Breastfeeding has been proven to protect the health of mothers and babies. It naturally inoculates babies against disease because the mother’s immune system kick starts the baby’s ability to resist illness. This applies in both low-income and high-income settings.
In this extract from her book, “The End of Whiteness: Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa”, the University of the Witwatersrand’s Nicky Falkof explores how during the height of apartheid family murders became what was termed a “bloody epidemic”.
An Austrian biotech company working with the Institut Pasteur said on Tuesday it planned to start clinical trials with an experimental Zika vaccine in the next 12 months, marking a further acceleration of research in the field.
A new US study has found yet another health benefit of "green space," finding that adolescents who live in neighborhoods with more greenery may have less aggressive behaviors.
Researchers based in the UK have linked low vitamin D levels to increased risk of bladder cancer. The scientists presented their findings, based on a systemic review of seven studies, at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton.
A construction worker who drank four to five energy drinks every day for three weeks, was hospitalised with severe liver problems "likely" caused by excessively imbibing the seemingly harmless substance, researchers said.
A new treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis patients, that reported a success rate of 82 percent in a study, has been hailed as a "breakthrough" at a medical summit in Britain.
During the first year of life, breastfeeding could help protect children with genetic profiles linked to asthma from developing respiratory symptoms such as asthma attacks, according to a study presented September 4 at the European Respiratory Society's International Congress.
At least 2.6 billion people, over a third of the global population, live in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific where Zika could gain a new foothold, researchers warned, with 1.2 billion at risk in India alone.
An American study has linked excessively high levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) -- often dubbed "good cholesterol" -- to premature death.
Gauteng residents are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack than those living in KwaZulu-Natal‚ and have by far the highest risk overall as a whopping 3‚359 emergency calls for heart-related conditions emanated from this part of the country‚ a study has found.
Scientists on Wednesday unveiled a synthetic drug that appears to neutralise pain as effectively as morphine but without the side-effects that make opioids so dangerous and addictive.
When the chips are down, slim men become fattists.