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Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

February 18th, 2019       News  

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

Nevirapine still a treatment option for mother to child transmission

April 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Anti-AIDS drug Nevirapine remains an option for the treatment of mother to child transmission despite the deaths of five women during the course of a local trial involving the drug, according to Health minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

Used tyres ‘€“ a burning issue

April 7, 2000
Environmental Health  

The widespread practice of burning old tyres to retrieve and sell the wire inside them is not only a serious health hazard for neighbourhood residents, but poses a risk to air safety as well. Jo Stein reports.

Air pollution ‘€“ worse indoors for many

April 7, 2000
Environmental Health  

The air at home is dangerous to the health of more than half South Africa’€™s population. This is because some 50 percent of households still use “dirty” fuels such as paraffin, coal and wood for heating and cooking Jo Stein reports.

AIDS panel to complete work by June, says minister

April 7, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

“The South African government is not stupid… We will not say tomorrow that HIV does not cause AIDS,” says the health minister, who says that the international panel on HIV/AIDS that she is putting together will help to find an African approach to the epidemic.

The ABC of AIDS

March 31, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

A small minority of researchers seem to have succeeded in South Africa where they have failed elsewhere. They have gained the ear of the media and the public in calling to question whether HIV does cause AIDS. Worldwide, the vast majority of reputable scientsists are clear about the transmission and effect of the HI virus […]

How safe is sex?

March 30, 2000
HIV and AIDS  

Every day South Africans are being bombarded with safer sex or HIV/AIDS messages. Many, generally from unreliable sources, are simply urban legends while others should be taken seriously.But how do we know whether we are having safe sex?

Policing domestic violence

March 27, 2000
Alcohol & Drugs  

Policing domestic violence is difficult at the best of times, but virtually impossible when the police officers expected to arrest the attackers also assault their partners. This is one of the dilemmas facing Captain Annette Strampe, head of the Northern Cape’s victime empowerment programme.