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Joan Koka

Joan Koka

    'Magic' vs science: Matter of choice
    'Magic' vs science: Matter of choice
    If you’re feeling ill, the chances are you’re making an appointment to see your general practitioner. But not *Sandra Yates, a mother of two from...
    Tense debate over ethics of trial on link between HIV, contraception
    Tense debate over ethics of trial on link between HIV, contraception
    International researchers are struggling to settle a 25-year-old debate about the risk of HIV infection in women who use the contraceptive...
    Trials don't gel with all women
    Trials don't gel with all women
    Medication adherence is critical to the study of HIV prevention in women, but researchers are struggling to find treatments that can be adapted to...
    'Forced' sterilisation of HIV women violates rights
    'Forced' sterilisation of HIV women violates rights
    Three women’s rights advocacy groups have lodged a formal complaint with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) protesting the "ongoing...
    Meet the silent but dangerous pollutant on our block: E-waste
    Meet the silent but dangerous pollutant on our block: E-waste
    As the world continues to grow increasingly dependent on the world of IT and computers, the volume of electronic waste is rising, and with it comes...
    Vaginal gel won't protect women against HIV
    Vaginal gel won't protect women against HIV
    A vaginal gel thought to reduce women’s chances of contracting HIV during sex has proven to be ineffective, according to a large-scale study...
    New study holds hope for obese women to fall pregnant
    New study holds hope for obese women to fall pregnant
    Obese women can improve their odds of conceiving with the help of pharmaceuticals, a new study from the University of Adelaide (UA) suggests.
    Your smartphone could soon give a fast diagnosis of HIV
    Your smartphone could soon give a fast diagnosis of HIV
    Diagnosing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections could take as little as 15 minutes with the push of a button on a smartphone, thanks to a...