Category: Illnesses

3 Things your daughter needs to know about PCOS

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Here’s what you and your daughter both need to understand about PCOS...

What happens when infants have COVID-19?

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by A4W Contributor

What COVID-19 looks like in an infant younger than 3 months...

How coronavirus affects the brain

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by The Conversation

There are detailed reports of brain illness emerging in people with relatively mild lung illness, in those who ...

CGMs, bloodless blood sugar tests and how they work

Posted on Jul 15, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

CGMs are the bloodless blood sugar test that could change how you manage diabetes...

Become a bone marrow donor today

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Bone Marrow Registries around the world report a decline in donor registrations since COVID-19 outbreak...

COVID-19 vaccine: the challenges of running a trial in the middle of a pandemic

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 by The Conversation

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine trial...

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by The Conversation

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have ...

Can people spread the coronavirus if they don’t have symptoms? 5 questions answered about asymptomatic COVID-19

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by The Conversation

Infectious diseases researchers are convinced asymptomatic COVID-19 infections play a major role in the pandemic...

Coronavirus linked to greater risk of life-threatening infection in people with obesity

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by The Conversation

As worldwide coronavirus-related deaths tip a quarter of a million, a concerning trend is surfacing in the medical ...

High percentage of people with Covid-19 never show symptoms – research

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 by A4W Contributor

An extraordinary percentage of people infected by the virus behind the ongoing deadly COVID-19 pandemic never show symptoms ...

Breaking the stigma around Multiple Sclerosis with knowledge

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

What you need to know about Multiple Sclerosis and how you can help a loved one living with ...

Being pre-diabetic means you can still turn things around.

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 by A4W Contributor

While being pre-diabetic means you are at high risk of developing diabetes, you can still turn things around. 

COVID-19 may cause a thyroid disease

Posted on May 25, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Being infected with COVID-19 may cause a thyroid disease known as subacute thyroiditis...

COVID-19 can be life threatening even without the ‘typical’ symptoms

Posted on May 20, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Some people don’t exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19 and yet develop sudden and potentially life-threatening complications...

COVID-19 cardiovascular complications: How the virus affects the heart

Posted on May 19, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Emergency medicine doctors have compiled a new guide detailing the potentially deadly COVID-19 cardiovascular complications...

Could this help reduce indoor COVID-19 airborne transmissions?

Posted on May 18, 2020 by A4W Contributor

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

COVID-19 can cause cardiac injury in healthy people

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 by A4W Contributor

New research has found that COVID-19 can cause cardiac injury, even in patients without underlying heart conditions...

COVID-19: Make this your personal disinfecting routine

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Every trip to the grocery store may increase your risk if being infected with COVID-19, which is why ...

Eating too much salt weakens your immune system

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 by A4W Contributor

If you want to maintain a healthy immune system, cut down on your salt intake...

How can you tell the difference between TB and COVID-19?

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by PRESS

They are both respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms, so how can you tell the difference between TB and ...

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