The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
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Samoa has entered a two-day lockdown to carry out an unprecedented mass vaccination drive aimed at containing a devastating measles epidemic that has killed dozens of children in the Pacific island nation.
A number of US states have tightened up their laws on vaccine exemptions, but some parents have found a loophole.
If you love cats but your allergies are always a problem, scientists are here to help.
Parents of preemies sometimes feel that they are dealing with a fragile child and may worry about the safety of vaccination.
Measles can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but there is some public resistance to the vaccine, according to the WHO.
A recent study has found that the majority of risk for autism spectrum disorders is from inherited genes and not environmental factors like vaccines.
California became the first US state to ban all personal belief exemptions for its school vaccination requirements and a study shows how it slashed the number of preschoolers who didn't have their required immunisations.
Shingles is a recurrence of a pre-existing virus, which patients likely first got when they had chicken pox when they were a child – and researchers have found that cases of eye-based shingles are increasing dramatically, which in some instances can result in permanent vision loss.
Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holidaymakers, travellers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas.
No special precaution is needed when people with an egg allergy get a shot for flu; measles, mumps and rubella; or rabies.
Struggling with growing scepticism of vaccinations, health authorities in Moscow have turned to a surprising ally for help: blood-thirsty vampires.
Simply a childhood illness? New research suggests that childhood measles could weaken our body's existing immune response to other diseases, leaving us vulnerable to infections.
Recent research has found that avoiding getting the flu through vaccination can relieve the stress that heart attacks and strokes put on the body.
Research reveals that 'anti-vaxxer' parents would go so far as to switch doctors who don't agree with their idea of not vaccinating their children.
Studies discrediting the widely-believed myth that vaccines are the leading cause of autism are in no short supply, but a recent study, the largest of it's kind, has proven that the cause of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is primarily due to genetics.
A new study found that children who received their vaccines and who are far away from their last vaccine were at increased risk of pertussis.
Several developed nations have registered significant rises in measles infections – a phenomenon experts attribute to creeping 'vaccine resistance'.
Adults who have not been vaccinated against measles may be at risk if an outbreak occurs and could benefit from booster shots.
Can parents be compelled to vaccinate if it opposes their religious beliefs? asks Noah Feldman.
In a new approach, immune stimulants are injected directly into a tumour, which teaches the immune system to recognise and destroy all similar cancer cells throughout the body.
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