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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.
Would you betray your partner in crime if it meant you could avoid jail? Here's how this mentality can push up the price of medicines.

Physician, don’t fool yourself – Motsoaledi replies to NHI criticism

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi describes Dr Chris Archer's criticism of the national health insurance as ignorant at best.
The new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital in Upington has only been servicing the west of the Northern Cape since November

Dr Harry Surtie Hospital: Double-edged sword of technology

If the new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital has all the latest tech, why are patients complaining?
Digitial umbilical cord: More women are using their cellphones to get health updates on their pregnancy via Mxit Reach.

Help’s at hand for connected moms

Simple phone services are stepping in to help women who can't seek clinical advice in person.
The country's largest HIV lobby group

Comment: Rape, murder and indifference

The government must stop paying mere lip service to rooting out gender-based violence.