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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
    It seems counterintuitive, but mammograms may do more harm than good to women under 50.
    Science of sleep: Getting ZZZs isn't as easy as ABC
    Science of sleep: Getting ZZZs isn't as easy as ABC
    For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how we sleep. They have their theories, but the bottom line is that you need eight hours a day.
    The brave new world of the egg trade
    The brave new world of the egg trade
    South Africa has long been a destination for fertility tourists. Now agencies are recruiting SA women to fuel India's burgeoning surrogacy business.
    Drug-induced comas: Miracles on the edge of oblivion
    Drug-induced comas: Miracles on the edge of oblivion
    Sending you into a drug-induced coma is the job of the anaesthetist at the head of the table, writes Martinique Stilwell.
    Who killed Charlene Makaza?
    Who killed Charlene Makaza?
    A Zimbabwean child died in New Zealand and her uncle was tried for her murder. That's when South African experts on child rape were called in.
    Dispatches: The bookstore with no name
    Dispatches: The bookstore with no name
    Tucked away in suburban dullsville Martinique Stilwell discovers a magical treasure trove of words and pages.
    Is Tim Noakes the Malema of medicine?
    Is Tim Noakes the Malema of medicine?
    World-famous sports scientist Tim Noakes has recently turned the food pyramid on its head. Could he be right?
    South African stories: Through the liquor glass
    South African stories: Through the liquor glass
    The oldest business on Lower Main Road is the Observatory Bottle Store. It is also the reason some residents have chosen to live in the area.
    The breathtaking world of freediving
    The breathtaking world of freediving
    It is one of the most dangerous extreme sports on the planet and a fast-growing competitive sport. And local diver Hanli Prinsloo is addicted.
    Diamond mines are not forever
    Diamond mines are not forever
    Residents of a pair of once-booming mining towns in Namaqualand now await a resurrection.
    Living in the shadow of denial
    Living in the shadow of denial
    National transmission rates of perinatal HIV infection are falling but the past is still with us, writes Martinique Stilwell.