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The quest for the (vaginal) ring
The quest for the (vaginal) ring
The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa. But, as the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism reports, popping a pill...
Abortion: SA must speak up
Abortion: SA must speak up
‘I woke up this morning and a nurse told me that I have been in a coma since I came in,” says Ntsoaki* from her bed in Lesotho’s only...
Bhekisisa scoops top health journalism award - again
Bhekisisa scoops top health journalism award - again
The Mail & Guardian’s health editor, Mia Malan, was named the Discovery Health Journalist of the Year on Wednesday. Malan, who heads up the newspaper’s health...
[Slideshow]The sad truth about surviving Ebola
[Slideshow]The sad truth about surviving Ebola
After having survived the harrowing disease, Ebola survivors are met with humiliation and scorn by members of their communities.
Ndua's stove keeps a lid on cholera in Kenya
Ndua's stove keeps a lid on cholera in Kenya
A young girl follows her mother down a path that cuts a brown line through the bright green grass as they make their way to their home in the town of...
Game-changing technology for blind people - at a price
Game-changing technology for blind people - at a price
"There are many things I want to be when I grow up," 12-year-old Jonas Ndlovu says in his soft voice. "When I was doing grade three, I wanted to be...
M&G joins #UnmaskStigma TB awareness campaign
M&G joins #UnmaskStigma TB awareness campaign
In South Africa, one out of three people with tuberculosis (TB) are insulted, gossiped about, or teased. People with TB also regularly feel dirty...
[Podcast]TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
[Podcast]TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
[Podcast]Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
[Podcast]Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
A cost-effective, quick urine test for tuberculosis (TB) could save lives, but it isn't a silver bullet.
[From our archives] Could pap help cut your cancer risk?
[From our archives] Could pap help cut your cancer risk?
South Africa has one of the highest colon cancer rates in the world, and braaied red meat is the chief culprit.

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