The 'bluetoothing' myth recently took the media by storm. We explain why it's all risk and no high.
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.
TB treatment is available for free in South Africa. But 20% of people are never diagnosed and spread the disease unknowingly.
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
Medical aids cover far less for psychiatric illnesses than they do for physical ailments.
What do you do if you suspect your child has autism? We answer these and other questions about the disorder.
Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
Before you down those beers at the braai, find out how much alcohol is too much this Easter.
A recent article suggested that single South Africans can live longer by getting married, based on Statistics SA mortality data.
Make sure that you and your family don't end up as statistics of this Easter season.
Surgical technicians have helped halve maternal death rates in Mozambique.
The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.
Some of your favourite comfort food could be concealing a killer.
Sign up to be part of our survey team and help us check who is providing safe, legal abortions
Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
A single daily tablet could slash your risk of HIV infection, could it be for you?
The country's strongest HIV lobby group won't back South Africa's HIV and TB plan just yet. Here are their demands.
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.
By June, the health department will know more about how to roll out Truvada nationally to men who have sex with men.
New research may have finally answered an old question.
Every year, almost 500 000 people in South Africa develop TB and only half will ever be cured - see why.
Journalism does not begin or end with free speech, we have an ethical obligation not to give platform for abhorrent views in the name of free speech.
Curious about water births and why they're becoming more popular? We give you the basics in under 2 minutes.
A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.
New drug combinations tested in the country may be a lifeline to those with TB most unlikely to survive it.
A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
Contraception may be finally coming to a secondary school near you.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
No national database of legal abortion providers in South Africa existed – so Bhekisisa made one.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
A novel and easy way to disinfect water using freely available solar power is helping to combat the spread of disease in developing countries.
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.