General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.
Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
Does sex work legislation have an impact on violence and the spread of HIV? We follow two women who operate in opposite worlds to find out.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
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?
The substances that cause cancer leave their fingerprints behind. Now, the world may be closer than ever to unravelling the clues hidden in our DNA.
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.
Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?