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Shorter cure for resistant TB

March 14, 2019

Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) can be cured in less than half the time, cutting costs and improving the chances that patients will complete the gruelling treatment, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Health department accused of xenophobia

March 9, 2019

After a second provincial circular came to light instructing health facilities to charge non-citizens in full for services, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has vehemently denied it is fuelling xenophobic sentiments.

New HIV drug safe with preventive TB meds

March 7, 2019

A new blockbuster HIV drug is safe in combination with a shorter and more effective prescription to prevent deadly tuberculosis (TB), according to breaking research from South Africa.

Havoc for foreigners after DoH ‘mistake’

March 5, 2019

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has distanced itself from an unconstitutional directive it issued to provincial heads of department nearly two months ago instructing that all non-South African citizens pay in full for all health services.

Despite a cervical cancer vaccine, challenges remain

March 4, 2019

Cervical cancer could be eliminated by the end of this century, thanks to a preventative vaccine. But ignorance is a major barrier to the rollout of the vaccine in South Africa, where the disease is the deadliest cancer for women.

‘Soda taxes work’

February 26, 2019
ANA   News  

Sugary drink consumption has been slashed by more than half, three years after the city of Berkeley introduced a levy on these products.

Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

February 22, 2019
ANA   News  

Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.