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Open-heart surgery safer in afternoon

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Contributor

Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in ...

Although 1 in 3 adults in China has high blood pressure; only 1 in 20 has condition under control

Posted on October 29, 2017 by Contributor

The two studies are part of the China Patient-Centred Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events (PEACE) Million Persons Project...

More than 25,5 million people die every year without access to palliative care

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Contributor

This report, published in The Lancet on 12 0ctober 2017, provides the first worldwide estimates of serious, health-related ...

thrombosis

What is thrombosis?

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Contributor

Thrombosis is one of the main causes of stroke and heart attack, but what is it and how ...

iron deficiency anaemia

Fatigued? You could have iron deficiency anaemia

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Contributor

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide and is especially prevalent in women and ...

In the right mood for a flu jab

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Contributor

New research has found that being in a good mood on the day of your flu jab may ...

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 ...

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