Health > Illnesses

How to fight summer colds

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Contributor

The weather may be warmer, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get sick. Here are some tips ...

Malaria back in southern Brazil after 50 years

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Contributor

Zoonotic transmission of malaria has been confirmed in recent cases in the Atlantic Forest region of southern Brazil...

Low/middle-income countries: 3-4 Servings of fruit, vegetables, legumes for health

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Contributor

Eating three to four servings of fruit, vegetables and legumes per day (375-500g) achieves a similar benefit against ...

Replacing fats with high carbohydrates worse for health

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Contributor

Reducing total fat intake, and replacing it with a high intake of carbohydrates may be linked to worse ...

Cold-and-flu season has us in its grip for longer

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Contributor

The cold-and-flu season typically varies from one season to the next, but according to experts, we might be ...

Lung conditions caused 3,2 million deaths worldwide in 2015

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Contributor

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung conditions that result in breathing difficulties – caused ...

Study: Antiretroviral injection for HIV safe and effective

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Contributor

An injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) every four or eight weeks may be as effective as a daily oral ...

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 ...

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