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Link: Open-heart surgery and respiratory infection

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Contributor

The first full study suggests a link between 'Mycobacterium chimaera' infection and contaminated heater-cooler units used during open-heart ...

Burden of diabetes set to increase across sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Contributor

As sub-Saharan African countries struggle to cope with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs ...

Factors causing high cholesterol

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

There are many factors that can cause a person to have high cholesterol levels…

Treatment options for osteoarthritis

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Contributor

Osteoarthritis can make simple pleasures, like walking and gardening, painful. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the condition…

Break the epilepsy stigma

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Contributor

With approximately 50 million people worldwide living with epilepsy, it’s tragic that many epileptics still battle stigma in ...

How to help children deal with diabetes

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Contributor

Having a diabetic child adds another dimension to parenting. Here’s a psychologist’s advice for helping children to deal ...

Drug combination improves lung function of children with cystic fibrosis

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Contributor

A combination of two drugs – lumacaftor and ivacaftor – improves lung function in children aged six to ...

Excessive exercise may damage the gut

Posted on June 12, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute- or chronic gut issues…

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 ...

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