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The wheelchair gets a makeover

Models coming on market or in development can climb stairs, turn tight corners, make their way over trails, and are easier to manoeuvre than earlier generations

New research line for doctor on frontline of SA’s AIDS war

Helen Rees. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Internationally renowned health expert Helen Rees is on the front line fighting to reverse the trend of HIV infections among girls and women, writes Sue Blaine

Even doctors go online for medical information

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Doctors who treat children with rare conditions sometimes seek guidance from online chat groups where families relate their experiences with disorders

How workouts at the airport gym can lead to happier landings

Goodlife Fitness chain has opened a gym at Canada’s Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Instead of drinking and eating or just sitting around during a stopover, travellers are able to rent exercise clothes and work out in the fully equipped gym, then cool down and shower before boarding their flight. Picture: REUTERS/AARON HARRIS

GoodLife Fitness takes aerotropolis gym trend to the next level at Toronto airport to get travellers to do more than eat, drink and sit, writes John Hanc

A therapeutic view of disease from space

Scientists are using observations from satellites of rainfall, soil moisture, temperature and vegetation to predict where diseases could strike — and help to launch preventative campaigns. Picture: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN

Ebb and flow of human life and nature captured by remote sensing satellites can provide invaluable warning of an impending epidemic, writes Clive Cookson


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