Cheap drugs a bitter pill for the West

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A global squabble over property rights could see the price of medicine soar in poor countries.

But when the bough breaks …

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‘Baby bins' can mean the difference between life – and death at the bottom of a trash can.

Aids most prevalent cause of early deaths in SA

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Aids kills more people prematurely in SA than another other disease – in sharp contrast to two decades ago, which set them at just 12%.

Daily ARV dose ineffective among Africa’s HIV-negative women

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According to HIV prevention trial results, the daily use of pills or a vaginal gel does not appear to prevent HIV-infection in African women.

Expanding contraceptive options for SA’s women

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The long-acting implant contraceptive Jadelle is being made available at 50% of its original price to women in developing countries.

Economic policy: The poor still lose

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Rural areas have always been at the bottom of the list when it comes to healthcare and expenditure.

Rape begets rape – SA’s brutal legacy

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Studies show that men who themselves are victims are more likely to abuse women

Report shows SA meat products contain donkey, goat, buffalo

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The discovery of horse in meat products sparked outrage across Europe and a new Stellenbosch University report has revealed similar findings in SA.

The right to life – and death

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However much we abhor the idea, the choice is personal and should be respected

Immune boosters a risky letdown

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Immune boosters should not be substituted for real medication. Yet the claims on their packaging may seduce and persuade consumers