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Diabetes is not just about the sugar

Newer drugs, which prevent costly complications, should be made much more affordable

Speak more than one language? This is what it does to your brain.

Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.

Stroke is country’s third-biggest killer

Of the more or less 240 South Africans who fall prey to strokes every day, 60 will die.

Trial use of stem cells for stroke patients

For the first time, stem cells have been injected into the brain of a stroke victim in the hope that the brain will stimulate the growth of new neuron

Red Heart pill on human trial

A drug that combines four different medicines and could halve deaths from heart attacks and strokes around the globe will enter human trials soon.

The two different worlds in our brains

It was only when a neuroanatomist had a stroke that she understood the gulf between the left and right parts of the brain, writes Emma Brock.

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A bowl of warmth in a time of need

Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselve

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

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