#DayZero Health Focus

5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of water

2018-01-19 14:00

As Day Zero rapidly approaches for Capetonians, we take a look at five diseases that might become more of a risk of during a drought.

Can you stay clean using the tiniest bit of water?

2018-02-14 09:30

I exchanged my morning shower for a waterless body wash for two days and this is how it went...

Capetonians stock up on tummy drugs amid #DayZero diarrhoea fears

2018-02-07 10:26

As people are preparing for #DayZero, pharmacies are seeing a spike in the sale of gastro-related OTC meds. In some cases stocks are running low.

Is handwashing the cheapest vaccine ever?

2015-10-15 15:37

One of the cheapest and most effective precautions South Africans can take to stay healthy is simply to wash their hands properly.

SEE: 8 dirty things you touch every day

2016-12-12 13:53

How many of these things do you touch on a daily basis without washing your hands? You might expose yourself to bacteria . . .

 

Beware of 3 other diseases besides Listeriosis, officials warn

2018-01-18 13:30

Listeriosis isn't the only deadly disease doing the rounds this summer.

Hand washing works whether the water's hot or cold

2017-06-07 09:11

The finding that you don't need hot water to effectively clean your hands runs counter to current FDA guidelines.

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