Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.
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General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for democracy, but but bad for women's bodies.
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Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Pompeo says: ‘This is decent and right’
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Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it.
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The World Health Organization launches an inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexism.
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Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.