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Mia Malan

Death in the Free State

People in need of treatment are dying because hospitals are desperate for funds, writes Mia Malan.

[From our archives] Could pap help cut your cancer risk?

If you are going to braai this festive season, pap with your meat could lessen your chances of cancer.

Cape doc tipped for health post

Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.

Cut and mistrust

Traditional leaders are resisting plans to introduce medical circumcision. Mia Malan reports.

Take2: Winds of change sweep SA healthcare

Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.

Nehawu lashes SA Medical Association

Nehawu: The South African Medical Association should get a better grip on OSD negotiations and keep its affiliate members.

Doctors use a torch to do operations

''This year we've been running out of simple things, such as Panado,'' says one doctor.

Ebony and ivory toyi-toyi in harmony

The toyi-toyiing ''helps me to get rid of my frustrations at the hospital'', says one doctor.

Abused from the womb

Pregnant women who drink alcohol put their unborn children at greater risk than they think, writes Mia Malan.

Doctors ‘insulted’

Angry medical practitioners staged daily lunch-hour pickets outside hospitals across the country last week.

A panacea for doctors, stat

Medical practitioners warn that they could resume strike action if government does not respond to their demands.

‘SA can’t handle an outbreak’

As swine flu threatens South Africa, experts say the country does not have enough of the medicines necessary to contain an epidemic.

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