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Amy Green

Amy Green

Amy Green is a health reporter at the M&G's health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. After graduating from Rhodes with an honours degree in health journalism, she investigated the abuse of the attention deficit disorder drug, Ritalin. The exposé was published on the e-book website Mampoer Shorts. In 2013, she was one of 10 journalists selected for a year-long investigative HIV reporting fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation. She has an obsession with all things hip-hop and keeps fit with a daily Ashtanga yoga routine.  
[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)
[From our archives] Diabetics at risk of TB (and vice versa)
Research shows that people with diabetes are up to three times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than those without the illness. 
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
The University of Cape Town released South Africa's first...
Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health
Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health
Millions of Muslims around the world are observing their annual spiritual fast, steering clear of daylight eating, drinking and smoking. Those...
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
Boys in South Africa are more at risk of sexual abuse than girls, according to a 
It makes cents: Smokers who quit have good reason to switch to vaping
It makes cents: Smokers who quit have good reason to switch to vaping
For almost 20 years, Johannesburg resident Justin Adan smoked more than a pack of cigarettes a day. Three months ago he started using...
Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?
Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?
Experts are becoming increasingly concerned that people requesting medication by a specific brand name or asking for a repeat prescription earlier...
Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate
Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate
Dora Mkize* (20) screamed for joy when she found out she was...
Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking
Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking
1. Caffeine Research links excess caffeine during pregnancy and miscarriage. Studies recommend women drink less than 200...
The five best contraceptives backed by science
The five best contraceptives backed by science
1. Implant Efficacy: Less than one pregnancy per 100 women using it for a year.
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa are less likely to make use of contraception than anywhere else because of a combination of poor health systems and social stigma,...
Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
Nearly a third of South African children are not vaccinated, placing them at risk of catching serious diseases. This is, in part, because parents are...
Pre-teen drinking in the Eastern Cape carries on to motherhood
Pre-teen drinking in the Eastern Cape carries on to motherhood
Many Eastern Cape women start to drink alcohol at ages as young as ten years old and the area now has the highest reported rate of fetal alcohol...