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Fight the flu: Get a flu shot

A4W Contributor

As the days get shorter, the chilly mornings and evenings remind us that there are two seasons on ...

5 Little-known facts about TB

A4W Contributor

There are many misconceptions about TB so, since it's World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March, here are some ...

Paracetamol not effective for osteoarthritis sufferers

A4W Contributor

Researchers find that, taken on its own, paracetamol has no role in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis, ...

Alzheimer’s disease linked to gum disease

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A new study has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people ...

25-Minute test could reduce TB deaths among HIV patients

A4W Contributor

A low cost, easy to use urine test to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) among patients with HIV could help ...

Challenges facing SA renal patients

A4W Contributor

Can you imagine two full passenger planes crashing right now? That’s how many South Africans die of renal ...

TB: Everyone should use their elbow when coughing

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Covering your mouth with your elbow when coughing, instead of using a hand, helps reduce the spread of ...

What are cold sores?

Shenrina Badri

Cold sores are an infection that occurs in the mouth region …

What are your hiccups telling you?

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Most of the time hiccups are harmless but, if they last more than 48 hours, they may be ...

Common eye conditions

Shenrina Badri

Do you suffer from an eye condition? You are not alone …

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