Search Results for: pathogens

Could your washing machine be harbouring pathogens?

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 by Contributor

If you’re using an energy-efficient function on your washing machine, it could become a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens.

Pathogens main cause of childhood diarrhoea

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 by Contributor

Worldwide, diarrhoea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five, and is associated with approximately ...

Newly discovered antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by Contributor

Pathogens' resistance to antibiotics is causing a public health crisis but now, scientists have discovered a new antibiotic!

Flu season is bad news for Covid-19 severity, scientists warn

Posted on May 29, 2020 by The Citizen

Worsening the situation, are the country’s extreme socioeconomic disparities, which threaten the survival of vulnerable communities.

Could this help reduce indoor COVID-19 airborne transmissions?

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Contributor

With the coronavirus being a highly contagious respiratory virus, is there anything we can do to reduce indoor ...

Fake news ALERT! Covid-19 did not originate in SA

Posted on May 13, 2020 by

A quote out of context suggesting that the novel coronavirus may have originated in South Africa has led ...

Wildlife experts unite, urge WHO to support a global ban on wildlife markets

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 by A4W News

The broad coalition of organisations is calling on the WHO to release a formal position statement containing clear ...

9 Myths you need to stop believing about coronavirus

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 by The Conversation

The purpose of debunking these myths is to provide people with trusted information. And to provide people with ...

Coronavirus: Is SA ready to receive 151 citizens repatriated from Wuhan?

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 by

With the immediate repatriation of 151 South Africans from Wuhan in China, the government says it has already ...

Coronavirus: Specialised task team established to prevent spread of disease to SA

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 by

Response teams to the coronavirus outbreak have been activated in South Africa's nine provinces while a specialised team ...

Groundbreaking HIV vaccine strategy shows promise

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 by Contributor

A promising new HIV vaccine focuses on stimulating the immune system to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) against ...

Antibiotic resistance is a SEVERE health threat

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Antibiotic resistance is the tendency of pathogens - bacteria and fungi - to fight back against antibiotic drugs, ...

Study: Measles wipes out the body’s immune memory

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 by Contributor

The measles virus wipes out up to 73 percent of antibodies that protect against viral and bacterial strains ...

The danger of cleaning with bleach

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 by Contributor

Scratch bleach off the shopping list. Bleach fumes, in combination with compounds in many household products, form harmful ...

Why women are more susceptible to some diseases than men are

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 by Contributor

A new study has found a reason why women are more susceptible to some diseases than men and ...

1 In 10 people die from contaminated food every year

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Every year, nearly one in 10 people in the world, about 600 million people, fall ill and 420 ...

Hospital horror: Dead babies found in dirty laundry

Posted on Apr 18, 2019 by ANA Newswire

“I have been working here for several years and we are never sure what we will find when ...

The danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Contributor

Bioscientists have found a direct link between vitamin B12 deficiency and an increased risk of infection by potentially ...

Why your kid’s strep throat keeps coming back

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 by Contributor

Research has found that a combination of factors makes some children susceptible to the bacteria that cause strep ...

Handwashing & kitchen hygiene: How to protect yourself from ‘bad’ bacteria

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Watch This

Any place where there are a lot of people in one space has the potential to expose you ...

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