Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
Open defecation is a reality for many people around the world. Here's what it translates to.
It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand.
Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
Do you know what the law says about rape in South Africa? Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes.
Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.
For decades, we’ve struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.
This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.
Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?
Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place.
When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.
Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health.
Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.
More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Researchers have shown that monetary incentives lead to infants being immunised on time.
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.