Updated 29 October 2015

News you should know


Why there is no cure for the common cold

Millions of people worldwide go for their yearly “flu shot”, so why is there no vaccination for the common cold?

Could a universal flu vaccine prevent deadly flu pandemics?

Scientists are edging closer to creating a universal flu vaccine capable of protecting people from multiple strains of the virus.

Flu and drug resistance flagged as top pandemic threats

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centres for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

If there is something else you'd like to know about Colds & Flu, pop a question to our Flu expert!



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Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing

Healthy eating may protect your hearing

Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss.

Quit smoking »

Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke

This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey

After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.