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FluInfections
June 11, 2015

3 Vital secrets about flu

Winter is here! Warm clothes, an excuse to wear that scarf, hot chocolate and nights in front of the fire sound really great, and they are! However, it’s also the season when viruses declare war on your immune system. This year we bring you 3 key secrets to preventing and beating the nasty influenza virus. 1. Rest really is the best medicine Do you think rest is for the weak? Guess again! Bedrest is one of the best weapons against the flu. The only way to beat the flu is to let your immune system do all the work. However,…

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Infections
June 9, 2015

What is rabies?

In South Africa, rabies infections cause around 30 human deaths a year. With proper treatment, these deaths could be prevented which is why it is so important for you to know the in’s and out’s of this deadly infection. (more…)

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AsthmaInfections
April 18, 2015

Help your doc with your diagnosis!

We’ve all done it. We wake up with a runny nose and immediately assume we have the flu or some type of nasty bacteria, causing havoc. But how do you really know? (more…)

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Infections
March 9, 2015

What is Typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is an infection caused by a bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. It spreads easily through food and water contaminated by sewerage. You can also get it from someone who has the infection. The infection is quite common in areas with overcrowding & poor sanitation. (more…)

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Infections
February 23, 2015

How are measles like zombies?

It’s a strange comparison, right? Except this virus is just like zombies in the most important way: it seemed like the measles was dead, but it isn’t. (more…)

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Skin
February 20, 2015

Where’d this ring on my arm come from?

“A ring is round and never ends, that’s how long we’ll stay friends,” unless it’s ringworm. Despite the name and what you might think you know about ringworm – it’s not actually a worm that finds its way into your skin! (more…)

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Skin
January 28, 2015

What do you know about shingles?

Patients describe the pain of shingles as severe and excruciating, and as a burning sensation. Once it begins, the pain can significantly impact both your health and your quality of life. What causes shingles, and who gets it? (more…)

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Skin
November 15, 2014

8 Skin-tingling facts

From acne and age spots to stretch marks and everything else in between, our skin has it all. It is the largest organ in the body, so there's obviously a lot to say about it, and we’re just scratching the surface with these 10 skin-tingling facts! (more…)

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Infections
July 31, 2014

Should we worry about EBOLA?

Somehow Ebola doesn’t seem real. With symptoms like internal and external bleeding, often from the nose, eyes, or mouth, it sounds more like a scary illness you expect to see in a Hollywood blockbuster such as “Contagion”. But Ebola is real, and the current death toll stands at 672, with a total of reported cases numbering 1203. (more…)

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Infections
July 28, 2014

What is hepatitis?

The word hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver without stating a specific cause, and that inflammation is usually a symptom of an illness or a condition. (more…)

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