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Going ‘cold turkey’ can have serious physical & psychological consequences for alcoholics

Posted on May 26, 2020 by PRESS

“The ban on alcohol sales could potentially have a darker side, in that sudden alcohol withdrawal in a ...

Here’s what the WHO says about smoking during Covid-19

Posted on May 26, 2020 by News24.com

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening announced that tobacco sales will remain prohibited, while liquor sales will resume ...

Covid-19 cases reach 23 615, death toll at 481 with 11 917 recoveries in SA

Posted on May 26, 2020 by ANA Newswire

The health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has said in a statement on Monday that the total number of ...

COVID-19 may cause a thyroid disease

Posted on May 25, 2020 by Contributor

Being infected with COVID-19 may cause a thyroid disease known as subacute thyroiditis...

Covid-19 death toll reaches 429, infections at 22 583 with 11 100 recoveries in SA

Posted on May 25, 2020 by News24.com

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a downgrade to Level 3 lockdown restrictions on Sunday evening, the Covid-19 infection ...

Weight loss reality check: How much does your DNA influence your weight?

Posted on May 24, 2020 by ATW Nutrition Coaching

If you have a family history of obesity, then you need be extra diligent about your diet. That's ...

10 Good things that happen when you stop drinking alcohol

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Change Exchange

More than just a lifestyle choice, consuming alcohol affects your body in many ways… Here’s what will happen ...

Smell loss: If you can’t smell the coffee, you may have COVID-19

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Contributor

Data from 50 countries points to smell loss as being a symptom of COVID-19 and women are particularly ...

Here’s what various proposed models predict about Covid-19 in South Africa

Posted on May 22, 2020 by GroundUp

Estimates of Covid-19 deaths range from a few thousands to several hundreds of thousands.

Actuary believes ongoing lockdown will do more harm than good

Posted on May 22, 2020 by The Citizen

Nick Hudson and his team maintain there should be far fewer deaths in SA than current models about ...

SA’s Covid-19 death toll at 369, infections reach 19 137 with 8 950 recoveries

Posted on May 22, 2020 by News24.com

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced 30 new Covid-19-related deaths, with the toll now standing at 369 as ...

PICS: Doctors remove huge 2kg hairball from woman’s stomach

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Magazine Features

A woman in her 20s from the city of Taif in western Saudi Arabia had been complaining of ...

Cloth mask or face shield? Expert weighs in

Posted on May 21, 2020 by The Citizen

Properly fitted and worn correctly, experts say one of the masks may in fact increase your chances of ...

Premature newborn dies from Covid-19 as cases reach 18 003 in SA

Posted on May 21, 2020 by ANA Newswire

As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 18 003 with 339 ...

COVID-19 can be life threatening even without the ‘typical’ symptoms

COVID-19 can be life threatening even without the ‘typical’ symptoms

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Contributor

Some people don’t exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19 and yet develop sudden and potentially life-threatening complications...

Lockdown: TB & HIV patients who default on treatment are at higher risk for Covid-19

Posted on May 20, 2020 by The Citizen

Thousands of TB and HIV patients have not been collecting their medicines during the South African lockdown period

Innovative Kenyan boy invents hands-free machine for washing hands

Posted on May 20, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Nine-year-old Kenyan Stephen Wamukota has invented a hands-free hand-washing device that is operated using foot pedals and is ...

Covid-19: SA cases increase to 17 200, death toll at 312 with 7 960 recoveries

Posted on May 20, 2020 by ANA Newswire

South Africa has seen another 26 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the death toll from the disease nationally to ...

A new HIV strain has been discovered, but health experts say that we don’t need to panic… 

You can get tested for Covid-19 and HIV at the same time

Posted on May 20, 2020 by The Citizen

“If you don’t know your HIV status, Right to Care and the department of health’s community counsellors will ...

Low-carb diets could be bad for your heart

COVID-19 cardiovascular complications: How the virus affects the heart

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Contributor

Emergency medicine doctors have compiled a new guide detailing the potentially deadly COVID-19 cardiovascular complications...

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