SA gears up to grow medical marijuana

Joan van Dyk

The country may soon begin growing medical marijuana but it will have to meet national guidelines to crack the legal market.


KZN cancer patients sent home with panados as treatment waiting lists grow

Joan van Dyk

State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable


'My mom was too scared to check what was wrong. In the end, doctors removed her womb'

Joan van Dyk

Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?


Deadly waiting game: Cancer crisis fuels demand for end-of-life care

Joan van Dyk

Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.


Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance

Joan van Dyk

Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.


Syndicates and devious health professionals may target National Health Insurance

Joan van Dyk

Criminal networks are targeting your medical aid rands but could you be part of the problem too?


Dozens of gynaecologists are expected to shut down this year. This could stop that.

Joan van Dyk

"We are closer to a solution than we have ever been," says medical body Sasog


National cancer drug shortage may last until October

Joan van Dyk

Pharmaceutical companies say that delayed drug registrations by the Medicines Control Council may have played a role in stock outs.


Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Joan van Dyk

Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks


Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Joan van Dyk

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.