Burn them — Here’s what happens to expired COVID vaccines

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Vaccines don’t last forever. When they reach their expiration date, the jabs need to be disposed of in a way that ensures they aren’t retrievable. A waste management company explains how this is done.

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.

What the latest COVID stats can tell us – and what...

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COVID figures have never captured the full extent of the pandemic, but such numbers are becoming even less useful since fewer people are testing.

Find inner joy: Why this condom can take your sexual pleasure...

The health department aims to distribute 40-million inner condoms per year to government health facilities. But orders from clinics and hospitals are so low that only 40% of this goal was achieved over the past four years. Here’s why.

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.