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Health24.com | Woman left paralysed after completing half-marathon

An American athlete revealed how she was struck down by a terrifying nerve condition that left her paralysed from the waist down.

Health24.com | What is the deadly Nipah virus?

Hosted by fruit bats, the Nipah virus can kill between 40 to 100% of those affected.

Health24.com | Jada Pinkett Smith reveals hair-loss battle – why does this happen?

Alopecia – also known as hair loss – is more common than you think.

Health24.com | ‘Facing the possibility of death showed me the value of life’

Brett Simpson was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. He is now helping change lives as a cancer coach and CEO of Cancer Buddies.

Health24.com | Baby with ‘water on the brain’ fights to stay alive

Joshua Naicker was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition that affects one in 500 babies. He needs life-saving stem-cell treatment that is only available in the US.

Health24.com | Could a universal flu vaccine soon be a reality?

Winter is coming and it’s almost time for the annual flu jab. But could researchers be on the path toward a one-size-fits-all vaccine for all strains of flu?

Health24.com | The world is getting fatter and fatter

27 years from now, almost a quarter of the global population will be obese.

Health24.com | ‘I conquered my fear of heights by climbing to the top of a 15-metre high wall’

Sometimes tackling your fears head-on is the only way to overcome them.

Health24.com | Gum disease can be prevented

Gum diseases can be prevented by regularly removing dental plaque by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing.

Health24.com | 15-year-old girl: ‘I chatted with a stranger who sent nude pictures of himself’

Studies show that teens who spend more time on social media are more likely to report mental health issues than those who spend very little time on the sites.

Health24.com | Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears?

When faced with hearing loss, it is important to know if the situation is permanent or if it can be reversed.

Health24.com | 5 ways to get your road rage under control

Yes, driving can be stressful. But for some guys, that stress can be incredibly dangerous.

Health24.com | Medical first: Twins treated for rare condition while still in the womb

Doctors have managed to successfully correct a genetic disorder in twin boys, while they were still in the womb.

Health24.com | Woman who clinically died twice defies the odds and becomes a bodybuilder!

Her heart defects also prevented her from taking part in any sports at school out of fear for her health.

Health24.com | SAHRC overseeing HIV patients' transfer to public health facilities

The closure of an NGO in Moutse, Limpopo, means that HIV positive patients will have to be absorbed by public health facilities.

Health24.com | 7 reasons why your sinusitis could be worse in winter

If you think you can only get sinusitis in spring, think again. Protect your sinuses this winter.

Health24.com | How skipping this much sleep makes arguing with your partner more dangerous

You’ll definitely want to fit in some extra shut-eye after reading this.


by Dr. Radut