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Burn victim undergoes cutting edge procedure

Health24.com - 26 April, 2013 - 08:48
Five-year-old Celiwe Maseko will today undergo a hi-tech skin cloning procedure in Johannesburg.

Breathalyser for drugs one step closer

Health24.com - 26 April, 2013 - 08:47
A new breath study brings roadside drug testing closer.

How trees play role in smog production

Health24.com - 26 April, 2013 - 08:22
Trees may actually be adding to air pollution.

Porn: no big impact on sexual behaviour

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 16:21
Porn is is just one of many factors that may influence the sexual behaviours of young people.

Global leaders support new six-year plan to deliver a polio-free world by 2018

WHO News - 25 April, 2013 - 14:01
25 April 2013 – Today, at the Global Vaccine Summit, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) presented a comprehensive six-year plan, the first plan to eradicate all types of polio disease – both wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived cases – simultaneously. Global leaders and individual philanthropists signaled their confidence in the plan by pledging close to three-quarters of the plan’s projected US$ 5.5 billion cost over six years.

Humans passing drug resistance to animals

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 12:46
Research identifies possibility that humans are passing on antibiotic resistance to wildlife in Africa.

Celebrity chef recipes bad for your health

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 10:49
Experts warn celebrity chef recipe's are "exacerbating" health problems.

Blood test may catch deadly fungal infection

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 10:25
An experimental test may catch deadly fungal infection faster than current ones.

'Gut reaction' may predict cardiovascular risk

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 10:20
Higher levels of stomach substance linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests.

Cosmetic injections a 'crisis waiting to happen'

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 10:01
Cosmetic treatment needs tougher regulation, say experts.

Artificial blood vessels show promise

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 09:59
Artificial blood vessels could be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis.

New tool may detect fake malaria drugs

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 09:58
A new device uses different wavelengths of light to compare an authentic malaria drug with a potentially fake product.

Mediterranean diet tied to fewer hot flashes

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 09:44
Women who eat diets high in fruit and vegetables are less likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause.

Living in 'stroke belt' as teen raises risk

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 09:40
Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived.

Religion affects psychiatric treatment

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 09:37
Faith in God positively influences treatment for individuals with psychiatric illness.

SA on track to reduce malaria infections

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 08:39
Africa is the most affected continent with about 90% of all malaria deaths. Every year, about 219 million cases occur.

Clenching right fist boosts memory

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 08:23
A study suggests clenching the right hand may help form memories, while the left may help recall words.

Tackle malaria, malnutrition together

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 08:08
Increasing numbers of children are being treated for malaria and malnutrition with numbers expected to peak soon.

Facebook interests help map obesity

Health24.com - 25 April, 2013 - 08:06
Study correlates data on Facebook users' interests with obesity rates.

Europe’s undocumented migrants struggle to access healthcare

PlusNews - 25 April, 2013 - 06:04
NAIROBI, 25 April 2013 (PLUSNEWS) - Europe's financial crisis and rising xenophobia are complicating access to medical treatment for undocumented migrants, according to a new report by the international NGO Médecins du Monde (MdM).
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