Chronic Diseases

  • 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 symptoms may

  • 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 study …

  • '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 heart disease

  • 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 these, about

  • 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 diabetes …

  • 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 2030. Dr

  • 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 …