Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
Each year, millions will be bitten by venomous snakes and for many, antivenom will remain painfully out of reach. Discovering why...
Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.
This silent killer stalks expecting mothers around the world and is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in South...
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
It starts with a swab but does it end with a diagnosis? Why the trickiest part of DIY HIV testing happens after the test.
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.
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.
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.
C-sections may result in fewer lawsuits, but they are not always the best option.
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.
When bringing a new life into the world risks taking another, even old traditions have to adopt new ways.