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Listeria: Follow SA’s medical sleuths as they chase a killer in a race against...

Bond, James Bond: The source of the listeria outbreak will likely be found by a gene-sequencing machine named after the famous agent 007. (Delwyn Verasamy)
Mammography is still the gold standard of breast screening.

Comment: Mammograms still the gold standard of breast screening

Breast cancer expert, Justus Apffelstaedt, explains the complexities around the issue of screening for this disease.
It’s time to take back the tax — by upping the tobacco tax.

Mboweni, take a chance and take back the tax — it’s time to hike...

In his speech, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni reprioritised millions for new health workers and hospital upgrades. Here’s what he needs to do next.

Folly and fortitude: What sets good and bad leaders apart in the COVID-19 era?

A country's coronavirus response is only as good as its president, writes Lawrence Hamilton. So how does South Africa's head of state Cyril Ramaphosa...
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Support flows in for rape centre

Diepsloot’s Green Door, a help service for victims of sexual violence, gets a boost, writes Mia Malan.
A medical scientist at the NICD prepares listeria samples for DNA sampling.

Listeria outbreak over: Your polony is safe, now meet the scientists you can thank

SA's listeria epidemic is over. Take a look at the detectives who traced the epidemic's source in this feature from our archives.

Four ways SA’s latest COVID surge is different

There are still some COVID figures that people can use to gauge when to mask up or avoid large crowds to decrease their risk of catching the virus.

This injection outperforms a daily pill to prevent HIV infection. Will you use it?

New data shows that a two-monthly injection prevented more HIV infections than when people took a daily HIV prevention pill.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds many HIV prevention campaigns around Africa

#AIDS2016: Five things African journalists want to know from Bill Gates

Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.

Home sweet hell: Calls for help surge from women locked down with abusers

Research from previous crises suggests violence against women and children will only get worse as the pandemic rages on. South Africa’s streets are...
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi is said to have weighed up the risks and reportedly supported a second motion of no confidence against Jacob Zuma at the ANC's recent NEC .

How to defy Zuma – and survive to tell the tale

Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.

COVID, skin contact & kangaroos: How SA’s hospital rules are adapting

Policies to stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa have had a negative impact on maternal and newborn health care.
Universal access to healthcare needs to be recognised as a fundamental human right.

Is universal access to healthcare possible?

The Elders say everybody is entitled to decent, affordable medical attention.

‘First in, first out’: Why you should register for your COVID jab ASAP

How does the government decide who gets an sms message for a vaccination appointment first and will all healthcare workers really be vaccinated this week? We break it down.
John Edward says he was once a sceptic too.

Getting closure from the other side

Psychics such as John Edward are 'mostly harmless' and often quite helpful to the living, experts say.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: This is a healthcare worker’s best defence against TB. Here’s why it might...

Masks used by South African doctors and nurses are also being used to fend off the coronavirus outbreak. But soaring demand could leave South...