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Ramadan 2016: How the fast can help your health

Some research suggests that fasting not only has spiritual benefits but physical ones as well.

NGO brings high hopes to the world of deaf children

Late diagnosis of the disability profoundly affects the development and future of youngsters.

[From our archives] 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

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

Many smokers find quitting impossible, but vaping can reduce tobacco-related harm.

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

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

Seemingly safe substances like aspirin could harm your unborn baby.

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

Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.

[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] 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

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.

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