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.

How to know if you’re exercising hard enough

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To keep your heart happy and healthy you should be exercising for between 150 - 300 minutes a week. Watch this short video for other useful tips on how to exercise properly.

Abortions 101: Here’s which pills, tools and terms to know if...

The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act makes abortion legal in South Africa. But how far along your pregnancy is determines whether you can get an abortion, what type of termination would be best for you and who should perform it. Abortion experts Melusi Dhlamini and Boitumelo Lewele explain the ins and outs of how abortions work in South Africa.

Starving in the city: Why SA’s richest province is hungry

South Africa’s Constitution makes food a human right, but 11% of the country’s people are hungry. Here’s why.

Here’s what will happen in SA if the US reverses abortion...

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In the United States, the end of national abortion rights could be closer than we think. In South Africa, laws to permit terminations don’t have to be in trouble – people struggle to get abortions anyway.

“I thought it’s just what fathers do.” How sex ed can...

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Thousands of children are abused by someone close to them but are unable to report it, because they’re either too scared or don’t realise they’re being abused. Here’s how training teachers to provide proper sex education can help them.

[WATCH] Shots, symptoms and side effects: How regulators ensure the safety...

Medicines regulators constantly monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines by tracking reactions among people who have gotten the jab. Each case is investigated to see if the symptoms are caused by the vaccine, in which case the response will be listed as a side effect.

Revelling in the gifts of guidance – Massachusetts General Hospital Fellow,...

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The 2020/1 recipient of the prestigious Discovery Foundation MGH Award, Sumy Thomas, 34, is halfway through a year-long medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.

[PODCAST] Want to live longer? Here’s an exercise guide for young...

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Should you exercise a lot, or a little? Should it be in the morning or at night? Go with Mia Malan and Jon Patricios as they cut through the fads in this easy guide to heart health.

[WATCH] Why is the tobacco industry comparing vapes to HIV treatment?

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Public health experts agree with the vaping lobby that smokers need more help to quit. They disagree, however, with the industry’s argument that imposing a sin tax on vapour products will lead down a similar path as the state-sanctioned Aids denialism of former President Thabo Mbeki’s administration.