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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 ...

5 Flu vaccine myths debunked

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Contributor

There are many misconceptions surrounding flu and the flu vaccine. Here are a few that have been discredited ...

Rise of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens progress

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Contributor

TB, caused by a bacterial species called 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis', kills more people each year than any other infectious ...

Is TB the leading cause of death in SA?

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Contributor

In South Africa, TB accounted for more than 33 000 deaths in 2015. What is being done to ...

Risk factors of osteoporosis

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

There are many risk factors for osteoporosis, some of which can be altered by making lifestyle changes …

How can I help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Posted on March 11, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Ever wonder how you can help prevent cardiovascular disease? …

The high cost of coughs

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Contributor

Last year, South Africans spent about half a billion rand on cough syrup. This does not include the ...

What is occupational asthma?

Posted on February 25, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Asthma that is caused/worsened by breathing in substances whilst at work is known as occupational asthma …

Beware of tick-borne diseases

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Contributor

This summer, beware of ticks as they can pass on potentially debilitating and serious tick-borne diseases. Find out ...

Possible symptoms of diabetes

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Here are some symptoms that may tell you that you have diabetes …

Religious leaders could promote male circumcision in HIV-prevention

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Contributor

Helping religious leaders discuss circumcision with their congregations could prevent thousands of men from being infected with HIV ...

Is it a cold or flu?

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Contributor

Your nose is running, your throat is scratchy and your head feels stuffy – but do you have ...

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