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Attempts to avert HIV are off target

The death toll is falling but there is still no hope for an end to the worldwide pandemic.

Dagga makes teenagers dumber

Teens who are regular users of cannabis are at risk of permanent damage to their intelligence, according to research covering nearly four decades.

How technology can give Olympics a winning edge

A new report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that technological innovation is now an integral part of sport at the highest level.

US grapples with neglect of HIV

Embarrassingly, Washington's infection rate tops that of some African countries, writes Sarah Boseley.

Malaria wonder drug loses its grip

Misuse of artemisinin combination therapy on the Thai-Burma border has allowed parasitic resistance to develop that could spread worldwide.

Africa under threat from super-malaria megakiller

In the 1980s drug-resistant strains of malaria spread from Southeast Asia to Africa. Millions of children died. Now, it's happening all over again.

Doubts raised about mammograms

A research group says the mental and physical costs of misdiagnosis are simply too high.

Criminals threaten malaria fight

Counterfeit and substandard drugs threaten the fight against malaria in Africa.

Fake, dodgy drugs drive malaria crisis in Africa

Scientists have called for measures to prevent the circulation of counterfeit and substandard malaria medicines that threaten millions of lives.

Time to trash those smokes

Around 40% of all cancers are caused by things we have the power to change.

Nuns should take ‘the pill to reduce risk of cancer’

Nuns should be given the contraceptive pill to reduce the high death rates from breast, ovarian and uterine cancer a result of their childlessness.

Birth control back on the agenda

The HIV crisis shifted attention from the issues of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

Respite from a silent world

New portable technology shows promise in identifying patients who may not be in the vegetative state they were thought to be.

Vaccine could cut risk of malaria in children by 50%

Millions of children's lives could be saved by a new vaccine that has been shown to halve the risk of malaria in the first large-scale trials.

Change of heart over chocolate

Chocolate may be good for the heart, scientists say, which is good news indeed.

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R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

VBS case delays cause massive frustration

A certificate is needed from the head of the NPA for more arrests to be made

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