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UPDATE: Listeriosis death toll rises to 60 The number of dangerous Listeria cases in South Africa has been revised, with the food-borne disease now a category 1 notifiable medical condition. SEE: 16 photos from Doctors Without Borders in 2017 that you have to see We take a look at the most striking images by Doctors without Borders, looking back on a year providing medical care in extremely rural conditions. QUIZ: Top 30 true or false health questions of 2017 How much do you really know? The benefits of a healthy skin In the age of selfies and social media, we find ourselves under a lot of pressure to flaunt a flawless skin. But it turns out that having a healthy skin is important not only for looking good. Husband abandons wife after she is diagnosed with cancer She expected full support from the love of her life. The events that led to the very first heart transplant On 3 December 2017 we celebrate the 50th commemoration of the first heart transplant that took place at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Here's how the events unfolded. Behind the drama of the world's first heart transplant The world's first heart transplant earned South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard worldwide acclaim, but it wasn't all moonshine and roses. Rare condition forces woman to sleep with a freezer next to her bed The incurable condition often leaves her with a severe burning feeling. SA on alert: What you should know about the deadly Listeriosis outbreak How can you protect yourself against this potentially deadly bacteria? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? 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