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'My mom was too scared to check what was wrong. In the end, doctors removed her womb'
'My mom was too scared to check what was wrong. In the end, doctors removed her womb'
Phindile Mthembu is nervous. “I am very worried. I have been experiencing a discharge — and a very bad smell,” she says, picking at a...
[Video][WATCH] Cancer care crisis in KwaZulu-Natal
[Video][WATCH] Cancer care crisis in KwaZulu-Natal
Find out why cancer care in KwaZulu-Natal is on the brink of collapse.
National laboratory workers strike after negotiations stall, provinces fail to pay
National laboratory workers strike after negotiations stall, provinces fail to pay
Workers from the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) will embark on a national strike on Wednesday after last-minute wage negotiations...
National cancer drug shortage may last until October
National cancer drug shortage may last until October
A deadly national cancer drug shortage is approaching its third month and patients may have to go without until October - if they can make it.
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Durban loses its last public sector oncologist today as shortages of specialists in the province continue.
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this Easter
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this Easter
We have heard drinking is good for your heart. We have heard it may even protect you against diabetes. But we also know that alcohol is a major...
Breasts: Five things to know about them and their care
Breasts: Five things to know about them and their care
Carol-Ann Benn jokes that she may not know her way around a stove, but she definitely knows her way around a breast.
Focus on noncontagious diseases
Focus on noncontagious diseases
Noncommunicable diseases are often described as lifestyle diseases because they are associated with the excesses of an ageing or privileged...
South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand
South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand
As the health department sources alternative drug suppliers, doctors may be forced to make tough decisions with at least five key cancer drugs in...

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