Illnesses

  • 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 disease, including

  • 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 curb the

  • 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 cost of

  • 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 how to

  • 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 ...