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Overcoming flu

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and in extremely severe cases can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

SA herb offers antimicrobial and antitumour benefits

Morella serrata is a South African medicinal plant traditionally used in the treatment of microbial infections and to enhance male sexual performance.

Probiotics a secret weapon against multidrug-resistant bacteria?

A new study investigating probiotics has concluded that regular use may reduce the need for antibiotics. Could this prove to be a secret weapon against the rise of antibiotic resistance?

New non-opioid pain reliever can target immune cells

The discovery of a non-opioid drug’s miraculous ability to target macrophages on immune cells rather than targeting nerve cells directly could revolutionise our understanding of pain medicine.

Ambient air pollution stunts airway growth in children

A new study has highlighted the relationship between environmental air pollutants and stunted airway growth in children under the age of 16.

STUDY: Food allergy research in SA

What proportion of children with egg and peanut allergies outgrow their allergies after five years? Professor Claudia Gray’s work shows unexpectedly high rates of food allergy in children with eczema