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Over the last decade a growing number of studies have raised the alarm about men's low involvement in HIV services.

Clues to curing Aids could live in antibodies

According to a study, the discovery of how a woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for Aids.
Draft national health department guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.

Comment: Preventative care will lower costs

Better-quality primary healthcare would result in lower medical aid premiums.
We feature three HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.

HIV: Not one of us can say, ‘never me, never mine’

We feature four HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi administers a contraceptive injection.

Motsoaledi launches new contraceptive implant

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has introduced a new contraceptive implant, which is active for three years, and is available at clinics from June.
Jeremy Acton is prepared to go to prison for using dagga. His party intends to pressure the state to legalise it.

[From our archives] Is SA ready to turn over a new leaf?

Cannabis may well have beneficial properties, but experts warn that smoking it is still bad for your health.
Although working conditions are tough in rural areas

Health services too sick to mention

Activists says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan misrepresented the true state of the country's health in his budget speech.
Junior doctors lives stand still as they wait to be paid after the human resource staff failed to capture their details to the payroll system on time.

‘Disappointing’ budget leaves little room for health boost

The Rural Health Advocacy Project says the budget was "disappointing" as it does not make provision for improvements in healthcare service delivery.
Time enough: Klara Buntzen* has been waiting for her medical exam date for months.

HPCSA’s inertia sinks foreign medics

Badly needed and eager to work here, their efforts are being thwarted by a bureaucratic quagmire.
Doctor disparity: Public healthcare sector spend is about R120-billion a year on 42-million people

Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI

His reasoning has come in for much criticism, but the minister has no wish to continue the debate.
There is growing evidence which suggests interactions on social media sites like Facebook romanticise suicide for teenagers part of emo subcultures.

Social media fans suicidal fire

There is growing evidence which suggests interactions on social media sites like Facebook romanticise suicide for teenagers part of emo subcultures.
Bhekisisa director Mia Malan speaks on The Science Inside show about ARV shortages on Voice of Wits radio station.

ARV-shortages uncovered: Bhekisisa director speaks on VoW FM

Bhekisisa director Mia Malan speaks on The Science Inside show about ARV shortages on Voice of Wits radio station.
All sectors in society need to act to stop gender based violence say Sonke Gender Justice Network as they remember Reeva Steenkamp and Anene Booysen.

Comment: This Valentine’s Day don’t ignore the screams next door

All sectors in society need to act to stop gender based violence say Sonke Gender Justice as they remember Reeva Steenkamp and Anene Booysen.
Shortcoming: Most sexual enhancers sold off the shelf have never been scientifically tested

[From our archives] The downside of sex ‘enhancers’

There are many off the shelf products to help your sex life, but little is known about them – and their effects.
Three out of four SA men with hypertension don't know they have this condition

Women sick of inequality – literally

Research shows women are more likely to have high blood pressure and experts blame the added stress of unequal gender roles.
Silicosis is a slowly progressing yet debilitating lung disease caused by inhaling microscopic silica dust particles that are mostly found in the ore of gold mines

Sick miners are ‘left with nothing’

Miners with silicosis and TB are entitled to a small payout, but don't claim because they are kept in the dark about their rights.
“We did not identify any source of funding. We have just identified several methods of financing the NHI

NHI: Let’s talk about this revolution

Minister, please sit down with the private health sector before the NHI has us paying more but getting less, writes Dr Chris Archer.