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New temperatures are taking tropical diseases to new heights, like these once snow-capped villages

Manmaya Magar, 26, may be the first person to contract dengue fever in her village. Pete Pattisson, Guardian)

Crickets, beetles and moths. Eating them could help save the planet. But would you...

Farming insects requires less water than cattle rearing and they emit fewer greenhouse gases. Here’s why you should make them part...
Ebola healthcare worker protective gear

The world finally has an Ebola vaccine. This is why it’s not enough.

The World Health Organisation prequalified Merck's vaccine for widespread use in November but regulatory hoops are just a small part of...

Employed vs. unemployed: Who is more likely to test HIV positive?

You’re far more likely to be offered an HIV test at a government health facility than at your GP or workplace...

GMO babies: Inside the bad science that sent a Chinese scientist to prison.

He Jiankui’s failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modification COMMENT

These six countries are likely to go to war for water in 2020

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence.

Teletubbies and friends: Inside the bizarre science behind your child’s favourite show

What makes the world’s most successful children’s TV programmes so addictive – and so strange? Linda Geddes explores the research on...

Three things that will shape the national health insurance here… and beyond

By now, most politicians in sub-Saharan Africa agree: State-sponsored health insurance is a non-negotiable when it comes to universal healthcare. In...

Pollution, profits & the people in between: ‘I have farmed for over 20 years....

Meandering rivers and lush forests offered rich pickings for generations of farming and fishing communities. Then came the oil companies.

When ambulances wouldn’t respond to calls in this community, one woman started her own...

Where ambulances fear to tread: Life in Africa's largest informal settlement is rife with problems. Getting emergency care shouldn't be one...

Whose National Health Insurance is it anyway? Taking back the power

Compass: Charting the course to a National Health Insurance Public comment on the NHI Bill has closed,...

More than just a footnote: ‘African authors are under-represented as first authors — positions...

A survey of 198 global health organisations showed that nearly 90% were headquartered in North America or Western Europe, with boards dominated by...

Romeo and Juliet are sexting: Will SA’s new sex-ed prepare children for life, love...

Today’s young lovers face far more than feuding families but does the department of basic education’s new plan to teach learners...

Risks & benefits: New HIV drug combo could change the course of SA’s epidemic

South Africa's next chapter in HIV treatment holds amazing promise but unlocking it rests on our ability to have the kind...

[WATCH LIVE] What you need to know about SA’s new HIV drug

Tomorrow, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is expected to announce the rollout of a new blockbuster HIV drug called dolutegravir. But the...

If you were a girl: Men, this is what you need to understand about...

The body swap is an old Hollywood trope: Boy meets girl, boy swaps bodies with girl, boy has an epiphany about love,...