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45 best health tips ever

We've done the legwork for you and here they are: the 45 best health tips. Give yourself a boost.

How to break a flu fever

It's winter and it's flu time. If you're lucky, you won't be affected this year. But in case the flu does hit you, make sure you know how to break the fever.

Stop sinusitis in its tracks

The next time your child complains of a runny nose, headache and fatigue, you may have to reach for more than cold medication.

Something getting up your nose?

Children tend to push small objects up their noses and adults sometimes pack bits of cotton into the nose nostril to stop bleeding.

You, your kid and flu

The flu season is around the corner and kids are particularly at risk. In fact, research shows that children are 1,5 to 3 times more likely to get the flu than adults.

Flu: when to see a doctor

It's winter and, unfortunately, with that comes colds and flu. When is a bout of flu serious? And when should you seek proper treatment?

Fight flu with these foods

Countrywide, flu numbers are soaring. If you haven't been affected, count yourself lucky. But be sure to boost your immune system with the foods you eat.

Fight flu this winter

Down with the flu? Many people make the mistake to think that antibiotics could help. But as flu is caused by the influenza virus, these medications won't make a difference.

Forget fitness when flu strikes

You're training hard. Then, out of the blue, you're struck down by a nasty bout of flu. What are the implications for your exercise routine?

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Flu expert

Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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