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World Health Day: Healers face burnout

April 7, 2019
News  

In just three months at least three South African anaesthesiologists have taken their lives, reported the South African Society of Anaesthesiologist’s (SASA) Natalie Zimmelman who said the profession was facing a mental health crisis.

Huge patient operation backlog at Tshilidzini

April 2, 2019
News  

Mabula Maboyi has been living with a broken needle inside her right hand for weeks, but she has already had the date for her operation to remove it at Tshilidzini Hospital postponed four times.

Autism: Why aren’t we aware?

April 2, 2019
News  

Early diagnosis, research and education are the top priorities for South Africa this World Autism Day (2 April). Many are unaware of the condition, despite it affecting up to 2% of people on the planet.

#FreeToBleed: Zero-rating and free pads to start in South Africa

April 1, 2019
Gender   News  

Bleeding every month is about to get a lot cheaper for many people who menstruate. In some cases, it may even be free.

Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

April 1, 2019
News  

The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?

Updates to assault form is better for rape survivors

March 28, 2019
News  

Medical and legal experts have welcomed updates to the J88 form – the official form used by health workers to document injuries of victims of violence in preparation for a legal case.

Sugar industry job loss claims are premature – Treasury

March 27, 2019
News  

It is premature for the sugar industry to claim that the sugary drinks tax is causing job losses, according to Treasury.