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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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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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