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Surgery death rates in Africa are double the global average

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Contributor

Almost one in five patients in Africa have complications after surgery and 2% of patients die after surgery...

Promising new drug for Alzheimer’s disease

Promising new drug for Alzheimer’s disease

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Contributor

Experimental drug J147 treats Alzheimer's disease and reverses ageing in mice. Now it is almost ready for clinical ...

How Alzheimer’s disease spreads throughout the brain – new study

Posted on January 9, 2018 by The Conversation

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47m people worldwide. It is the most ...

premature baby goes home

Born 3 months premature, Nkosinathi is now on his way home

Posted on January 8, 2018 by Contributor

A mother from Mandini in KwaZulu-Natal is overjoyed to be able to take her baby son home from ...

Listeriosis: Death toll rises to 61, over 700 confirmed cases

Posted on January 8, 2018 by News24.com

The listeriosis death toll has risen to 61 since the outbreak was announced in early December last year, ...

Alcohol may cause cancer by damaging stem cell DNA: study

Posted on January 5, 2018 by ANA Newswire

Drinking alcohol may cause irreversible damage to the DNA of stem cells and increase the risk of developing ...

The first effective drugs for preventing migraine may be available soon

Posted on January 5, 2018 by The Conversation

Migraines have a huge impact on every aspect of my life, so it is with excited anticipation that ...

How alcohol increases your risk of cancer

How alcohol increases your risk of cancer

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Contributor

New research has found that alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, which explains why drinking increases your risk ...

New Year’s resolution to get fit? THIS is the perfect training partner

Posted on January 3, 2018 by The Conversation

January is the month of ambitious resolutions – and getting fit and losing weight tend to top the ...

Baby girl born with her heart outside her body survives beyond all odds!

Posted on December 14, 2017 by ANA Newswire

Immediately after Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born, she was put in sterile plastic to protect her heart – ...

WHO commends South African parliament for passing sugar tax bill

WHO commends South African parliament for passing sugar tax bill

Posted on December 13, 2017 by Contributor

Dr Rufaro Chatora, Word Health Organisation (WHO) representative, commends the South African parliament for passing the bill to ...

Study: Polluted streets negate heart-lung benefits of walking

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Contributor

The study analysed the health impact of a walk through the traffic-polluted Oxford Street in London, compared to ...

Deadly “meningitis fungi” found in South Africa

Deadly ‘meningitis fungi’ found in South Africa

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Contributor

Microbiologists have found deadly fungi, which inhaled by humans can cause meningitis, in large numbers on trees in ...

Tax on sugary drinks passed

Tax on sugary drinks passed

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Contributor

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed a tax on sugary drinks. Find out why this ...

Public drive to fight spread of listeriosis

Posted on December 7, 2017 by News24.com

South Africa’s commercial hub of Johannesburg said on Thursday it had launched a drive to educate the public ...

A better mammogram? 3-D scans being put to the test

Posted on December 7, 2017 by ANA Newswire

A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray ...

The facts about flakka – the new “zombie drug” in SA

Posted on December 6, 2017 by People

It might not be the ‘zombie drug’ social media claims it to be, but that’s scant consolation. Flakka ...

prevent getting Listeriosis

3 Ways to prevent getting Listeriosis

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Monique Warner

The recent outbreak has raised many questions about how to prevent getting Listeriosis. Let’s look at three ways ...

Listeriosis outbreak: Those displaying symptoms should seek help immediately

Posted on December 6, 2017 by News24.com

Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has urged anyone who is displaying symptoms of Listeriosis to seek medical ...

WARNING: Listeriosis outbreak in SA has killed 36 people

Posted on December 5, 2017 by News24.com

More than 30 people have died following an outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa…

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