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Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018
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Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

Dros rape accused perpetuates mental health stigma

November 12, 2018
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The alleged Dros rapist’s defence lawyer is trying to blame his client’s behaviour on a bipolar diagnosis. But while many people associate mental illness with violence those who are mentally ill are much more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, reports HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.

‘Dros rapist’: Mentally ill more likely to be victims

November 7, 2018
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The South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) has condemned local media houses for creating the impression that people living with mental illness are violent and criminally dangerous in the wake of rape-accused Nicholas Ninow’s defence citing his psychological state in court.

HIV cure ‘smacks of quackery’ – scientist

November 6, 2018
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A new HIV cure, being punted on social media, “smacks of quackery”, according to a prominent HIV scientist.

Joburg girl battles TB stigma on the global stage

October 30, 2018
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THE HAGUE: During the launch of a new book which tells the story about their tuberculosis (TB) journey, Janet, and her nine-year-old daughter Angelina, spoke to Health-e News from the Netherlands about the stigma they faced in a local pre-school.

Poo testing the new breakthrough in child TB

October 26, 2018
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A much simpler test to detect tuberculosis (TB) in children, using a stool sample instead of sputum, could save thousands of lives.

Bedaquiline price protests hit World Lung Conference launch

October 25, 2018
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THE HAGUE – As the opening ceremony of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health kicked off in the Netherlands last night, protesting activists demanded Johnson & Johnson (J&J) slash its price for the blockbuster tuberculosis (TB) drug, bedaquiline.