Desperate to reach Europe, migrants from Africa are travelling to Egypt to sell body parts to pay for their passage.
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new...
Girls as young as 10 feel the blade but an extraordinary group is fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM).
Why the storm may have conspired with a savage drought to deliver a deadly second blow to Zimbabwe where 70% of people are in dire need of food.
Women said they couldn't afford to boil water and cook, so a local inventor rolled up his sleeves.
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriage and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly.
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
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.
Where ambulances fear to tread: Life in Africa's largest informal settlement is rife with problems. Getting emergency care shouldn't be one...
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
The illicit trade in this prescription pain killer has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is...
The products themselves could be dangerous and are likely to encourage high-risk sexual behaviour.
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.