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Good sleep cuts appetite for sweet, salty food

It is known that sleeping less than seven hours is associated with an increased cardio-metabolic risk heart disease risk and metabolic disorders but increasing the sleep duration can help reduce it, said lead author Rob Henst, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

Researchers identifies molecule effective in killing tuberculosis bacteria

Back in the 1950s, researchers developed drugs to treat the disease.

Feb 04, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

`Poo protest` topples British imperialist in South Africa

A bucketload of human excrement flung at a statue has toppled a symbol of British imperialism in South Africa, marking the emergence of a new generation of black protest against white oppression.

Mar 29, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

South African colonial statue hit by 'poo protest' dispute

A bucket of human excrement thrown on a statue of British coloniser Cecil Rhodes at a South African university has escalated protests over racial transformation since the end of apartheid 21 years ago.

Mar 19, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

South Africa risks spreading totally drug-resistant TB: Study

Patients with contagious and highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are being routinely discharged from hospitals across South Africa, exposing others in their communities to potentially deadly infections, researchers said on Friday.

Jan 17, 2014, 16:48 PM IST

Sore throats may be pre-cursers to heart diseases

Raising community awareness by emphasising that untreated sore throat caused by group A streptococcal (GAS) infection can lead to acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease RHD, is a huge part of the battle.

Sep 27, 2013, 22:10 PM IST

`Corruption costs South Africa over $80 bn`

South Africa has lost 675 billion rand (about $80 billion) due to corruption since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Sep 05, 2012, 17:02 PM IST