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Get up, stand up, stand up for your cardiovascular might
Get up, stand up, stand up for your cardiovascular might
For over a decade James Levine, a researcher at the United States medical organisation Mayo Clinic, has been telling the world about the dangers of...
SA, UK form Newton Fund to boost science and technology projects
SA, UK form Newton Fund to boost science and technology projects
"It's a milestone in the science and innovation co-operation between our two countries," Science Minister Naledi Pandor said at Parliament in Cape...
[From our archives] Is SA ready to turn over a new leaf?
[From our archives] Is SA ready to turn over a new leaf?
When Jeremy Acton feels a cold coming on, he says he regularly stops it in its tracks. "I smoke a joint of dagga and, mostly, half an hour later,...
Distinguished women in the life sciences
Distinguished women in the life sciences
Professor Soraya Seedat is professor of psychiatry and executive head of the department of psychiatry at the faculty of medicine and health...
Decrease in women abuse = decrease in HIV infections, say researchers
Decrease in women abuse = decrease in HIV infections, say researchers
"Between one in four and one in five [20% to 25%] of HIV infections in young South African women can be attributed to gender-based violence,...
Teenage moms face a litany of ills
Teenage moms face a litany of ills
Caring for a baby who was planned and is living in a stable home environment can be stressful at the best of times. Caring for a baby when you are...
Brutal murder of lesbian activist condemned
Brutal murder of lesbian activist condemned
The murder of a lesbian activist who was stoned and stabbed to death is part of an "epidemic" of hate crimes against gays, Human Rights Watch said...
Study shows war on women begins at home
Study shows war on women begins at home
Almost 80% of the men in Gauteng admit to perpetrating some form of violence against women. This was revealed through a prevalence survey on gender...
Brutal legacy of terrible twins
Brutal legacy of terrible twins
Most alcohol awareness campaigns focus on the health risks associated with alcohol use.
DA: Lack of leadership has caused rape crisis
DA: Lack of leadership has caused rape crisis
A lack of appropriate action by South Africa's leaders has allowed the country to become the rape capital of the world, the Democratic Alliance's...
MRC: Quarter of men in South Africa admit rape
MRC: Quarter of men in South Africa admit rape
One in four men in South Africa have admitted to rape and many confess to attacking more than one victim, according to a study that exposes the...
The health hangover
The health hangover
South Africans drink. This was how awed American satirist PJ O'Rourke, himself no slouch with the booze, summarised a visit here in the Eighties....

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