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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Do you wake up exhausted? Does your partner complain about your snoring? You may be one of up to 6% of people who suffer from sleep apnea – in obese people that number is 77% – and you may not know you have it. Get more information on our website dedicated to sleep...

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NHI Bill is not what the ICU doctor ordered

NHI Bill is not what the ICU doctor ordered

By Mark Heywood• 16 August 2019  Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize. (Photo: Deaan Vivier / Media24)   316 Reactions Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize appears surprisingly calm for a politician at the centre of a tsunami. That can mean one of two things: either he...

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The fatal flaws of NHI

The fatal flaws of NHI

While the government is eager to show it is doing something about the country’s health-care crisis, the practicalities of its proposed plan for National Health Insurance remain murky 15 AUGUST 2019 – 05:00 TAMAR KAHN Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL/JACKIE CLAUSEN Does the...

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How ADHD meds might alter boys’ brains

How ADHD meds might alter boys’ brains

Dutch researchers found that, among boys with ADHD, taking medication increased their brains’ white matter. Procrastinating genius: did da Vinci have attention disorder? Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci’s litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probably...

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Many e-cigarettes loaded with germs – study

Many e-cigarettes loaded with germs – study

In a study, nicotine was not all that was found in the vapour of many electronic cigarettes… they also contained bacterial toxins and fungal elements. San Francisco closer to banning e-cigarette sales San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city...

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The ABC of medical aids

The ABC of medical aids

Monday | 24 June | 2019By Emsie Martin As long as one is relatively healthy and only see a doctor now and then about a cold or flu, you can still pay for the visits out of your pocket. Medical emergencies and the treatment of some chronic illnesses, however, could...

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5 conditions that could be mistaken for ADHD

5 conditions that could be mistaken for ADHD

Many medical professionals are too quick to diagnose ADHD in children, failing to take into account other possible causes of their symptoms. High energy levels could be mistaken for ADHD. (iStock)  ~  South Africa has one of the highest rates of prescribing medication...

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Could you have silent gallstones?

Could you have silent gallstones?

“Silent” gallstones don’t interfere with the function of the gallbladder, liver or nearby pancreas. Often they’re discovered during an imaging test for another health concern. Gallstones don’t necessarily interfere with the function of the gallbladder.  ~ As many as...

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