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what you can do to help prevent the spread of superbugs…

How you can help prevent the spread of superbugs

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Contributor

Find out what you can do to help prevent the spread of superbugs…

Highly infectious whooping cough on the rise in SA

Highly infectious whooping cough on the rise in SA

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Contributor

Parents are warned to be vigilant about the health of children after a notable rise in the number ...

If you had flu this winter, it was probably Swine flu

If you had flu this winter, it was probably Swine flu

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Contributor

Although we experienced a mild cold- and flu season, if you did have flu this winter, it was ...

WIN one of eight Buchulife hampers valued at R750 each

Posted on August 6, 2018 by Shelley Armstrong

Discover the power of Buchu with the all-natural Buchulife range...

What does your weight have to do with the flu?

What does your weight have to do with the flu?

Posted on August 4, 2018 by Contributor

Getting sick is no fun, but what does your weight have to do with the flu? Research has ...

Product review: Septogard natural antibiotics

Product review: Septogard natural antibiotics

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Monique Warner

There’s no better time to test an immune-boosting product, like Septogard natural antibiotics, than at the start of ...

WIN 1 of 6 Linctagon hampers worth R1000

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Shelley Armstrong

When your child is sick, it’s ok to worry about you too...

The truth about over-the-counter drug addiction

The truth about over-the-counter drug addiction

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Contributor

Anyone can become an addict, even if the substance was a once-prescribed painkiller. Let’s take a closer look ...

When getting a tattoo is a bad idea

When getting a tattoo is a bad idea

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Contributor

Tattoos may be trendy, but doctors warn that some people may experience complications after getting a tattoo…

A tick bite made me allergic to meat

A tick bite made me allergic to meat

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Monique Warner

After a number of hospitalisations and tests, Rene Morcom finally found out that a tick bite had made ...

2 Myths about boosting the immune system

2 Myths about boosting the immune system

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Contributor

Registered dietitian Linda Drummond explains why two commonly understood ways of boosting the immune system are actually myths…

Study: Vitamin C shortens duration of colds

Study: Vitamin C shortens duration of colds

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Contributor

Are you sick of being sick? Try vitamin C! Research has found that taking a vitamin C supplement ...

Could you have a primary immunodeficiency disease?

Could you have a primary immunodeficiency disease?

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Contributor

Struggling to fight off infections could be a sign of a primary immunodeficiency disease (PID)…

9 Ways to protect yourself from malaria

9 Ways to protect yourself against malaria

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Contributor

Due to global warming, mosquito-borne diseases are on the rise. Here are ways to protect yourself against malaria…

Sick Building Syndrome: Is your office making you ill?

Sick Building Syndrome: Is your office making you ill?

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Contributor

If you ever feel ill at work, but the symptoms disappear when you get home, you may be ...

Sleep deprivation and weight gain linked

Sleep deprivation and weight gain linked

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Contributor

Numerous studies link sleep deprivation and weight gain and, according to a specialist neurologist, it can become a ...

How effective is the flu vaccine?

How effective is the flu vaccine?

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Contributor

Is it worth getting a flu vaccine? Scientists have predicted that the current vaccine is only 20% effective…

Flu outbreak 2018: How to protect yourself

Flu outbreak 2018: How to protect yourself

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Contributor

Overseas, the 2018 flu outbreak was severe and we are expecting South Africa to follow this trend…

3 Natural ways to boost your immune system

3 Natural ways to boost your immune system

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Contributor

Before unwanted sniffs and sneezes start, nip them in the bud. Here are three natural ways to boost ...

How to reduce the chance of contracting a hospital-acquired infection

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Contributor

The last thing you want is to leave hospital sicker than when you went in, but it can ...

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