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Expecting moms ignore alcohol dangers

January 9, 2001       OurHealth  

NORTH WEST – Tshegofatso Makroti, a 30-year old mother from Ikageng township in Potchefstroom who drank alcohol regularly through five pregnancies, believes that although two of her babies were stillborn her drinking was not a problem.

Little boy with a big heart

January 9, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Nkosi Johnson is in a semi-coma at his home in Melville, Johannesburg. During his 11years, the soft-spoken but determined little boy who was born with the HI virus has achieved more than many do in a lifetime. He has addressed world conferences, fought and won the right to attend his local school and established a […]

AIDS Clinic cuts back as patients increase and funds dwindle

December 15, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Earlier  in the year  Health-e reported that Johannesburg Hospital’s AIDS Clinic was unable to cope with the increasing load of patients. Nine months later, after  cutting back on patient numbers the clinic continues to only treat about 70 patients on Tuesdays, while new patients are subjected to waiting lists of up to four months. The […]

Child sexual abuse and rise in HIV are connected

December 15, 2000
Children's Health  

Researchers are concerned that the increase in the rate of sexual abuse of young girls, as well as increased mortality among girls aged between 15 – 19 years, are due to a change in men’s sexual habits to avoid HIV by having sex with virgins and young girls. Jo Stein reports.

Fertility research confirms what most women know

December 15, 2000
Women's Health  

Research published in the British Medical Journal shows that it is impossible to predict ovulation – even among those women with regular menstrual cycles. It explains why the rhythm method for planning or preventing pregnancy is wholly unreliable.

Rape Centre helps convict rapists

December 15, 2000
Women's Health  

A rape centre in Somerset West not only offers a refuge of kind words and practical care for women who’€™ve been raped, it also adheres to a strict code for the collection of forensic evidence which results in the conviction of many of the rapists. Kerry Cullinan reports.

Women who walk the extra mile
Living with AIDS – part 13

December 15, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

In this audio feature we meet some of the people who seldom make the news headlines, but who make all the difference to those people who are bed-ridden with AIDS-related diseases.

State of the World’s Children statistics (South Africa)

December 13, 2000
Children's Health  

Although South Africa does not feature prominently in UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report, statistics reveal how the country is performing.