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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.  
Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health
Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health
Some research suggests that fasting not only has spiritual benefits but physical ones as well.
Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
South Africa's first national study on the incidence of child sexual abuse reports on the extent of crimes committed against local youth.
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
One in three South African boys have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime.
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
Many smokers find quitting impossible, but vaping can reduce tobacco-related harm.
Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?
Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?
Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate
Cruel dilemma: To terminate or not to terminate
The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.
Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking
Pregnant? Five things to think twice about before taking
Seemingly safe substances like aspirin could harm your unborn baby.
The five best contraceptives backed by science
The five best contraceptives backed by science
The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.
Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
Western anti-immunisation movements have taken root in local communities resulting in some parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
Pre-teen drinking in the Eastern Cape carries on to motherhood
Pre-teen drinking in the Eastern Cape carries on to motherhood
One out of every ten Grade 1 learners in some parts of the province have been born with the consequences of their mothers' drinking during pregnancy.