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Department refutes political link to Israeli circumcision product approval

An Israeli male circumcision product has not been put on hold, says the South African health department.


SA can learn from Brazil's health model

The favelas are served by teams of community workers, who are the doctors' eyes and ears.


Double stigma leaves gay men with little hope

Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.


Desperate search for answers to schizophrenia puzzle

Where traditional beliefs are more real than textbooks, treating illness is a balancing act for sangomas and medical doctors alike.


Life's precipice puts addiction into perspective

Three drug addicts tell their stories of devastation, desperation and, finally, the long road to recovery.

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