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20% of new mothers in peri-urban areas suffer from suicidal thoughts
20% of new mothers in peri-urban areas suffer from suicidal thoughtsArticle

One in five pregnant women and new mothers living in peri-urban areas investigated in UCT's Drakenstein Child Health Study are likely to experience suicidal thoughts...

30 Apr 2021

Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19
Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19Article

In a country with a chronic shortage of healthcare professionals, and a significant disease burden, it may come as no surprise to hear that doctors are 2.5 times more likely than anyone else to take their own lives...

Issued by Cipla 29 May 2020

Young girls play netball in an open field near King Williams Town. EPA/Kim Ludbrook
Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?Article

South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. An estimated 7.2-million people are living with HIV and 4.4 million are on antiretroviral therapy...

Franziska Meinck 17 Jul 2019

SA students are facing a mental health crisis
SA students are facing a mental health crisisArticle

From dealing with the stress of exams to coping with the anxiety of building a successful future, students tend to have a lot on their plates...

Issued by Vega School 10 Jul 2019

Raising awareness one sock at a time
Raising awareness one sock at a timeArticle

The mental strain on medical professionals working in South Africa can be immense, and levels of depression and mental fatigue are particularly high among professionals who dedicate their lives to the treatment of others...

Issued by Cipla 27 May 2019

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Safeguarding healthcare professionals from burnoutArticle

South Africa's chronic medical human resources shortage puts overloaded healthcare professionals at greater risk of burnout, endangering both them and their patients...

27 Mar 2019

Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rightsArticle

Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country...

Andrew Novak 19 Mar 2019

Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA
Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SAArticle

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa has the sixth highest rate of suicide in Africa, with approximately 11.6 of every 100,000 people in the country completing suicide...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2018

The Akeso Group launches outpatient programme
The Akeso Group launches outpatient programmeArticle

A post-discharge programme aimed at reducing incidence of hospital readmissions has been launched...

17 Jul 2016

SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?
SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?Article

Wanting South Africa to avoid the epidemic of psychotropic drug abuse of children, as seen in the US, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) has launched a campaign to inform South African parents and teachers about prescribed psychotropic drug risks in children.

2 Feb 2016

Link between anti-gay sentiment and suicidality: Further study neededArticle

Same-sex sexual attraction and behaviour found to be less critical than self-identity.

8 Feb 2010

[2010 trends] This year heralds the 'Planet of the Apps'
[2010 trends] This year heralds the 'Planet of the Apps'Article

This year will see us become the 'Planet of the Apps', with those addictive little downloads popping up on every screen - including your car dashboard, television and photo frames...

Anice Hassim 19 Jan 2010

Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategyArticle

Those in the United States living with HIV/AIDS are more likely to use marijuana than those in Kenya, South Africa or Puerto Rica to alleviate their symptoms, according to a new study published in Clinical Nursing Research, published by SAGE.

1 Jun 2009

FDA mandates increased warnings for epilepsy drugs, stops short of issuing black boxArticle

The U.S. FDA has increased label warnings for epilepsy drugs, noting the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours, after a panel review earlier this year.

18 Dec 2008

New drug approved for Huntingdon's diseaseArticle

The first ever drug for the control of Huntingdon's symptoms has been approved in the USA.

19 Aug 2008

New generation anti-depressants may do littleArticle

According to new research from Britain, new generation anti-depressants could be a waste of time and money for many patients and offer little clinical benefit.

26 Feb 2008

New Zealand warns of risk from anti-epileptic drugsArticle

New Zealand's Ministry of Health drug regulation arm Medsafe is alerting health care professionals about a small increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours in patients taking anti-epileptic medicines.

4 Feb 2008

Obesity Drug Linked to Suicidal ThoughtsArticle

The manufacturer of the antiobesity drug rimonobant, sold under the Acomplia brand, has informed the FDA that users of the medication suffer from a higher risk of suicidal thoughts. Sanofi-Aventis also told the FDA that it doesn't recommend the drug for people who suffer from depression.

6 Jul 2007

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