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Do you have a sexually transmitted infection?

Shenrina Badri

Infections that are passed from one person to another during sex are called sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Where germs hide in the office

A4W Contributor

We touch an average of 30 objects per minute in the office, many of which are contaminated with ...

More about osteoarthritis

Shenrina Badri

Osteoarthritis is a condition that is often regarded as the leading cause of disability among the elderly.

5 Healthy tips for fending off flu at work

A4W Contributor

If taking sick days off work is just as disruptive as taking a cold or flu into the ...

Joost van der Westhuizen’s fight against motor neuron disease


When rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND), he went through all ...

Are doctors too quick to prescribe antibiotics?

A4W Contributor

South African doctors are prescribing 50% more antibiotics to patients than they should, according to the pharmaceutical firm, ...

How much do you know about flu?

Shenrina Badri

Do you know how flu is spread and who is more at risk of getting the flu?

Handwashing site reduces spread of cold and flu viruses

A4W Contributor

A web-based programme to encourage more frequent hand washing has been found to reduce the risk of catching ...

How to prevent hepatitis

A4W Contributor

Hepatitis is a life-threatening but preventable disease. Read on to find out how you can protect yourself from ...

A healthy gut is critical for immunity

A4W Contributor

A healthy gut is critical for immunity as it promotes normal gastrointestinal function and protects against infection.

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