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    Malaria blood donation guidelines

    Posted on January 16, 2017 by Contributor

    Having visited malaria endemic areas over the holidays could affect your ability to donate blood for several weeks ...

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    Typhoid fever outbreak in Zimbabwe

    Posted on January 13, 2017 by Contributor

    According to an expert, the recent outbreak of typhoid fever in neighbouring Zimbabwe is cause for vigilance, but not alarm

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    Creepy, crawly maggots are a medical powerhouse

    Posted on January 11, 2017 by The Conversation

    Their passion for the consumption of dead flesh makes the maggots of certain fly species uniquely beneficial in human wound

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    Why flavoured e-cigarettes are risky

    Posted on January 9, 2017 by Contributor

    Smoking e-cigarettes can put you at more risk of lung damage if you use flavourings, according to a new study

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    Shocking: Over 800 girls circumcised in Tanzania last December alone

    Posted on January 6, 2017 by ANA Newswire

    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) continues to be a problem in Tanzania, with more than 800 girls subjected to the practice

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    New organ: The mysentery discovered

    Posted on January 5, 2017 by Serisha Singh

    Scientists have discovered a new organ in the human body which could lead to new insights into various diseases ...

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    Promising breast cancer vaccine

    Posted on January 4, 2017 by Contributor

    Medical researchers are working on a new vaccine that could help early-stage breast cancer patients …

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    Health Check: Are cosmetics containing Vitamin A safe during pregnancy?

    Posted on January 4, 2017 by The Conversation

    Cosmetics promise us many things, but could certain skin-care products containing vitamin A be harmful to unborn children? ...

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    Ebola vaccine proves successful

    Posted on December 28, 2016 by Contributor

    An experimental Ebola vaccine had been proven – in a major trial in Guinea – to be highly protective against

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    New heart disease treatments available in SA

    Posted on December 28, 2016 by Contributor

    New technology at a Johannesburg hospital gives patients access to the latest heart disease and blood vessel disease condition treatments