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Chasing the dragon

Chasing the dragon, stalking a virus: Life, heroin and Tshwane’s needle exchange

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This programme is saving heroin users on the streets of Tshwane, one clean needle at a time.
[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

[LISTEN] Clueless about your period? There are consequences

It may come round every month, but a lot of us still don't know how our menstrual cycle works, says reproductive health doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng.
Black students in medical schools: Is there a problem?

Black students in medical schools: Is there a problem?

Our Mia Malan speaks to Laura Lopez Gonzalez about the recent allegations of racism at Wits Medical School.
[From our archives] 6 things you should know about rabies

Six things you should know about rabies

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To mark World Rabies Day, here are six things you probably don't know about the disease.
[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

[LISTEN] Marijuana in SA: Is it really legal?

There's a lot of confusion about marijuana in South Africa. Mia Malan sat down with Joan van Dyk to separate fact from fiction.
Behind the tragic stories we cover

Behind the tragic stories we cover

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Ever wondered how journalists report on such horrific stories? Ina Skosana explains the process.
[PODCAST] Your GP can prescribe a pill that will make you less likely to contract HIV

Your GP can prescribe a pill that will make you less likely to contract...

Truvada is available in SA's private health sector and is in the process of being expanded to the public sector. Mia Malan talks PrEP with Kevin Rebe.
Mark Heywood: 'I was pitched against the very government I had fought for'

Mark Heywood: ‘I was pitched against the very government I had fought for’

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Activists litigated to force government to give HIV-positive people antiretrovirals. Mia Malan talks to Mark Heywood about the political consequences
Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot

Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot

The M&G's Mia Malan spent a week in Diepsloot and spoke to rape victims, parents and councillors to understand the high rate of rape in the township.
How to spot an illegal abortion

How to spot an illegal abortion

Here are three ways to tell whether or not you might be going for an abortion at an illegitimate practitioner.
Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this

Want to write a story people won’t forget? Watch this video

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When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
Caesarean section or vaginal birth

Caesarean section or vaginal birth, which is best for you?

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Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you – and your tax credits

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.
E-cigarettes: Gimmick or healthier choice?

E-cigarettes: Gimmick or healthier choice?

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E-cigarettes are taking SA by storm, but are they really better than tobacco products? Michelle Solomon talks about her vaping experience.
Silicosis: A tragic history of rights violations

Silicosis: A tragic history of rights violations

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Courts ruled for compensation for gold miners affected by silicosis, but what about the impact years of caring for the sick had on women and children?
Sex workers: 'We want to own our own brothels'

Sex workers: ‘We want to own our own brothels’

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Sex workers in the country want their profession to be decriminalised so that they can access health services without being discriminated against.