Health struggles are part of the human condition, but politicians often resist revealing full medical records. The media often help lawmakers hide their conditions. That shortchanges the voters.
Because some seizures are relatively subtle, they can go unrecognized, leading to a delay in diagnosis.
The key to understanding how brains can recover from trauma is that they are fantastically plastic – meaning our body’s supercomputer can reshape and remodel itself.
Bruce Willis’ family today revealed he has been diagnosed with aphasia. So what actually is aphasia and why haven’t we heard of it before?
Rufus Akinyemi, University of Ibadan; Alan Bryer, University of Cape Town; Foad Abd-Allah, Cairo University; Kathleen Bateman, University of Cape Town; Lawrence Tucker, University of Cape Town; Mayowa Owolabi, University of Ibadan; Naeem Brey, Stellenbosch University, and Pamela Naidoo, University of Cape Town
A stroke often leads to the sudden onset of weakness involving the face, arm or leg, an inability to speak, difficulty walking or impaired vision. Strokes can cause death and irreversible disability.
Cardiac rehabilitation is not available in many African countries and the way forward may be to focus on patients rather than specific diseases.
They’re associated with fake news and celebrity porn videos but there are some unexpected upsides to these slippery clips.
Smoking-related cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke results in 11,400 people being sent to hospital and 6,400 people dying in Australia each year, new research shows.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
Reducing the amount of salt one consumes over the summer holidays is important to maintaining long term health.
Being able to buy processed “food-like” products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
Despite the increase in cardiovascular disease in the developing world, not enough is being been done to improve public awareness of the benefits and harms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fatty acids.
Genomic research must take place in Africa because African populations have evolved significantly and their genetic composition is more diverse than that of populations elsewhere.
Sleep is often overlooked as a treatment for brain injury, but new research could be about to change that.
Rising temperatures affect people living in the developing world differently to those living in Europe and North America.
Legislation limiting the salt in processed foods will drastically cut the average South African’s salt intake. But how effective will it be?