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Obesity on the rise in rural communities

May 15, 2019

Obesity rates continue to soar but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts.

Condemned beds at Bara Hospital ‘unsafe for patients’

May 6, 2019

According to the Gauteng health department, incidents of patients falls have significantly decreased since the steel beds were replaced.

Male contraceptive pill? Maybe not!

April 5, 2019

A male contraceptive pill recently passed its first safety test – but South Africans are unsure about whether they would ever use it, with some men fearing that it might permanently affect their sperm production.

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April 3, 2019
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Water crises sweep country

March 26, 2019

Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.

Contractors delay reopening of KwaMhlanga mortuary

January 18, 2019

Workers at the KwaMhlanga Forensic Pathology Services Centre in Mpumalanga are unhappy with their poor working conditions. Balise Mabona writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) wants renovations to the pathology facility to be completed so it can re-open after it was closed down for failing to comply with infrastructural requirements.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle for Soweto’s moms-to-be

October 3, 2018

SOWETO – A network of social franchises has sprung up across Soweto to meet the area’s needs for decent prenatal classes in the townships. Story by Pamela Mkhize.