Colds and flu

Preventing flu

8 natural cold remedies

Before you reach for over-the-counter meds, first consider some natural remedies. Here are a few things you can do to assist your body's immune system and ease symptoms naturally.

Fight flu with these foods

It's winter and flu, colds and sore throats are back again to plague us. Luckily, there are some precautions and preventative steps that can be taken to ward off disease.

Flu vaccine missing its mark

The vaccine that is supposed to protect against the annual flu is less effective this year because some strains were not included.

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen.

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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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