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New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women

Through Vodacom's Siyakha platform, the company has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers support to pregnant women...

30 Mar 2017

Using mobile to boost access to safe, legal abortion services

Created by safe2choose, Fem is a new initiative designed to give South Africans access to immediate and locally relevant sexual health services and information, via an SMS platform...

3 Mar 2017

Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International

In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities...

By Ina Skosana 14 Feb 2017

Roche under fire for cost of cancer meds

Breast cancer and HIV activists came out in their hundreds on Tuesday to demand that pharmaceutical giant Roche drop the price of its breast cancer drug...

By Neo Goba 10 Feb 2017

Progesterone may be key to preventing recurrent miscarriage

For women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses in the first four to six weeks of gestation, the hormone progesterone could offer hope for a successful birth, according to a new study...

By Karen N. Peart 11 Jan 2017

Uterine artery embolisation: an alternative treatment for fibroids

Uterine artery embolisation is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery to control symptomatic uterine fibroids...

24 Oct 2016

Delta's Pink Plane takes to the sky for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Delta Air Lines' Pink Plane is taking to the skies throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as part of a series of events to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Fund...

12 Oct 2016

Technology goes pink this October!

Help PinkDrive build confidence and raise breast cancer awareness by participating in the "PinkTober Selfie Campaign". The target is to raise R1m for PinkDrive during the month of October...

Issued by Praesignis 10 Oct 2016

#WomensMonth: A quiet conflict: ADHD in women

Fatigue, anxiety and sleeplessness - not symptoms you'd commonly associate with ADHD, but which are found most commonly in women, who are therefore under diagnosed...

4 Aug 2016

Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America is a good example of the abortion dilemma faced by under-resourced countries...

29 Apr 2016

Empowering Berna - a new infertility initiative

Through the Merck More than A Mother initiative, interested parties are invited to define interventions to raise awareness about infertility...

30 Mar 2016

African campaign reduces stigma and improves care around infertility

Campaign aimed at improving access to safe, quality fertility care across Africa is being rolled out in Uganda...

8 Mar 2016

Fish is good, in small doses

A tuna salad may be a healthy snack, but too much of this good thing could be hazardous to your health, a major study of fish sold in South African shops has found...

29 Feb 2016

Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure

During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer while preserving hormonal levels...

By Karen N. Peart 25 Jan 2016

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International

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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