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.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
Men who abuse women have often been victims of maltreatment themselves resulting to the intergenerational cycling of abuse.
A new mother recounts how psychiatric care that nurtured her bond with her baby helped heal her mania
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
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?
Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides.
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.
A new kidney disease is striking down labourers in what could be one of the first epidemics caused by global warming.
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.
Lay counsellors are being trained to assist a handful of psychiatrists to deal with the minds of Nigerians racked by Boko Haram terror
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
TB treatment is available for free in South Africa. But 20% of people are never diagnosed and spread the disease unknowingly.
A recent article suggested that single South Africans can live longer by getting married, based on Statistics SA mortality data.
Science is learning more about your vagina. So should you.
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.