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.
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
A single daily tablet could slash your risk of HIV infection, could it be for you?
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
Female activists face persecution largely because their existence is an affront to the patriarchal nature of societies.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosable mental health condition. Never heard of it? You're not alone.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
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.
Now the fight is on to eliminate the illness entirely – and save those still at the mercy of the mosquito.
Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
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Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
Mia Malan answers six important questions about the HIV prevention pill in three minutes.
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Science knows more than ever about how to use HIV treatment to prevent new infections but will it be enough to end Aids?
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The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?
Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.
Children need more than books to flourish at school. De-worming may be one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school participation in Africa.
Will the world act now to be ready for the next big outbreak?
It's not yet known why prostate cancer affects black men worse than their white counterparts, but if you're a black man over 40, get yourself checked.
Malan won for her long-form piece, “Diepsloot: Where men think it’s their right to rape.”
A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.
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.