Supporting Rape Survivors in Adhering to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance of Psychosocial Counselling and Support (Short REPORT)

Supporting Rape Survivors in Adhering to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance of Psychosocial Counselling and Support (Short REPORT)

STUDY METHODS Monitoring by the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) of the uptake of PEP by rape survivors during the period 30 June 2002-31 May 2003 found that just 16.2% of rape survivors provided with the drugs completed all 28 days of treatment.(5) Concerned by this low rate, GDoH commissioned research from the Centre for […]

How to Prevent Autism

How to Prevent Autism

The statistics are alarming and become more so every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, making it one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States. Further, the CDC estimates that parents with a child on the […]

Tales Publicly Allowed: Competence, Capacity, And Religious Belief: What should We Make of Someone Whose Beliefs Prevent Her from Accurately Understanding Her Medical Needs and Care? should That Person Still Make Her Own Health Care Decisions? in Fact, She Probably Lacks Decision-Making Capacity. But That Does Not Mean She is Not Competent.

Tales Publicly Allowed: Competence, Capacity, And Religious Belief: What should We Make of Someone Whose Beliefs Prevent Her from Accurately Understanding Her Medical Needs and Care? should That Person Still Make Her Own Health Care Decisions? in Fact, She Probably Lacks Decision-Making Capacity. But That Does Not Mean She is Not Competent.

Fear of power invisible, feigned by the mind, or imagined from tales publicly allowed, religion; not allowed, superstition. And when the power imagined is truly such as we imagine, true religion. –Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

The Illusive Promise of Circumcision to Prevent Female-To-Male HIV Infection - Not The Way to Go For South Africa (From the Editor)

The Illusive Promise of Circumcision to Prevent Female-To-Male HIV Infection – Not The Way to Go For South Africa (From the Editor)

‘Circumcision reduces HIV infections 76% in South Africa, researchers find’, screamed the headline in the online Bloomberg news, taking its cue from the reported findings of a randomised, controlled intervention trial (RCT) conducted at Orange Farm, Gauteng. The findings were presented by French researcher Bertran Auvert et al. in July 2011 at an AIDS conference […]

The DASH Diet Health Plan Cookbook: Easy and Delicious Recipes to Promote Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure and Help Prevent Diabetes

The DASH Diet Health Plan Cookbook: Easy and Delicious Recipes to Promote Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure and Help Prevent Diabetes

The DASH diet has been named by U.S. News & World Report year after year as its #1 choice in Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, and Best Diabetes Diets. THE DASH DIET COOKBOOK author, best-selling health and nutrition writer John Chatham, provides a straightforward approach to losing weight, reducing hypertension, and reducing […]

Will the New Consumer Protection Act Prevent Harm to Nutritional Supplement Users?(Original Articles)

Will the New Consumer Protection Act Prevent Harm to Nutritional Supplement Users?(Original Articles)

There is no clear distinction between food, supplements and medicines in South Africa. As these are regulated differently, grey areas exist in implementing the legislation, particularly in the supplement industry. The increase in supplement sales in South Africa can be attributed partly to aggressive marketing by manufacturers. Claims made by the companies selling supplements are […]

Asthma: Asthma Cure: How To Treat Asthma: How To Prevent Asthma, All Natural Remedies For Asthma, Medical Breakthroughs For Asthma, And Proper Diet And Exercises For Asthma

Asthma: Asthma Cure: How To Treat Asthma: How To Prevent Asthma, All Natural Remedies For Asthma, Medical Breakthroughs For Asthma, And Proper Diet And Exercises For Asthma

Would you love to find serious relief for your asthma? Whether you want to (1) reduce your asthma attacks, (2) discover the best ways to keep your lungs healthy and strong, or (3) find the best all natural and medical solutions for treating asthma, then this is the book for you. Take control of your […]