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World Asthma Day 2017

2018-07-24T14:16:30+00:00

Today is World Asthma Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness of the condition. It is thought that as many as 300 million people suffer from some form of asthma in the world – and there are 250,000 death each year linked to the disease. While many other disease are decreasing in number, the cases of asthma continue to increase with the number thought to reach 400 million by 2025. Here is everything you need to know.   What is asthma?   Those affected with asthma often have difficulties breathing due to the lung condition. There is no cure and [...]

World Asthma Day 2017 2018-07-24T14:16:30+00:00

Treatable TB Meningitis Disables Too Many SA Children

2016-06-15T07:23:25+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Children admitted to Hospital with TB meningitis are often admitted too late to change their condition. While they are likely to survive, their chances of a normal, healthy life are dashed. TB meningitis can be devastating for children, leading to death or permanent disability, yet the disease can be prevented and treated if caught in time. Brain damage Stellenbosch University research has shown that only 15 percent of children admitted to Cape Town’s Tygerberg Children’s Hospital with TB Meningitis are in the early stage of the disease. By the time most [...]

Treatable TB Meningitis Disables Too Many SA Children 2016-06-15T07:23:25+00:00

South Africa’s Health Department to Crack Down on E-cigarettes

2016-06-04T10:12:21+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi plans to target e-cigarettes as part of a move to ensure the tobacco industry is properly regulated in the country. Motsoaledi said there is a drive to categorise e-cigarettes as “any other kind of cigarette”, as some e-cigarettes contained nicotine. Others do not contain nicotine, he said, but it was not his department’s job to determine which variants did or did not. He said e-cigarettes that did not contain nicotine were still harmful, as they introduced youngsters to smoking. Motsoaledi said health ministers around the world agree that smoking – with [...]

South Africa’s Health Department to Crack Down on E-cigarettes 2016-06-04T10:12:21+00:00

World TB Day 2016

2016-03-15T01:34:28+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Code"]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G_X-9577rxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" text_font_size="14" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What is World TB Day? On World TB Day, 24 March, WHO is calling for new commitments and new action in the global fight against tuberculosis – one of the world’s top infectious killers. There has been tremendous progress in recent years, and the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB. But this is not enough. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died. Clearly, we all need [...]

World TB Day 2016 2016-03-15T01:34:28+00:00