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Western Cape moves ahead with plans to bring its own Covid-19 vaccines to South Africa

The Western provincial Cape government says that it will push forward on plans to bring its own Covid-19 vaccines into South Africa as a contingency measure. In a media briefing on Thursday (4 February) Western Cape premier Alan Winde said that the provincial government fully supports the national vaccine acquisition efforts. However, he said that...

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Possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer

Researchers have tested a new combination therapy that showed reduced growth of head and neck cancer in the animal-based study. According to the researchers, head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and while effective treatments exist, sadly, cancer often returns. “Head and neck cancer, like any cancer, is truly life-alter...

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Key questions answered on Pfizer vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved after meeting stringent safety, efficacy and quality standards. Final-stage trials showed an efficacy rate of 95 per cent, making it one of the world’s leading vaccines. It is an mRNA vaccine, meaning it uses genetic information from the virus to trigger an immune response. It has been app...

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This young man wants you to know that diabetes is not an older person’s disease

Diagnosed in his 20s, Philasande Zungu quickly had to come to terms with living with diabetes. The initial shock has turned into a determination to educate others.   A young KwaZulu-Natal man has issued a warning to his fellow South Africans— if you experience a slew of symptoms such as blurred vision, frequent urination, increased thirst and ...

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How to live longer: How drinking apple cider vinegar could increase your life expectancy

LONG life expectancy could be achieved by drinking apple cider vinegar. Its antimicrobial and antioxidant effects could help lower blood sugar levels, aid weight loss and improve heart health. Long life expectancy can largely be attributed to a healthy diet and exercise. But studies have also highlighted the benefits of consuming apple cider vinega...

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Apple cider vinegar benefits: What does ACV actually do? The incredible health boosts

APPLE cider vinegar is a popular health hack used by people across the world to achieve a number of benefits… but what does apple cider vinegar actually do? Apple cider vinegar is characterised by its unique and unpleasant taste, so it’s no surprise that the word vinegar derives from the French word ‘vin-aigre’ which translates to ‘sour w...

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The 56-year-old woman, who recently returned from Europe, tested positive on Saturday, 10 days after she completed her compulsory two weeks in isolation. WELLINGTON – New Zealand’s first case of coronavirus in the community for more than two months has been identified as the more contagious South African variant, prompting Australia to suspend ...

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Early data shows downward trend in Covid-19 cases in South Africa

Cabinet held a special meeting on Tuesday (19 January) to discuss the progress report from the National Coronavirus Command Council. Data presented at the meeting showed a downward trend of Covid-19 infections across much of the country. “Though still early, Cabinet appreciated the downward trend of infections across the provinces, with the exce...

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