State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable
Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?
Thanks to a pioneering project survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide now live side by side in 'reconciliation villages'.
We take a look at some of the unlikely customers hitting up SA's breast milk banks.
It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test
Traditional West African ‘healers’ and Sicilian psychiatrists are struggling to help free Nigerian women forced into prostitution
Ikponwosa Ero went from a child who felt different to the United Nations’ first independent expert on albinism.
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies
When Mark died, emergency services left his body on the pavement in central Pretoria for hours.
All the rage in Finland, 'Moses baskets' could soon be coming to South African shores.
Blind Football Egypt (BFE) is the country’s first professional football team for blind and visually impaired athletes.
A new mother recounts how psychiatric care that nurtured her bond with her baby helped heal her mania
Men who abuse women have often been victims of maltreatment themselves resulting to the intergenerational cycling of abuse.
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides.
Nearly 2 million unwanted pregnancies and thousands of deaths would have been prevented had Trump not pulled funding for reproductive health.
Can SA afford the NHI? And will you be able to keep seeing your doctor? Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez answers these and other questions.
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.
A test lawsuit will determine whether the time limit on reporting sexual assault will be lifted.
In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment.
A new report finds that 90% of Nigerians surveyed support a controversial Act that now also stands between LGBTI communities and healthcare
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.
Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.
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.
Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.
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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.