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Bells and Whistles: Cycling for Safety

October 17, 2000       Multimedia  

WATCH: Tebogo Mmazwi takes bicycle safety so seriously that he has now become famous for his hard-to-miss bike.

Tobacco control – talks underway

October 17, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

Negotiations for a world treaty on tobacco control begin here today (Monday) among members of the World Health Assembly under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Tobacco talks slowly swing into action

October 17, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

Intergovernmental negotiations that will lead to a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control governing the sale and marketing of tobacco are set to begin in earnest today (Tuesday).

Smoking ‘€“ what the regulations say

October 17, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

The Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, which comes into effect on October 1st, imposes tight controls on smoking in restaurants, pubs, shebeens, hotels and workplaces, as well as limiting tobacco advertising and the sale of tobacco products.

Team approach to treating breast cancer at Groote Schuur

October 16, 2000
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Despite “longer than desired” waiting lists for surgery, Groote Schuur’€™s Breast Clinic is able to offer hundreds of woman treatment for breast cancer. ANSO THOM reports.

Try this for size

October 16, 2000
HIV Prevention  

You don’€™t like condoms? Try this for size: 45% of South African adults will be infected by HIV within the next ten years. Jo Stein reports.

Overwhelming call for global tobacco control

October 16, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

The overwhelming bulk of evidence presented on the second day of World Health Organisation’s hearings into the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control called on the international health body to impose tough restrictions on the sale and marketing of tobacco.

Negative population growth due to AIDS now a possibility

October 13, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

It is now thought that the South African population will in all likelihood stop growing as a result of HIV/AIDS. High numbers of AIDS deaths will play a role, but so will the impact of HIV/AIDS on fertility. These are some of the population research findings reported at The Joint Population Conference held in Port […]