Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cups

Why some people may not be over the moon about menstrual cups

Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.

[WATCH] A dummy’s guide to COVID vaccine approvals

South Africa’s medicine regulator is working to approve COVID-19 vaccines quickly, but the process won’t skip any important steps.
[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.
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South Africa confirms almost 1 400 coronavirus cases as country launches mobile testing

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As South Africa's coronavirus lockdown enters its second week, the country will start testing for the new virus in communities. The move is expected...
#AIDS2016: Thousands march to demand sufficient global funding and treatment for all

#AIDS2016: Thousands march to demand sufficient global funding and treatment for all

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Ahead of the opening of the AIDS Conference, activists marched to draw attention to the 20 million people who still do not have access to treatment.
Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-ed

Want to influence policy? Here’s how to write an op-ed

Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan gives tips on how to write health comment pieces without putting your reader to sleep.

Why are scientists testing a TB vaccine to see if it protects against COVID-19?

Research suggests that this TB jab could help with more than just TB. Now scientists are testing the vaccine to see if it will help protect the continent from COVID-19.

[Watch it again] Why TB and HIV deaths may increase during COVID-19

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What will happen to HIV and TB under COVID-19? Our editor-in-chief Mia Malan spoke to an excellent panel to answer this question.
Infertility and tradition: 'Society thinks having children is your womanhood'

Infertility and tradition: ‘Society thinks having children is your womanhood’

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We speak to a young, black woman who is infertile about the stigma she faces in her community.
You might have TB and not know it

You might have TB and not know it

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TB treatment is available for free in South Africa. But 20% of people are never diagnosed and spread the disease unknowingly.

Four differences between PCR and antibody tests

By the end of April, South Africa has to test twelve times more people per day than it currently does. That’s why we’re looking at introducing rapid antibody tests.