More efficient vaccine to beat diarrhoea deaths underway

2016-09-01 12:55

Rotavirus vaccines are expensive and take time to produce. For developing countries, the fact that the vaccines need cold storage also presents a challenge.

Traditional healers to help with curbing diarrhoea

2015-11-27 12:04

City Health has activated a host of measures in the run-up to the annual diarrhoea season, including engaging with traditional healers to help reduce the number of young children who die from this preventable disease.

Gluten-free may not improve athletic performance

2015-06-04 12:07

When Australian researchers put a group of elite cyclists on a gluten-free diet for one week, their performance was no better than before.

Australian school principals hit by salmonella poisoning

2015-03-03 11:29

More than 170 school principals from Queensland, Australia, are presumably suffering from salmonella poisoning after attending a conference, and 24 have been admitted to hospital.

Classical symptoms of coeliac disease no longer valid

2014-11-27 11:31

In coeliac disease fewer people are presenting with the classical diarrhoea and more with non-classical or silent presentation, according to a study done in Italy.

Australia to fund Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

2014-11-06 11:35

Responding to pressure from the United States, Australia will fund an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Aspiring model brings awareness to Crohn’s disease

2014-07-07 13:04

Make up artist and aspiring model Bethany Townsend. who was named Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Body Confidence Queen after photos of her in a bikini showing off her colostomy bags proudly went viral.

Rotavirus vaccine slashes infections in kids

2014-06-10 15:34

According to researchers, by 2009-2010, hospitalisations for rotavirus among children under 5 had been reduced by 94% due to widespread vaccination.

Two more babies die in Bloemhof

2014-06-02 10:30

Diarrhoea has claimed the lives of two babies, while five are under observation in Bloemhof, North West.

Contaminated tap water kills 328 in Zim

2014-05-19 15:10

Contaminated tap water has been blamed for the death of at least 328 Zimbabweans across the country so far this year, according to a report.


50 000 cases of diarrhoea reported in Zimbabwe

2016-02-29 13:10

Approximately 50 000 cases of diarrhoea have been reported in Zimbabwe in 2016 alone, with 30 deaths resulting from the deadly epidemic, the country's Ministry of Health and Child Care has revealed.

Vaccination can prevent gastro in babies

2015-06-10 13:34

Two vaccines – Rotateq and Rotatrix – can prevent up to 87 percent of all rotavirus illnesses occurring during a baby's first year.

Autism tied to higher risk for gut troubles in kids

2015-04-02 14:47

Kids with autism are more prone to symptoms such as diarrhoea or constipation, according to a new study.

Vaccination lowers rotavirus infection in infants

2015-01-14 11:13

A new study has found that widespread vaccination against rotavirus cuts children's rates of infection.

Mom sues after unapproved HPV vaccination

2014-11-19 09:58

A nine-year-old Gauteng girl became ill after receiving the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine at school. Her mother is suing the education and health department.

Calcium carbonate provides relief from heartburn

2014-07-09 13:32

Does heartburn keep you from living life to its fullest? A calcium carbonate antacid may be the answer to your woes.

Worst ever outbreak of Ebola

2014-07-02 16:08

The Ebola virus currently plaguing West African nations, has been confirmed as being the worst ever of this strain of haemorrhagic fever.

New thyroid cancer drug shows promise

2014-06-02 11:54

A new drug, lenvatinib, is showing promise in the treatment of radiation-resistant thyroid cancer.

Ebola virus spreading in west Africa

2014-05-27 10:41

Since January there have been over 100 confirmed deaths caused by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

Focused colon polyp removal saves on surgery

2014-05-06 13:28

A new team procedure to remove colon polyps eliminates the need to remove the entire section of the colon containing the polyp.

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