Talking Points

March 20th, 2019 As part of the Health Department's strategy to reduce obesity,  SA in 2018 became the first country in Africa to introduce a sugar tax. While Treasury conceded some jobs would be lost, the impact on sugar industry now claims of 10,000 imminent job...

March 13th, 2019 Medical schools have failed to include in their standard medical curricula training on hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgeries, or even the basics of sexual orientation and gender identity, argues an Association of American Medical Colleagues...

March 6th, 2019 Will corporate greed get in the way of patient access to non-profit stool for faecal transplants? The New York Times reports that there are millions of dollars at stakes, thousands of lives in the balance. The battle, pitting drug companies...

February 20th, 2019 Unscrupulous parties are touting blood plasma infusion from young donors to fight ageing or serious illnesses. This week the US Food and Drug Administration warned against the procedure. Many older people are infusing young people's plasma into...
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