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If you want to fight germs, make a fist

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers have found

Aiming to understand the nature and science of sleep

CONNECTED: Faldeilah Agherdien, left, a nursing student, is a subject in UCT’s Sleep Sciences lab. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
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A neuropsychologist at University of Cape Town is comparing volunteers’ sleep patterns to those of trauma survivors, writes Tamar Kahn

A trip to the doctor without leaving your home

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Health insurers want you to see the doctor, just not in their rooms or a hospital, writes Marie French

Fighting diabetes may be a matter of guts

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Scientists have converted human gut cells into insulin producers by turning off one gene in an experiment that suggests a new way forward in treating diabetes


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