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.
When a parent is diagnosed with a mental illness, the chances of emotional support are decreased and the risk of family discord is high.
The government is making female condoms more accessible – and these come with extra benefits.
South Africa is pumping more money into female condom distribution. We look at what's on the market and what's to come for the femidom.
As humanitarian organisations sound the alarm over high malnutrition rates among Malawi's prisoners, one woman is trying to help keep inmates alive.
Black women, beware: your pursuit of straight, silky locks may be detrimental to your health.
Is Kenya, currently plagued by a cholera outbreak, about to show the world the energy wealth hidden in human waste?
Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu breaks her silence over the department's deadly decision to transfer psychiatric patients.
The US remains one of the leading funders of global health but will this change on president-elect Donald Trump’s watch?
HIV self-testing empowers many in rural areas to know their status without having to travel long distances to get to a clinic.
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.