Latest articles on Medication

Diabetes is not just about the sugar

Newer drugs, which prevent costly complications, should be made much more affordable

How to recognise mental illness in children and adolescents

Children are often unable to verbalise their feelings of anxiety or depression, instead presenting with physical symptoms or odd behaviour. Diagnosis and treatment is crucial to set them on a healthy life-long path of managing their illness

A family’s unspoken curse

The inherited shame of schizophrenia leaves the writer wondering whether he will be next

Trans women risk their lives to be their ‘true, authentic selves’

Internationally recognised and applied standards of care can be adapted for South Africa’s transgender people, say experts.

Me and my meds: It’s a fraught friendship

Society has a skewed view that healthy people don’t take medicine but rising rates of chronic illness may call for a re-think of that perception

Reckless farm meds feed superbugs

The overuse and abuse of antibiotics strengthens lethal, drug-resistant bacteria.

Can illness be ‘all in your head’?

From placebos and ‘kissing it better’ to hypnosis – a level-headed look at alternatives to prescription drugs

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

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