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Suffering from hypertension? Here’s why its affecting more South Africans

A4W Contributor

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. People suffering from hypertension are at increased risk of cardiovascular ...

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Three reasons why COVID-19 can cause silent hypoxia

A4W Contributor

Scientists are still solving the many puzzling aspects of how coronavirus attacks the lungs and other parts of ...

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COVID-19 causes an increase in rare Kawasaki syndrome like disease

A4W Contributor

COVID-19 infections have seen an increase in cases of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome similar to Kawasaki syndrome and increasing ...

Less Salt Near Heart Shape With Heartbeat On Wooden Desk On the dash diet you eat less than a teaspoon of salt in your food per day

The DASH diet could reduce your blood pressure in just two weeks

A4W Contributor

This healthy way of eating is a lifestyle change that can reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, diabetes and ...

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Woman grows fingernails out of her hair follicles 

A4W Contributor

Shanyana's hair follicles produce what looks and feels like hard fingernails!

Female Diabetic Doing a Glucose Level Finger Blood Test at Home . Normal Level of Blood Sugar

Good news for type 2 diabetics  

Zethu Sithole

Type 2 diabetes has been under increased scrutiny as a lifestyle disease and while there has been increased ...

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What you can offer diabetic guests

Zethu Sithole

Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help you avoid type-2 diabetes. If you already have it or ...

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What is Leukaemia and what can you do about it?

Zethu Sithole

Leukaemia and blood disorders may be considered rare, the kind of things you see on medical dramas but ...

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Watch this: Men can get get breast cancer too!

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Breast cancer in men is often misunderstood, contributing to late detection and an increased likelihood of death...

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What causes breast cancer? Sorting fact from fiction

The Conversation

what do women believe causes breast cancer? And what scientific support is there for these beliefs?

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