Home > Columnists Columnists More by Cybershrink Read more of Cybershrink's columns and articles. Start A Health24 blog » Try Our quizzes and tools » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Ask CyberShrink » 10 yucky hygiene facts 'Cancer is your fault' OPINION: Staying sane in a country that's gone crazy Brand SA has, true to form, delivered a particularly challenging week to all of us who live here. So what now, asks Susan Erasmus. The confessions of a secret hoarder There's a reason why I tend to invite guests to my home after dark – and it's not just because candlelight hides the dust. I am a secret hoarder, confesses Susan Erasmus. OPINION: Stem cell treatment – excitement is understandable but let's tread carefully Evidence-based and ethical reporting, and marketing, are necessary if patients are to benefit from the great strides being made in the stem cell field – not to do so exposes vulnerable people to exploitation and possible harm, writes Dr Michael Pepper. Secret medicine prices cost lives Prices charged by pharmaceutical corporations vary wildly for the same medicine depending on who’s buying, and the exact prices that are paid are typically shrouded in secrecy. Why exercise hasn’t cured my depression Like those who tell her to 'snap out of it', people who claim that exercise magically cured their depression really annoy Health24 writer Mandy Freeman. Sex scandal rocks UNAIDS: 'Executive Director must step down' Following a sexual harassment investigation at UNAIDS gone wrong, 23 leading women activists now believe that the executive director cannot be trusted to lead the world’s foremost agency fighting Aids. OPINION: 'It's OK for a doctor not to be OK' Healthcare professionals run at full tilt, often putting the health and well-being of their patients ahead of their own. Lizette Rabe highlights the importance of sound mental-health care among the medical profession, along with medical students. Wheelchairs: The assistive device that gives life The reality is that many persons with disabilities often fall within the poorest of the poor - Not only do they lack basic services, but also quality of life, writes André Kalis. Medical schemes: More money in members' pockets – for now Major changes to the Medical Schemes Act mean could mean scheme members could get more cover for less money – but for how long? How we're fighting antimicrobial resistance in South Africa South Africa may be able to lead the way out of this international public health crisis. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.