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Don’t panic. There is no influenza “outbreak”

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by

There is no influenza outbreak in South Africa, other than the normal increase of cases expected during winter, ...

Covid-19 can survive for 28 days on banknotes, glass, other surfaces

Posted on Oct 13, 2020 by

The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, ...

Paediatricians speak out against school closures

Posted on Aug 6, 2020 by A4W Contributor

As schools welcomed only Grade 12 learners back this week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South ...

WATCH: German sniffer dogs trained to detect Covid-19!

Posted on Aug 3, 2020 by

Dogs have a sense of smell about 1,000 times more sensitive than humans.

Immune-boosting IMUNIVAR™ with fucoidan – a first in SA!

Posted on Aug 3, 2020 by ADVERTORIAL

IMUNIVARTM’s high purity fucoidan extracts are efficacious, organic, solvent-free, organic, non-GMO accredited, Kosher and Halal certified -- perfect ...

How coronavirus affects the brain

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by The Conversation

There are detailed reports of brain illness emerging in people with relatively mild lung illness, in those who ...

Eating fewer meat & animal products is key to preventing the next pandemic – report

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by A4W Contributor

The pandemic has forced many of us to rethink the way we live. Why not consider your impact ...

Keto diet: Here’s why some people experience fatigue, nausea, headaches after starting it

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by The Conversation

The ketogenic diet is based on research from the 1920s that found lowering the availability of carbohydrates made ...

Could swine flu be the next pandemic?

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by The Conversation

A swine flu virus is circulating in China that has the potential for pandemic spread in humans. This ...

Alert but not alarmed: what to make of new H1N1 swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by The Conversation

Researchers have found a new strain of flu virus with “pandemic potential” in China that can jump from ...

Smoking ban: Top scientist says “there isn’t much merit in it”

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by

Top scientist Professor Shabir Madhi says that, from a scientific perspective, there isn't much merit in preventing the ...

SA can get COVID-19 under control if it blocks the routes that enable transmission

Posted on Jun 19, 2020 by The Conversation

As the lockdown is relaxed, South Africa’s focus should now be on how best to suppress the spread ...

“Don’t worry if you live next to a quarantine site” – Gauteng Health Dept

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 by

"We have noted that there have been concerns raised by some community members where quarantine sites are based"...

Covid-19 fatalities and protecting our elderly

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Just as children have the right of inheritance to their parents’ home and assets, the elderly also have ...

EC shows same pattern that drove outbreak in WC – Mkhize

Posted on Jun 4, 2020 by

The Western and Eastern Cape accounts for 78% of the country's confirmed coronavirus cases, with the Eastern Cape ...

WC vows to keep schools open unless court says otherwise

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 by

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer will not back down on her decision to let grades 7 and ...

Flu season is bad news for Covid-19 severity, scientists warn

Posted on May 29, 2020 by The Citizen

Worsening the situation, are the country’s extreme socioeconomic disparities, which threaten the survival of vulnerable communities.

COVID-19 cardiovascular complications: How the virus affects the heart

Posted on May 19, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Emergency medicine doctors have compiled a new guide detailing the potentially deadly COVID-19 cardiovascular complications...

South African universities isolate SA’s first novel coronavirus lab culture

Posted on May 12, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Collaborative efforts by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Stellenbosch University (SU) have yielded South Africa's ...

Food Lover’s Market in Soweto quashes rumours that an employee tested positive for Covid-19

Posted on May 5, 2020 by

Allegations that a staff member at Food Lover's Market in Jabulani Mall, Soweto, tested positive for the coronavirus ...

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