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Government bans ‘unsafe’ baby bottles

A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.
National health director general Precious Matsoso raised fears this week that the burden created by non-communicable diseases may pose a threat to the future National Health Insurance system.

NHI: History repeats itself

Universal healthcare schemes traditionally have been met with fierce opposition.

Dying in the line of duty

The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.
An eighth-grade teenager shows how funky and strong her fight against a four-letter word is.

Bianca learns to Beat It

An eighth-grade teenager shows how funky and strong her fight against a four-letter word is. Mia Malan reports.
Under Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi

Manto’s last wish

Manto Tshabalala-Msimang hoped to polish her legacy, but in the end she will be remembered for her Aids stance.
An estimated 6.8 million people in South Africa are HIV positive.

Death in the Free State

People in need of treatment are dying because hospitals are desperate for funds, writes Mia Malan.
National health director general Precious Matsoso raised fears this week that the burden created by non-communicable diseases may pose a threat to the future National Health Insurance system.

Cape doc tipped for health post

Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.
Traditional leaders are resisting plans to introduce medical circumcision.

Cut and mistrust

Traditional leaders are resisting plans to introduce medical circumcision. Mia Malan reports.
More women than men get tested. According to Sanac this may be because women go for a test when they fall pregnant.

Take2: Winds of change sweep SA healthcare

Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.
Nehawu: The South African Medical Association should get a better grip on OSD negotiations and keep its affiliate members.

Nehawu lashes SA Medical Association

Nehawu: The South African Medical Association should get a better grip on OSD negotiations and keep its affiliate members.
The public protector will investigate claims of racism and ill-treatment of patients at a hospital and a clinic in the Western Cape.

Doctors use a torch to do operations

"This year we've been running out of simple things, such as Panado," says one doctor.
The toyi-toyiing "helps me to get rid of my frustrations at the hospital"

Ebony and ivory toyi-toyi in harmony

The toyi-toyiing "helps me to get rid of my frustrations at the hospital", says one doctor.
Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.

Abused from the womb

Pregnant women who drink alcohol put their unborn children at greater risk than they think, writes Mia Malan.