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New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women
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
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
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
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
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: 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'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!
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
#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
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
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
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

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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
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

Pap smear overtaken by HPV screening
Pap smear overtaken by HPV screening

The primary screening for cervical cancer until recently has been the Pap smear. It was developed in the 1940s and has been the gold standard screening test despite its 54% sensitivity rate. This means that it misses 46% of cervical cancers...

12 Jan 2016

JPS Africa introduces new medical procedures to SA

JPS Africa is launching a bloodless, injection-less and painless method of male circumcision and sub-dermal contraceptive implants...

17 Dec 2015

Young women are lobbying government for youth friendly clinics.
The right way to deal with teenage pregnancies

A recent article decried the dilemma of teenage pregnancy in South Africa. The article apportioned blame to the fact that schools don't teach the Bible...

By Catherine van Schoor 2 Oct 2015

Breast cancer awareness month a reminder for women
Breast cancer awareness month a reminder for women

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and serves to remind women to take the health of their breasts seriously. According to Stasha Jordan...

1 Oct 2015

Bringing technology to communities
Bringing technology to communities

The chief of the Shixini Great Place in Willowvale, young people in Port Elizabeth's Northern areas and school nurses in the rural Transkei...

3 Sep 2015

One day only - Helen Joseph Hospital offers free women's service
One day only - Helen Joseph Hospital offers free women's service

To celebrate women taking better care of themselves, Right to Care, is holding a women's health day at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg on Thursday 3 September 2015 from 9am-2pm...

27 Aug 2015

Nine finalists in 2015 Fairlady Women of the Future Awards
Nine finalists in 2015 Fairlady Women of the Future Awards

Fairlady, in partnership with Santam, has selected nine finalists for the 2015 Fairlady Women of the Future and Rising Star Awards...

4 Aug 2015

Breastfeeding advice for working mothers
Breastfeeding advice for working mothers

The theme of this year's World Breastfeeding Awareness Week (1-7 August) awareness campaign by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is 'Breastfeeding and Work. Let's make it Work'...

3 Aug 2015

[#WomenInBiz] In the pink, Q&A with Noelene Kotschan
[#WomenInBiz] In the pink, Q&A with Noelene Kotschan

Noelene Kotschan is the driving force behind PinkDrive. We asked her a few questions about what motivates her and keeps her going...

By Nicci Botha 3 Aug 2015

New family support group in Joburg
New family support group in Joburg

The Peri and Postnatal Family Support Group provides a wide array of services to women and their families who experience challenges related to pregnancy, infertility difficulties, birth, adjustments to parenthood, perinatal loss and more...

15 Jul 2015

Smart Workplace 2040: the rise of the workspace consumer
Smart Workplace 2040: the rise of the workspace consumer

Glimpsing back at an office of 1990 would remind us of a workplace were the main mediums of communication were fax machines and fixed telephone landlines...

8 Jul 2015

Research in the news: ADHD drug may help cognitive problems in menopausal women
Research in the news: ADHD drug may help cognitive problems in menopausal women

Menopausal women often report some cognitive problems, but a new study suggests they can be lessened by taking stimulants such as those used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

By Bill Hathaway 17 Jun 2015

Single dose of vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
Single dose of vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

PARIS, FRANCE: A single vaccine shot, rather than the recommended triple dose, may be enough to protect women against cervical cancer, a study said on Wednesday, 10 June 2015...

17 Jun 2015

Ghd partners with PinkDrive
Ghd partners with PinkDrive

Good Hair Day (ghd) South Africa has announced a partnership with the PinkDrive breast cancer public benefit organisation in which PinkDrive will receive a percentage of sales on ghd's annual limited edition pink styler, as well as its support for the cause in relevant ventures for the next year...

17 Jun 2015

Prof Jewkes gets to GRIPs with reporting and conviction challenges in women and child abuse
Prof Jewkes gets to GRIPs with reporting and conviction challenges in women and child abuse

One of the many organisations that has benefited significantly from the work of the Vital Foundation is the Greater Rape Intervention Project (GRIP), which provides humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation, support and counselling to survivors of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as to those infected or affected by HIV/Aids...

9 Jun 2015

Few commercial weight-loss programs show reliable evidence of effectiveness, Johns Hopkins reports
Few commercial weight-loss programs show reliable evidence of effectiveness, Johns Hopkins reports

A handful of programs may help some dieters, but a new review of thousands of studies finds sparse evidence for long-term benefits...

7 Apr 2015

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