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What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Posted on Jul 8, 2018 by Shenrina Badri

Do you know what chronic fatigue syndrome is and what the signs and symptoms are?...

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How to stop skipping prescribed medication

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 by A4W Contributor

The prevalence of chronic diseases is on the rise and while many can be treated, skipping prescribed medication ...

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Chronic heavy drinking linked to increased risk of dementia

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 by A4W Contributor

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia, ...

Shania Twain biopic to chronicle singer’s personal tragedies

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 by Cover Media

Shania Twain is the latest celebrity subject of a television biopic - 'Shania Twain: The Price of Fame'...

How running protects you from chronic stress

How running protects you from chronic stress

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 by A4W Contributor

Research has found that running protects you from chronic stress by fighting off the negative impact stress has ...

Relieve & protect chronic dry skin with SBR Repair & SBR Lipocream¹ , ²

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 by ADVERTORIAL

Winter is on its way out, which means that the past cold and dry weather conditions have left ...

DA councillor fired for chronic absenteeism

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 by News24.com

The DA hopes to maintain a Cape Town ward in Wednesday’s by-election, following the sacking of its councillor...

1,6 Million South African children are obese

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 by A4W Contributor

The sudden rise of obesity in South African children means that more and more kids are developing life-threatening ...

Deep brain stimulation safe to treat chronic anorexia

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 by A4W Contributor

A small study of 16 people suggests the technique is safe for anorexics and might help improve mood, ...

Obesity linked to chronic kidney disease

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 by A4W Contributor

Did you know that being obese increases the risk of developing chronic kidney disease? Find out why …

Study reveals the diseases that South Africans died from in 2015

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 by News24.com

The leading underlying natural causes of death among South Africans in 2015 were tuberculosis and diabetes, Statistics South ...

Spotlight on rare diseases

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 by A4W Contributor

Millions of people around the world feel frustrated and isolated because they live with a rare disease. Of ...

Yoga may fight chronic back pain

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 by A4W Contributor

Good news! Yoga may help reduce pain and improve functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back ...

Break the cycle of chronic back- and neck pain

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 by A4W Contributor

Throw away those painkillers! A new interdisciplinary programme is offering hope to people suffering from chronic back- and ...

SA farmers urged to cultivate drought-resistant pulses & beans

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 by ANA Newswire

South African farmers have been urged to cultivate pulses, as the leguminous plant has proven to be drought-resistant, ...

Kim Cattrall opens up about battle with chronic insomnia

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 by BANG Showbiz

Kim Cattrall pulled out of the stage production 'Linda' last year because of chronic insomnia that left her ...

4 Ways to avoid chronic diseases

Posted on May 18, 2016 by A4W Contributor

It’s estimated that 80% of chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, and 40% of cancers, ...

Chronic diseases: The facts and risks

Posted on May 11, 2016 by A4W Contributor

Did you know that chronic diseases cause over 60% of all deaths worldwide? Find out if you are ...

Inflectra approved by FDA for rheumatic diseases

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 by A4W Contributor

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Inflectra for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, like rheumatic and ...

Chronic headache sufferer? Don’t skip exercise

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 by Beatrice Chan

If it feels like chronic headaches and migraines are ruining your life, don’t skip exercise. Working out may ...

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