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South Africa is so overburdened by physical illnesses that mental health continues to take a backseat

The South African Federation of Mental Health has called on the government to urgently act to ensure accessing mental becomes easier for South Africans. Speaking during the national dialogue on mental health on Monday, Bharti Patel of the South African…

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A breakthrough in the treatment of drug-resistant TB signals shorter and safer treatment for patients

People battling rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) could soon have access to a shorter and safer course of treatment. Doctors without Borders (MSF) have released the results from a clinical trial on an all oral six-month treatment regime. Current treatment can last…

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Varsity Vibe: Normalising conversations about mental health in the university space 

As this Mental Health Awareness month draws to a close, university students speak to Health-e News about exam anxiety, financial stress and how the uncertainty brought about COVID-19 has impacted them. “Although the exam season has always been stressful, the…

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A new Covid-19 antiviral pill cuts risk of death by 50 percent. Here’s what you need to know about it

A new way to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is on the horizon. Current treatments are expensive and require patients to be admitted to hospital. But a drug developed by Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics is on the cusp of changing…

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