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  1. Pregnant women admitted with urinary tract infections to a public sector hospital in South Africa: Are there lessons to learn?

    Pregnant women admitted with urinary tract infections to a public sector hospital in South Africa: Are there lessons to learn?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is associated with poor maternal and foetal outcomes. There is little information on UTI in pregnancy in South Africa.
  2. Anaemia in pregnancy in a setting of high HIV prevalence rates

    Anaemia in pregnancy in a setting of high HIV prevalence rates

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Although there is much literature on anaemia in pregnancy, there are limited data on anaemia specific to HIV in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anaemia among HIV-infected antenatal attendees at their first...
  3. Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in a multiracial female population in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

    Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in a multiracial female population in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objective: Vitamin D deficiency is a global health issue affecting many countries, especially those in temperate climates. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in females categorised...
  4. Note on an invasion of intertidal zoanthid colonies by a chaetopterid polychaete at Park Rynie Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Note on an invasion of intertidal zoanthid colonies by a chaetopterid polychaete at Park Rynie Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    At Park Rynie Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa, four species of zoanthids were invaded by a sand-tube building polychaete Mesochaetopterus minutus. It is a small polychaete about 15 mm long, which occurs gregariously in dense masses of sandy...
  5. Breast Cancer Health Beliefs and Perceived Barriers to Self-Examination Amongst Hindu Women in South Africa

    Breast Cancer Health Beliefs and Perceived Barriers to Self-Examination Amongst Hindu Women in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the breast cancer health beliefs and perceived barriers to breast self-examination of South African Hindu women. Participants were 68 Hindu women (mean age = 39.36 years SD=13.42) from two South African cities. They completed the Champion's Health...
  6. Secondary school learners' essays on suicide prevention

    Secondary school learners' essays on suicide prevention

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objectives: Considering the extent of the problem of suicidal behaviour among young people, the need for prevention programmes is paramount. The KwaZulu-Natal based 'Love to Live' campaign is a programme aimed at the prevention of suicidal behaviour among children and...