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Hope for rural NPO after their eviction

February 14th, 2019       OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP), a rural domestic violence NGO evicted from their offices in December, has been given renewed hope thanks to a generous donation.

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 […]

World grapples with tobacco control

October 13, 2000
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

The first ever hearings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to adopt a convention to control tobacco products worldwide began in Geneva yesterday (Thursday). SUE VALENTINE reports.

Tobacco companies declare: smoking causes cancer

October 13, 2000
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Tobacco giants Philip Morris and British American Tobacco both stated explicitly yesterday that nicotine is addictive and that smoking causes a variety of diseases. SUE VALENTINE reports.

Low muscle tone and young children

October 12, 2000
Children's Health  

Three-year-old Alexander Heyns plays next to his mother at the physiotherapy centre, fitting shapes together into a box. “Look, mama, they are all in now,” he says, blue eyes sparkling. “When he first came here, he would never do this,” says his mother, Lynette. “He would come in shouting and charge around, touching everything. He […]