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.
More than 383 000 people have fled to Uganda since July when violence resumed in the South Sudanese capital of Juba.
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In Kenya, nocturnal HIV clinics attract sex workers and truck drivers, because they keep the same hours as their clients
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New research may have finally answered an old question.
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Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
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The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces
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Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
Without accurate data, maginalised groups risk being left behind - again.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
Every dollar spent on vaccines brings a 16-fold return on investment — and up to $44 for every dollar if broader benefits are taken into account.
The global body heeds calls by SA health minister Aaron Motsoaledi for high-level meeting on age-old killer.
Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family planning.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.
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Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
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.