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.
In Kenya, nocturnal HIV clinics attract sex workers and truck drivers, because they keep the same hours as their clients
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Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
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Surgical technicians have helped halve maternal death rates in Mozambique.
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
New research may have finally answered an old question.
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A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
Gladys has hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the most deadly non-communicable disease in the world.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
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.