MAIL & GUARDIAN: Health

Consumers get the short end of the private healthcare stick, commission finds

Competition Commission reveals anti-competitive practices in private healthcare

The power, the purse strings and the NHI

The NHI Bill proposes major shifts in who controls our national and provincial health budgets. Will the draft legislation rob provinces of control?

What did this former Sars official know about Big Tobacco’s dodgy dealings?

State capture was a godsend for tobacco dealers, writes former Sars official Johann van Loggerenberg in his latest book

Crime and medicine: How to keep criminals out of our hospitals

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Bringing home baby when your bae is HIV-positive and you’re not

Sperm washing, assisted insemination and long hospital waits — if you were lucky. This is what pregnancy when you were HIV-positive used to look like

Doing the ‘tramadol dance’: What this latest craze says about pill addiction

The illicit trade in this painkiller has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is threatening to condemn those in real need

The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone

A new smoke signal: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?

Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?

How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens

When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in Mpumalanga fear for their lives because of crime and unsafe buildings

What are Echo Trial results does Depo-Provera birth control shot increase risk of HIV

For 25 years, scientists have wondered whether the Depo-Provera could increase people’s risk of contracting HIV. Today, we find out if it does.

After Echo: ‘Why the study results scare me’

We've proven Depo Provera doesn't make it easier to contract HIV. But African women are still left with too few contraceptive choices.

BREAKING: Study confirms this popular birth control does not increase your HIV risk

We now know the answer after more than 25 years of guessing, but will women believe it?

[WATCH LIVE] Blessers, blessees & HIV: SA’s risky relations and what to do about them

Bhekisisa's latest policy dialogue takes a deep dive into one of the biggest challenges facing SA's HIV response at the 9th Aids conference.

BREAKING: How this KZN town used ARVs to cut new HIV infections by 83%

Small town, big goals: Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put enough people on HIV treatment to reduce new infections in the area.

How do we reduce new infections by 60% in a mere three and a half years?

Today, SA boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme, but 3.2-million people who need ARVs still aren't on them. Here’s how to fix that.

Rape crisis centres nationwide lose counsellors

The rresident promised more funding to the country’s one-stop centres for victims of abuse. But can provinces afford to make good on his promise?

Fight the fakes: how to beat the $200bn medicine counterfeiters

Armed with blockchain and AI, health workers and campaigners are battling the bogus business that kills thousands.

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