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Complementary and alternative medicine has been recognised in South Africa but is not yet fully integrated into the country’s health care system. shutterstock

Why alternative medicine should be integrated into conventional health care

Complementary and alternative medicine could alleviate many of the access problems within primary health care in South Africa’s rural areas if it was fully integrated into the system.
Direct links between universities and industry funders pose significant risks – but can they be managed? Shannon Kringen/Flickr

Viewpoints: should universities accept funding from industry?

The University of Sydney’s announcement of a role funded by the Blackmores Institute raises perennial questions about whether industry-funded research can be truly independent.

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