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Cadaver-based teaching prepares students intellectually and emotionally to deal with the challenges they will face in their health sciences careers. Dr Tobias Houlton

Health professionals and cadavers: the quest for an ethical approach

Dissection is important for developing a range of skills, as well as moral and ethical training and a humanistic approach to patient care.
Ageing increases the risk of non-communicable diseases. Shutterstock

Taking the long view on health: tracking the impact of ageing in rural South Africa

Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
The relationship between income and health underlines the need for strong government policies to break the cycle. Shutterstock

South African study shows how unhealthy ageing takes its toll on health and income

It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.

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