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Covid-19 immunity wanes after months according to UK study

CAPE TOWN- Findings from a seroprevalence survey of hundreds of thousands of people across England suggest there may be a decline in the levels of immunity to Covid-19. Led by Imperial College London, the study conducted a home-based testing approach to survey the extent of antibody positivity in the population ...
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Life Hacks: Quick Fire Starter

Quick Fire Starter If you don’t have any fuel to start a fire quickly, then this hack is for you. Materials: • Potato Chips Packet chips contains fat, oil and chemicals that can help get a fire started in no time. All that needs to be done, is to set ...
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WHO warns against Covid-19 fatigue

CAPE TOWN - During the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the dominant reaction was that of panic, fear and anxiety. Almost a year into the pandemic, most people have learned to live with the virus in some capacity; much of that initial reaction has disappeared, replaced by pandemic fatigue ...
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3 Ways to naturally increase your dopamine levels

CAPE TOWN -Having the right levels of dopamine is essential to combatting depression and living a healthier, happy life. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that generates feelings of pleasure and can affect behavioral patterns and physical functions such as mood, sleep, motivation, learning and attention. ALSO SEE: CHOOSING HEALTHY FOOD DURING ...
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Study: Aspirin shows promising results in Covid-19 patients

CAPE TOWN - A recently published study in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia shares the discoveries of researchers who found low-doses of aspirin could potentially benefit Covid-19 patients suffering from severe symptoms. The study was led by Jonathan H. Chow, MD, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland ...
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Oxford Covid-19 trials produce effective immune response in elderly

CAPE TOWN- Early results from the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca found it produces a robust immune response in both elderly people and younger adults. The novel coronavirus poses a greater risk to the elderly and many scientists and researchers have feared ...
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Life Hacks: Shoe Stretcher

Shoe Stretcher If you buy new shoes and you don’t have the time to stretch them, this hack will help you with all shoe types. Materials: • Newspaper Wet the newspaper and stuff the shoes with as many pieces of paper as possible. Wait for the shoe to dry and ...
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WC continue with recovery plan despite second wave warnings

CAPE TOWN -Despite warnings by health and government officials about a possible second wave of the coronavirus, the Western Cape government says that sticking to their recovery plan remains a priority. Last week, Health minister Zweli Mkhize warned about a possible resurgence following a spike in infection numbers, with the ...
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Severe Covid-19: autoantibodies attacking their own tissue

CAPE TOWN- A recent study has found that severe Covid-19 infection could be linked to the presence of autoantibodies which instead of targeting the virus, it targets the tissues of individuals with the virus.  When a virus first enters the body and infects cells, the immune system deploys short-lived plasma ...
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Growth in ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ and non-compliance – Study

CAPE TOWN - A recent study revealed a worrying trend pointing to lower public compliance with health safety measures and 'Pandemic Fatigue' as South Africa desperately looks to avoid a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the Human Sciences Research Council conducted a study  to ...
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