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#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
#SizaMap: Where to get a safe, legal abortion in SA
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for more than 20 years, yet the black market for backstreet abortions still flourishes.
Inside 'bluetoothing's' fake high
Inside 'bluetoothing's' fake high
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
Drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical won’t charge South Africa for using its new tuberculosis (TB) drug in a pilot programme, but South Africa’s...
Search for victims continues after Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses
Search for victims continues after Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses
The entrance of one of Johannesburg's largest hospitals has collapsed and eyewitnesses say it is unclear if anyone is trapped beneath the rubble....
Ramokgopa: We are assessing if anyone is trapped under the debris at Charlotte Maxeke
Ramokgopa: We are assessing if anyone is trapped under the debris at Charlotte Maxeke
Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says emergency teams are still assessing whether anyone is still trapped under rubble after a section of roof...
Feel unsafe? There's an app for that
Feel unsafe? There's an app for that
Kenyan university student Edwin Inganji was happily pursuing his passion – computer science – until he lost his laptop in an armed robbery....
The future of take-away? I'll take a large pizza - and an HIV test - for delivery
The future of take-away? I'll take a large pizza - and an HIV test - for delivery
Each year, health researchers converge for a marathon of science. The  Conference on...
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care
The Gauteng health department is hoping to avoid legal battles with families of the almost 1 400 mental health patients removed from state care and...
Two drugs could be the key to quicker TB cures
Two drugs could be the key to quicker TB cures
The fate of millions of people may lie in just two little pills. New tuberculosis (TB) drugs pioneered in South Africa may be the key to shaving...
'Bluetoothing': The drug myth that fooled a nation?
'Bluetoothing': The drug myth that fooled a nation?
Experts have warned that the “bluetoothing” drug fad is not as widespread as media reports have led the public to believe — and warn that...
Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates
Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates
The key to unleashing waves of human potential lies on our plates and in our food but nutrition remains overlooked, underfunded and misunderstood,...
Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International
Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International
Less than 7% of the country's 3 880 health...
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
#SONA2017: Mbete refuses moment of silence for 94 dead mental health patients
President Jacob Zuma wants national Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to have more power over health MECs in provinces. "We welcome the recommendations of the health ombudsman that there is an urgent need to review the 
Dozens of health workers still unemployed as departments scramble for posts
Dozens of health workers still unemployed as departments scramble for posts
Doctors and nurses aren’t the only health professionals looking for work amid what experts say are cost-cutting measures in health departments....

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