Reports of a man who woke up in a morgue after being declared dead has renewed people’s interest in what is called the Lazarus phenomenon.
As we celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August, we must take the time to highlight the extraordinary women on social media.
Here’s how the biggest open medical aid schemes compare in South Africa after various schemes announced their new contribution fees for 2021.
It is scary to imagine not being able to walk, losing functions of your spinal cord or just having balance problems. Here’s how robots are helping people walk again.
Speaking more than one language keeps the brain working harder and, in older people, can stave off Alzheimer’s for four or five years.
As masks become the norm worldwide, tech companies are rolling out weird and wonderful models to guard against infection.
Could dogs be more efficient and cost-effective at detecting the coronavirus than traditional medical tests? So far, trials look promising.
Research published in medical journal says eight out of nine previous studies found significant concerns over coffee usage. Others disagree.
Honey is cheap, readily available and has virtually no side effects. So what’s not to like, reports medical journal.
The SAMRC also said the number of estimated excess deaths have begun to decrease, which is consistent with the trend in the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths
President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a complete ban on the selling of alcohol, citing pressure on the health system.
Severe alcohol withdrawal could last days, weeks or even months.
The first SARS-COV-2 genome has been found in South Africa which could help us understand and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Since US President Donald Trump’s mention of the anti-malaria drug, we wonder if chloroquine will be able to fight off the coronavirus.
More than 5 000 volunteers at 14 different sites across South Africa took part in the 2016 HIV vaccine trial.
South Africa’s government has received some much-needed support for its NHI BIll from a group of former world leaders known as The Elders.
VR is transforming medical care in many ways. Young patients stuck in a hospital room can now wear Virtual Reality (VR) glasses to ‘play’ outside in a virtual playground.
Diagnosis and treatment is pretty inadequate in many African countries, and very little is actually known about the disease’s biology and epidemiology in people of African descent.
This powerful message can help end the HIV pandemic by preventing HIV transmission.
The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day, celebrated on 25 April every year, is “zero malaria starts with me.”
Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases affecting man. It is an ancient and modern disease – descriptions of illnesses similar to malaria are found in ancient texts from China, India, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Afriplex and House of Hemp have been granted the first medical cannabis cultivation license in South Africa.
The research team recruited 40 men, who were given low doses of the new experimental drug, MNTDC.
The procedure, performed by a team at the University of Pretoria, facilitates an ear transplant with the use of 3D printers and biocompatible titanium.
A major milestone in finding a cure for HIV.