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Chest & Lung
June 9, 2015

Farewell Jenna Lowe, you will be missed

It always brings us great sadness to mention the passing of a courageous and outstanding person. After months of recovering from a double lung transplant, Jenna Lowe, 20, passed away yesterday. (more…)
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Asthma
February 3, 2014

Peanut allergies may soon be a concern of the past

Although new cases of peanut allergies are on the rise, that might be a concern of the past, as scientists believe they might have found a solution. Even though it’s not a cure, scientists have developed a new system that will help build-up tolerance to peanut allergies. This revolutionary test is a form of immunotherapy, and involves patients between the ages of 9 and 16 who are exposed to small doses of peanuts, over a long period of time. (more…)
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Brain and Nervous System
January 17, 2014

Schumacher STILL in medically induced coma

Recent reports of Michael Schumacher are that he hasn’t recovered enough to be taken out of his medically induced coma. The former Formula 1 driver has been in a coma for 18 days, following a freak skiing accident in France at the end of last year. According to German Newspaper, Bild, Schumacher’s condition is still considered critical and at this stage there are no plans to bring him out of his medically induced coma. (more…)
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Asthma
January 9, 2014

Easing asthma symptoms through diet

If changing your diet could reduce your asthma symptoms, would you do it? For most people, it’s an easy “yes!” Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world, and the number of new people being diagnosed with asthma each year is on the rise. To help solve the mystery behind the increase, researchers have been looking at everything from diet to air pollution. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
December 12, 2013

“Fake sign-language interpreter” claims to have schizophrenia

A small, but loud storm has erupted around one of the sign-language interpreters used at late President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service held at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 11 December. During the proceedings various signers – from DeafSA, actress Marlee Matlin and others – commented on different social media platforms that they couldn't understand what he was signing, and that it didn't resemble anything anyone had ever seen. After a full day of speculation, jokes, red faces and unanswered phone calls, the sign interpreter has come forward to say that his communication breakdown on the day was due to a…
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