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10 Cold weather tips for arthritis sufferers

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Contributor

For some the autumn and winter months are a thing of beauty, but for those with arthritis it ...

How to reduce the risk of high blood pressure

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Contributor

South Africa has one of the worst rates of high blood pressure in the world. Find out how ...

What is Fabry disease?

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Contributor

A progressive genetic disorder, Fabry disease is not curable, but it can be treated in different ways…

How fish oil eases asthma

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Contributor

Scientists have discovered new information about omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and it could benefit people ...

Haemophilia affects over 5 000 South Africans

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Contributor

An estimated one in every 10 000 people is born with haemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder. Learn more ...

Low gluten diets linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Posted on March 14, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found that following a low gluten diet may make you more prone to developing type 2 ...

Obesity linked to chronic kidney disease

Posted on March 7, 2017 by Contributor

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

How a desk job affects your waist and heart

Posted on March 7, 2017 by Contributor

Do have a desk job? It could be affecting your waistline and your heart, according to research. Find ...

Heartburn medications linked to kidney damage

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Contributor

The sudden onset of kidney problems has been connected with popular heartburn medication. What’s worrying is that the ...

Heart attack symptoms that are often missed

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Contributor

Early heart attack symptoms might have been missed in many patients admitted to hospital, according to a new ...

‘Fasting diet’ fights major diseases

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found that a five-day 'fasting diet' reduced the risk factors for diseases like cancer, diabetes and ...

Spotlight on rare diseases

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Contributor

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

Fall in love with your health

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Contributor

During the month of love, make some positive lifestyle changes and fall in love with good health …

How insecticides increase diabetes risk

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Contributor

Scientists have found that chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products could increase the risk of developing ...

High-fibre diet may alleviate gout

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Contributor

Suffering from gout? New research on mice shows that a high-fibre diet could inhibit gout-related inflammation …

The diet that cures Crohn’s disease

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Contributor

A study has found that certain dietary changes helped children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis reach remission ...

The path to zero HIV infection

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Contributor

This World AIDS Day focuses on the youth, with the goal of reaching zero new HIV infections by ...

Could buchu help fight diabetes?

Posted on November 25, 2016 by Contributor

Recent research has found that buchu, a Fynbos plant endemic to the Western Cape, has significant anti-diabetic properties ...

What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Contributor

Do you know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? If you’re not 100% sure, read ...

10 Things you might not know about diabetes

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Contributor

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is calling on South Africans to ...

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