A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
Gladys has hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the most deadly non-communicable disease in the world.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Could psychosocial programmes turn extremists into moderates?
Most were abducted, others chose to go but all have to face the stigma and hope for acceptance.
Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
The process could transform manufacturing and help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces
Poor handling practices as well as storage, cooking equipment and fridges - and rats - increase the risk of food poisoning.
Find out when you can terminate a pregnancy and who should be doing it.
Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
Here are three ways to tell whether or not you might be going for an abortion at an illegitimate practitioner.
Having a chronic illness can raise your risk of depression. For diabetics, the blood sugar high and lows of everyday life take an extra toll.
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
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.
Two years of HIV self-testing in Malawi have shown no cases of suicide, intimate partner violence or self-harm.
Larvae may not be to everyone's taste but they could be key to easing food shortages and boosting farmers' incomes.
The pain of bereavement is supposed to ease with time. When it doesn't, psychiatrists call it 'complicated grief' and it can be treated.
Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.
Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.
We speak to a young, black woman who is infertile about the stigma she faces in her community.
Prostate cancer accounts for nearly a quarter of all cancers in black men. Find out how to protect yourself and the ones you love.
This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.
Make sure that you and your family don't end up as statistics of this festive season.
Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.
Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?
When Thami Mabuza found a lump in his chest, he never could have imagined it was breast cancer.
Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.
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.