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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.
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Why the woes facing South Africa’s Thuthuzela Care Centres may not be as unique as we thought.
A rare condition has caused this man’s body to age at super speed. Why?
In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears are rife over state plans to return 150 000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violence.
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.
Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.
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.
Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
This country tested out a national health insurance. Find out what happened next.
In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
South Africa's public health nurses are infamous for having bad attitudes. Could a pair of goggles help them change their ways?
Presented this week at the World Health Assembly, the document could usher in a new era in affordable healthcare. Here's why we need it.
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.