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Shorter cure for resistant TB

March 14, 2019
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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.

Disabled student with no limbs graduates with new hopes and dreams

March 10, 2019
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After years of hard work disabled student Tinyiko Gwambe will soon be qualifying as a social worker, and has new ambitions of getting her own custom-made car.

Health department accused of xenophobia

March 9, 2019
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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
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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.

Gauteng Health urged to halt ongoing hospital strike

March 6, 2019
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Conflict has been mounting at the Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital in Krugersdorp where an unprotected strike has been ongoing since Friday.

#GPBudget2019 – all the health highlights

March 6, 2019
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After receiving a whopping R46.4-billion last year – the Gauteng Health Department will be receiving R50.8-billion this year.

Township artist uses art to celebrate unique skin

March 6, 2019
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Vitiligo, albinism and freckles are relatively known as the skin conditions that make affected individuals seem different from their peers resulting to confidence loss and distress, artist Mandilakhe Rolinyathi celebrates their unique skin through artwork with the aim of unsettling stigma.