Joan Van Dyk

Syndicates and devious health professionals may target National Health Insurance

Criminal networks are targeting your medical aid rands but could you be part of the problem too?

Dozens of gynaecologists are expected to shut down this year. This could stop that.

"We are closer to a solution than we have ever been," says medical body Sasog

National cancer drug shortage may last until October

Pharmaceutical companies say that delayed drug registrations by the Medicines Control Council may have played a role in stock outs.

Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Experts warn state clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.

Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.

Rough welcome: Could South Africa’s new border detention centres turn deadly?

Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years.

Is racism making our children sick?

Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health.

Will smacking your kids make them violent?

Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.

Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?

New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children.

Will my medical expenses get paid if I become suicidal?

Medical aids cover far less for psychiatric illnesses than they do for physical ailments.

Hearts: R1.5 million. Kidneys: R3.5 million. Can you really buy organs in Cape Town?

Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.

Will strikes pit the rights of doctors against those of their patients?

The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.

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