The closing down of Grahamstown's only private ambulance service at the end of this month throws two very different forces in our town into sharp relief.

Navigating insurance hurdles after a cancer diagnosis

Modern medical advances have made it possible for more and more people to beat cancer, but cancer survivors are still at a higher risk of developing cancer again or having complications caused by their treatment.

October is breast cancer awareness month

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women by a significant margin. Statistics show that 1 in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Caffeine warning, not just for students

 Exam season is upon us and hundreds of thousands of students across the country are pulling caffeine-fuelled all-nighters in an attempt to cram a year’s worth of information into their heads, but a pharmaceutical company warns of caffeine-induced allergy. 

Get screened for skin cancer

Do something for yourself this Spring Day and get yourself screened for skin cancer National Skin Cancer Screening Day now set to become a reality for South Africans On 1 September 2014 several of South Africa’s leading dermatologists participated in a pilot project which involved the free skin cancer screening of South Africans.

Mobile platform for health tips mooted

Plans to launch a mobile platform for young South Africans to access health tips and useful information are in the pipeline, as the Department of Health takes its promotion of healthy lifestyles a step forward.

Choose medical aid carefully

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) is advising South Africans to consider the multiple factors affecting cover when choosing access to medical care.

Parents urged to check underage drinking

A campaign by the South African Breweries warns parents to look out for behaviour that might indicate that their teenagers may be consuming alcohol.