Public Health

How Doctors Discriminate Against Fat People

Cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer are all health-related issues associated with obesity. But while obesity is a...

Explaining the COVID-19 virus and vaccine in Setswana

Freelance journalist and media practitioner Pontsho Pilane has a daily slot on Motsweding FM radio where she explains health issues in Setswana....

Everything You Need To Know About Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), or commonly known as lupus, is a chronic disease that mainly affects women, causing severe effects which can lead to...

Understaffed and overworked: what it’s like working in South Africa’s public...

The Department of Health (DoH) is having difficulty placing young medical graduates in internship positions. The Daily Vox has spoken to a number of...

In their own words: UFS nursing students taking part in the...

In February 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination programme started in South Africa - providing a small glimpse of hope. At hospitals around the...

Final Year Medical Students Raise Concerns Around Graduation

Final year medical students are concerned they may not be able to graduate this year. As the COVID-19 lockdown continues in South...

Dental Students At Wits Protest “Unhealthy Learning Environment”

Dental students from the University of Witwatersrand protested on Tuesday on campus with a number of complaints. Students say they are tired of the...

We asked an expert to bust the myths associated with condoms...

We’ve had a giggle at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s condom presentation in the National Assembly this week. But even after proposing a national commission of...

#AIDS2016 through the eyes and voice of a young black woman

While the International AIDS Conference is lauded by many as a chance to celebrate progress made in HIV/AIDS treatment and research, ANDILE MTHOMBENI believes...

Gauteng health will provide nursing bursaries after all

The Gauteng department of health has rescinded their decision to stop the intake of first-year bursary nursing students. Prospective nursing students from Chris Hani...

Men Are Still Ashamed To Publicly Buy Sanitary Pads

For many, it’s still unusual to see men holding or buying sanitary pads. This stigma results in some men feeling uncomfortable and...

Family should be considered sacred when medical interns are placed

Young medical graduates are not being placed in internship positions which they need to be able to practise medicine independently. There seems to be a...

I don’t have exes

A personal essay by Thembelihle Ngcai  I’m the only disabled person in my family. I was one of...

5 Contraceptives That Are Effective And Affordable

The 26th of September marks World Contraception Day, launched in 2007 and supported by a number of international organisations interested in sexual...

Kenya rushes to contain cholera outbreak

On Monday Kenya’s ministry of health launched a 21-day plan to contain an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi. More than 336 cases of cholera...

Is hopelessness driving HIV in SA’s youth?

Why is HIV still the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 and 19 and how can we change this, asks Njabulo Mbanda. It...

Sibongile Komati On Living With Lupus

Living with lupus can be life threatening. Research has shown that this chronic illness mainly targets women, which can result to long-term effects like...

Communities Join Hands To Assist KZN Floods Victims

Calls for aid relief for Durban Floods has been made, this after hundreds of people were left displaced by devastating torrential rains...

Dr. T’s Sexual Health And Pleasure Guide Is Deeply Political And...

“I still can’t believe that it’s only been a week since we launched,” says Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng affectionately known by most as...

If HIV denialists have not been pardoned, why should the DA...

Aids has taught South Africans why denialism can't be tolerated – whether it comes from Thabo Mbeki or Helen Zille. In the same week that...
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