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First vaccine to show protection against gonorrhoea

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Contributor

Some strains of gonorrhoea are now resistant to all available drugs, making vaccine development an urgent global health ...

How to reduce your chest infection risk

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Contributor

Here are tips from a paediatric pulmonologist to help you protect yourself and your family from a chest ...

Could you have hepatitis?

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Contributor

Although Africa has one of the highest hepatitis infection rates in the world, many people are unaware they ...

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 ...

Can you really die from a broken heart?

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Contributor

Are increasing instances of broken heart syndrome fact or fiction?...

5 Ways to prevent the spread of flu

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Contributor

Since more than half of medical scheme members will run out of day-to-day savings by August, here are ...

How to boost your immune system

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Contributor

It’s time to boost your immune system and ensure your body has the support it needs to combat ...

India’s diabetes epidemic moves to poorer people in affluent cities

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Contributor

As the country becomes more prosperous, the diabetes epidemic in India is likely to affect economically disadvantaged groups ...

Study: Half a million children still die from diarrhoea each year

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Contributor

The study finds that diarrhoea is the fourth leading cause of death for children and responsible for 8,6% ...

Watch out: Measles makes a comeback

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Contributor

Vaccination is more important than ever since measles has made a comeback as one of the leading causes ...

How to clear that cough quickly

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Contributor

Last year, South Africans spent half a billion rand on cough syrups. However, there are risks linked to ...

Drug-resistant tuberculosis set to increase in four countries

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Contributor

By 2040, a third of tuberculosis cases in Russia will be drug-resistant; compared with 1 in 10 in ...

Study: Zinc lozenges speed up common cold recovery

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found that zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three-fold...

The role mucus plays in the body

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Contributor

Plagued by a phlegmy cough? Find out why and what role mucus and phlegm play in the body…

China: Fast-growing, common infections need attention

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Contributor

Better measures are needed in China to tackle the most common diseases – including hand-, foot- and mouth ...

7 Myths about flu

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Contributor

With the flu season around the corner, it's important to dispel common flu myths and find out what ...

Study explores link between drought and human health

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Contributor

Drought across western USA affected 150 million people, and climate change is expected to increase the severity and ...

Could your thyroid be making you fat?

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Monique Warner

We all know at least one person who blames excess weight on their thyroid. Maybe you’ve even been ...

Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Contributor

'The Lancet' reports that an indigenous South American group has the healthiest arteries of all populations – thereby ...

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