Find out when you can terminate a pregnancy and who should be doing it.
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.
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
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.
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.
Planning for a baby? Before deciding on a birth plan, find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
Read an excerpt from the award-winning story that kick-started a campaign to link survivors of rape and gender-based violence to care.
Unsafe terminations in Malawi may be curbed after a new law is enacted, but it’s just the first step
A decision by the Gauteng department of health has left at least 36 dead but has the scandal lifted the lid on the horrors of mental healthcare?
Africa Check digs into the data to reveal the surprising truth behind the widely cited statistic
Kenya has become the first country in the world to introduce TB treatment tailor made for children.
When ‘that time of the month’ comes, you don't have to reach for disposable tampons or pads.
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Tastier kid-friendly tablets will help take the guess work out of treating Kenya's tiniest TB patients.
Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.
Bathrooms, pronouns and growing up in a binary world. Mia Malan speaks to Demelza Bush about being genderqueer.
Society has a skewed view that healthy people don’t take medicine but rising rates of chronic illness may call for a re-think of that perception
The population assessments of the epidemic in sub-Sahara yields information of benefit to patients and to each nation’s plan of action
Mindfulness has seen a resurgence in popularity and is slowly making its way behind the walls of prisons worldwide, including those in South Africa.
Thousands of women are lured from Nigeria to Italy annually by the promise of a new life, only to find themselves trapped in the sex trade.
As the death toll rises, we look at the people, the policies and the politicians at the centre of this national tragedy.
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.