Public Health

Health in 2020: Eight questions facing SA

For all the promising dust that has been kicked up, there is still very little to show for the new dawn when it comes to healthcare - maybe 2020 will be the year when the dust settles, and we see just how much has or has not changed.

Tzaneen gets its first Down syndrome centre

After struggling to find help for his brother living with the condition, a Limpopo man has decided to do something about it by establishing his own Down syndrome centre.

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E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.