iNova’s ‘knowyourcough’ website guides patients towards optimal treatment

The pharmaceutical firm, which focuses on African, Asian and Australian markets, has opened a local website to educate people about cough types and available treatments.

OTC cough treatments: choosing the right one

Increasing financial pressure and access to online health information has resulted in more South Africans turning to self-medication. But, when it comes to coughs, are they choosing the correct treatment?

Winter illnesses and children: when to be concerned?

Distinguishing between winter ailments with the same common symptoms is vital in order to recommend the correct treatment.

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.

Cold & flu questions answered

Q. When should I keep my child home from school? Parents should use their judgment when their child is feeling

Cold vs flu

Symptoms of influenza come on more quickly and are usually more severe than those of a cold. Weakness, fatigue, body

Reducing severity and duration of colds

Pelargonium sidoides is widely used as a traditional medicine for various ailments, including TB, cough, and gonorrhoea (Brendler and van

Paediatric pharyngitis

Rapid antigen detection assays for GABHS are diagnostic if positive. Other bacteria that occasionally cause pharyngitis and require antimicrobial therapy

Widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. Over-use

The dangers of the inappropriate use of antibiotics

“Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, so they should only be prescribed in the event of a suspected or proven bacterial infection,”

Need to clear those cough symptoms quick? Ask your healthcare provider

According to an international market research company, the global over-the-counter (OTC) drug market will grow to about $162 billion by

2017 flu vaccines – debunking the myths

There are many misconceptions surrounding influenza (commonly referred to as “flu”) and the vaccine. Here are a few that have