The quest for a better life may be going virtual.

Gaming medicine: Virtual reality is bringing real-time relief for chronic pain

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Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.

Rural hospitals in terminal crisis

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Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for this hospital...

How COVID-19 took hold in South Africa

We take you on the new coronavirus's journey through the country — and tell you how it got it.
Nontokozo Buthelezi

This is what a feminist looks like

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Rape culture doesn't start when a rape is committed. It is built in slow steps in everyday events that help normalise gender-based violence.
The MyPaddi sexual and reproductive health app homepage

Doctor smartphone and other tales from the bedroom

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From how to spice up your sex life to the more mundane, “does this look weird to you”, there are some questions you just don’t want to ask your friends and family. Relax. Now, there’s an app for that.
The Maji Mazuri institute in north-east Nairobi.

Investigation reveals shocking conditions at NGOs caring for disabled people

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Report unearths neglect in Kenyan institutions, yet discrimination means children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in communities
Parents with mental illness

Growing up with a mother who has schizophrenia is tough on a child

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When a parent is diagnosed with a mental illness, the chances of emotional support are decreased and the risk of family discord is high.
Silent killer: consuming too much salt can lead to high blood pressure.

Unearthing the salt hidden in your diet

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Some of your favourite comfort food could be concealing a killer.
A medical scientist at the NICD prepares listeria samples for DNA sampling.

2018: The best, the worst and the weird

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You made it through the year. Kick back, relax and take a read through the 2018 that was.
Economic hardship means many health facilities are denying women access to free maternal healthcare.

Long queues tell Zimbabwe’s story of economic crisis and failing healthcare

Many people can no longer afford hospital treatment and medication, and the number of those with medical aid has fallen by a third.
A family working in Malawi’s tobacco fields.

Big Tobacco faces landmark legal case over poverty wages

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Lawyers argue that while farming families toil over backbreaking work in desperate poverty, British American Tobacco is reaping the rewards. Even Dickens did not describe...
Much of the sugars consumed today are “hidden” in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweets.

How much sugar do you drink?

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Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
Selling sex

Selling sex

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From Amsterdam’s glittering canals to Durban’s dark streets, take a look at how the world legislates sex — and why it matters.
A doctor bends down to check young cancer patient's heartbeat.

From the mouths of babes: This is what it’s like to be diagnosed with...

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Death comes for us all and when it does, we hope it’s a good one. We hope it has meaning, we hope it’s painless...
From the informal market to booming business: Could this be the future of water?

Water in Ghana from pipe to packet: Is there a hidden cost to this...

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In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost?
A smoky Port Harcourt street. Doctors have warned of the health-related consequences of the city’s poisonous black soot.

Poisonous haze: Why the air we breathe could kill us

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Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease.