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?
Black women, beware: your pursuit of straight, silky locks may be detrimental to your health.
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.
After Sierra Leone’s civil war, money poured in for mental health services. But a decade later, there's little left to help Ebola’s victims.
C-sections may result in fewer lawsuits, but they are not always the best option.
Unsafe terminations in Malawi may be curbed after a new law is enacted, but it’s just the first step
Community mentalhealth care can be better for patients and health systems if it's done right.
Find out how one organisation is making it work.
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
When ‘that time of the month’ comes, you don't have to reach for disposable tampons or pads.
Kenya has become the first country in the world to introduce TB treatment tailor made for children.
Did you know? Good care is out there in public and private hospitals, but check your medical aid
Tastier kid-friendly tablets will help take the guess work out of treating Kenya's tiniest TB patients.
A marathon runner with prostate cancer uses his skill to promote awareness and encourage testing.
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.
More than 200 newly qualified doctors may be left with worthless degrees if provinces can't raise funds for internship positions
South Africa is one of just 23 countries globally that supports HIV self-testing. Find out how to take an HIV test at home.
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.