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The benefit of Covid-19 vaccines significantly outweighs the risk of rare side effects.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:52 am
A study investigated the connection between malnutrition and Covid-19 severity in different age groups.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:00 am
The Covid-19 pandemic has played out like a movie where the bad guy might win – but vaccines are saving lives, and we have a chance to rewrite how this movie ends.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:42 am
Two scientists believe that intranasal vaccines could be beneficial in the continued fight against Covid-19.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:39 am
South Africa’s tobacco users are smoking fewer daily cigarettes these days, but it came at a cost. Spoilers - it wasn’t worth it.
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:50 am
Without vaccinating everyone, nobody is safe.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 3:03 pm
Chris Bateman takes a look at what we do and do not know about Covid-19 and its impact on pregnant women or those planning to get pregnant.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 1:06 pm
People may one day be able to enjoy advancements in innovative technologies without feeling dizzy.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 11:18 am
An analysis showed that the second dose of the mRNA vaccines was well tolerated by patients with immediate and potential allergic reactions after their first dose.
Posted: July 29, 2021, 4:50 am
New research has found that the dosage of a key drug can be lowered without compromising how well it works. Tiyese Jeranji and Marcus Low report.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 1:04 pm
The final episode in the Health24 vaccine information series features Professor Linda-Gail Bekker discussing best practices to reassure safety and efficacy of vaccines.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:18 pm
South Africa is on the brink of allowing pharmacists with the required permits to prescribe HIV medicines without people first having to get a script from a doctor or nurse.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 11:47 am
Focussing people’s attention on just how well the Covid-19 vaccines work can raise people’s intentions to get vaccinated.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 9:56 am
An eight-week gap between administering the doses of Pfizer's two-series Covid vaccine is a "sweet spot", according to a UK study.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 5:07 am
Sahpra will not change its stance on ivermectin in order to fight the sale of the product on the black market.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 11:15 am
Morning workouts have plenty of benefits.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 11:10 am
While vaccine demand continues to greatly outstrip supply and there’s huge inequity in the global vaccine rollout, there remains a big role for CoronaVac to play.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 10:58 am
There is no evidence the vaccine harms a man’s reproductive system. But ignoring the vaccine and contracting Covid-19 very well could.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 10:43 am
The onus is on everyone to ensure vaccination of adults around children to achieve herd immunity, and adherence to non-pharmaceutical intervention to reduce transmission.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:55 pm
While recent research found that over 71% of South Africans are willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine, government has indicated its concern with increasing reports of vaccine hesitancy.
Posted: July 22, 2021, 2:38 pm
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