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Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November
Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November

Globally, diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women, resulting in 2.1 million deaths each year. Currently, more than 199 million women are living with diabetes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 14 Nov 2017

MasterDrive joins PinkDrive in hosting awareness event
MasterDrive joins PinkDrive in hosting awareness event

As October celebrates Transport Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MasterDrive and PinkDrive are joining forces to host a complimentary event in Johannesburg...

20 Oct 2017

Team up against breast cancer
Team up against breast cancer

Amongst cancers affecting females, breast cancer still reduces life expectancy when diagnosed. However, if diagnosed early, it is treatable and survival rates are very good...

Issued by Cipla 13 Oct 2017

Positive news for MS sufferers with hopes of becoming parents
Positive news for MS sufferers with hopes of becoming parents

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers should not be discouraged from having families, as the view on the prospect of women with MS, carrying pregnancies to term, is shifting...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2017

Gestational diabetes a very real threat
Gestational diabetes a very real threat

Gestational diabetes affects about one in seven births globally, and may persist as type 2 diabetes or ‘pre-diabetes', or resolve completely when the pregnancy is over...

1 Sep 2017

Tshemba Foundation ushering in a new era of medical volunteering serving rural communities
Tshemba Foundation ushering in a new era of medical volunteering serving rural communities

The recently-founded Tshemba Foundation is ushering in a new era of medical volunteering as a way of significantly improving access to healthcare in under-resourced communities in rural South Africa.

29 Aug 2017

Roche cuts the price of cancer drug
Roche cuts the price of cancer drug

Roche has already lowered the price of its breast cancer drug trastuzumab to state patients...

By Tamar Kahn 29 Aug 2017

Why breastfeeding and work can, and should, go together
Why breastfeeding and work can, and should, go together

The 2017 World Breastfeeding Week runs from 1-7 August with the aim of uniting all sectors of society in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 31 Jul 2017

Study: Labour unit policies affect C-section delivery risk
Study: Labour unit policies affect C-section delivery risk

The way certain hospital labour and delivery units are managed may put healthy women at greater risk for caesarean deliveries and haemorrhage...

26 Jul 2017

Catholic bishops ask human rights commission to investigate cancer deaths in KZN
Catholic bishops ask human rights commission to investigate cancer deaths in KZN

Catholic bishops are concerned about the crisis in oncology services in Kwazulu-Natal. They have asked the human rights commission to investigate possible deaths resulting from the crisis...

Issued by SACBC Justice and Peace Commission 14 Jun 2017

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

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