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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 ...

Mosquito-killing drug offers possible new tool for malaria elimination

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Contributor

Multiple, high doses of the drug, ivermectin, are well tolerated and able to kill mosquitoes feeding on humans ...

Low back pain: 540 Million people worldwide, but many receive wrong care

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Contributor

Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients are not receiving ...

3 Reasons to stay the full antibiotics course

Keep taking the tablets: 3 Reasons to stay the full antibiotics course

Posted on March 23, 2018 by The Conversation

The debate has been reignited: should we stop taking antibiotics when we feel better, rather than finishing the ...

Scary increase in drug-resistant TB

Scary increase in drug-resistant TB

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Contributor

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), drug-resistant TB in South Africa is on the rise...

Serious shortage of pathologists in low- and middle-income countries

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Contributor

The shortage of pathologists, laboratories, staff and basic medical tests results in misdiagnoses, inappropriate treatments and wasted resources ...

Costs of the Paris Climate Agreement outweighed by health savings?

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Contributor

Globally, the costs of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement between 2020-2050 could be outweighed by health savings due ...

5 Myths about flu and the flu vaccine

5 Myths about flu and the flu vaccine

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Contributor

Winter is on its way and with it, come the dreaded bouts of flu. But is it inevitable ...

Gina Rodriguez calls for more conversations about anxiety

Posted on March 14, 2018 by BANG Showbiz

Gina Rodriguez has urged people to talk more about anxiety to bring it to the forefront...

skipping prescribed medication

How to stop skipping prescribed medication

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Contributor

The prevalence of chronic diseases is on the rise and while many can be treated, skipping prescribed medication ...

Researchers propose five distinct types of adult-onset diabetes

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Contributor

Separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types, rather than just type 1 or type 2, might help ...

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