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Pan African and South African Burns Congress 2019

The SA Burns Society takes great pleasure in announcing the Pan African and South African Burn Congress 2019, which will take place from 3 to 5 October 2019 at the Southern Sun Elangeni in Durban.

How to manage asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic, non-communicable diseases in children and adults. It is a consequence of complex gene–environment interactions, with heterogeneity in clinical presentation and the type and intensity of airway inflammation and remodelling.

Malaria update

There has been an addendum to the South African Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria updated 2018, reflecting the current scarcity of mefloquine-containing products.

Allergic rhinitis in autumn

Allergic rhinitis is a common allergic reaction to airborne pollen which typically occurs during a change of season. Like all allergies, allergic rhinitis stems from a glitch in the immune system.

New nasal hygiene spray launched

For the 20 – 30% of South Africans who suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever), a new product is now available which provides a natural non-medicated nasal care solution and daily safeguard against nasal allergy.

Flu vaccine 101

Widely acknowledged to be the most successful medical advance ever, vaccines continue to save hundreds of thousands of lives annually. On the cusp of flu season, it’s time for everyone to get their flu shot.