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Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

Motsoaledi reveals ‘progressive’ HIV treatment plans

New treatment schedules for pregnant women and other patients are set to bring South Africa in line with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines.
Critical care: A local clinic is being built in Mvezo

Comment: Too much stick, not enough carrot

The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.
The NPA offered to drop charges against community health workers if they admitted guilt

Layoffs prove to be a bitter pill to swallow

Ill residents may suffer most after the axing of Free State community health workers.
The SA government needs to make a back-up plan for spending on HIV/Aids

HIV infections in children under five down by over three quarters

A study has found that child-focused interventions have significantly reduced HIV-infection rates in children under the age of five.
South African patients qualify for HIV treatment if their CD4 count – a measure of a person’s immunity – is 350 or lower.

Study: ARVs have “no effect” on mortality for patients with higher CD4 counts in...

Research suggests that taking HIV medication while CD4 counts are higher than 350 does not reduce mortality in those who are co-infected.
Close to one-third

War declared on the ‘superbugs’

Several initiatives are under way to stop the abuse of antibiotics.
Abandoned: The closure of the GF Jooste hospital has left the community in the lurch

The helpless have lost a lifeline

GF Jooste Hospital was a beacon of hope. It should have been renovated, not closed.
Kgotso Molefe is successfully dealing with his bipolar disorder.

‘I won the battle to beat bipolar’

The condition is widely misunderstood but it can be treated successfully with the right medication.
Diets such as those of Tim Noakes don't work better than traditional balanced diets according to a Stellenbosch University study.

Noakes-like diets don’t work the way they say they do – study

Low carb, high fat diets don't work better than traditional balanced diets, according to a Stellenbosch University study.
The latest Bill related to the National Health Insurance

Maximum intervention prescribed

The HPCSA failed to rein in medical aid schemes — now it’s up to the Competition Commission
Widely cited statistics say South Africa trails the United States and Mexico in levels of obesity

Is obesity all in the head?

Scientists believe the brain is key to treating weight problems, and are closing in on answers.
An open letter to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe

We should be allies, not enemies, Gwede Mantashe

An open letter to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe
Sydney Mokoena has not been able to access a doctor for eight months.

Life-saving medical care not available to ‘people of nothing’

Appalling conditions in Free State hospitals reveal a health care system that seems to be corrupt from top to bottom.
A drug could save the lives of premature babies

Yay for SA’s child health policies, nay for outcomes

This week holds the opportunity for us to show that we are serious about having a world where no child is born to die.
According to the TAC

Free State workers demonstrate over health crisis

The TAC says it fears the arrest of over 50 community healthcare workers after they began a sit-in at the province's health department headquarters.

Why medical aids are so expensive

Greater collaboration and sharing of information between stakeholders will lead to reductions in costs.