Find out when you can terminate a pregnancy and who should be doing it.
Left with little choice, many women turn to illegal abortionists to terminate their pregnancies.
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.
Water births are a growing phenomenon in South Africa and globally. But this birth method is controversial – scientific evidence is lacking.
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
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
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.
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?
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.
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.