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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 ...

How does your height influence disease risk?

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 by A4W Contributor

There is a relationship between height and chronic diseases and, scientists say, height even has an impact on ...

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Good to know: Acupuncture can treat chronic pain in children

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 by AFP - Relax News

Researchers say that all the patients reported significant and progressive reduction in pain throughout the period of the ...

How to prevent diabetic eye diseases

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 by A4W Contributor

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to various health problems, including diabetic eyes diseases. Learn how ...

Chronic medication: Are we taking it as prescribed?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by A4W Contributor

When we’re ill, more than half of us don’t follow the instructions that come with our chronic medication. ...

Yoga protects the brain from chronic pain

Posted on May 22, 2015 by A4W Contributor

Chronic pain is known to cause brain changes and impairments but yoga may prevent and even reverse this, ...

Sasol being sued for R80m for coal miners’ lung diseases

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 by News24.com

The civil suit against Sasol, for damages relating to lung diseases, totals R80m and it should serve as ...

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