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Martinique Stilwell

Martinique Stilwell

    Breast cancer's 'magic bullet' misfires for younger women
    Breast cancer's 'magic bullet' misfires for younger women
    As a fourth-year medical student at Hillbrow Hospital I was taken to see a Sotho woman in her mid-50s. She sat with her head bowed, and when the...
    Science of sleep: Getting ZZZs isn't as easy as ABC
    Science of sleep: Getting ZZZs isn't as easy as ABC
    They sleep for about 12 hours a night, although the young ones need more time in the sack. Caffeine keeps them awake and antihistamines cause...
    The brave new world of the egg trade
    The brave new world of the egg trade
    Tammuz International Surrogacy agency, which opened its doors in South Africa in 2008, is in search of women under the age of 31.
    Drug-induced comas: Miracles on the edge of oblivion
    Drug-induced comas: Miracles on the edge of oblivion
    A colleague liked to say, only partially in jest: “I just put people to sleep; God wakes them up again”
    Who killed Charlene Makaza?
    Who killed Charlene Makaza?
    This is the third in the M&G series on rape
    Dispatches: The bookstore with no name
    Dispatches: The bookstore with no name
    I live in a sensible suburb, chosen not for its charm or quirkiness, but rather for its proximity to good schools and hospitals. Our gardens are...
    Is Tim Noakes the Malema of medicine?
    Is Tim Noakes the Malema of medicine?
    Tim Noakes is busy. In addition to his usual duties as a professor at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town where he conducts...
    South African stories: Through the liquor glass
    South African stories: Through the liquor glass
    The building was finished in 1926 and, apart from a brief period as a café, has been a liquor store ever since.
    The breathtaking world of freediving
    The breathtaking world of freediving
    Hanli Prinsloo has invited me for a swim with the seals of Duiker Island, just outside Hout Bay. April is apparently a good month for cute seal...
    Diamond mines are not forever
    Diamond mines are not forever
    The concrete slab marking the guarded entrance to town is as solid as a headstone. In familiar font it reads: De Beers. A Diamond Is Forever....
    Living in the shadow of denial
    Living in the shadow of denial
    The Maitland Cottage Home for Physically Disabled Children is behind a brick wall in Newlands, Cape Town, not far from a cluster of expensive...
    Who is Hans Klaar?
    Who is Hans Klaar?
    On Friday January 14 2011 the Swiss national Hans Joachim Klaar, handcuffed and escorted by armed guards, stepped off a flight from New Zealand and...