Rare diseases lead to development of new drugs that, like other rare commodities command high prices.
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
Having a chronic illness can raise your risk of depression. For diabetics, the blood sugar high and lows of everyday life take an extra toll.
Work on HIV prevention may be undone after a boy has died after a medical circumcision procedure.
The country's health system is ravaged, but a team of volunteer doctors visit regularly: operating on the desperate and training local medical staff.
The country is fighting the intellectual property laws that hiked up the cost of its HIV programme.
A young pharmacist is driving a project to get Tanzania to make more of its own medicine.
A doctor currently on paid leave was convicted of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the US before starting jobs in SA public hospitals.
Rekindling the sexual fire of a once passionate marriage has sparked a deeper emotional link.
Ill residents may suffer most after the axing of Free State community health workers.
SA's strategy to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is noble, but cracks are showing.
Situations can get worse for women who are battered by their intimate partners: research now shows they are at higher risk of contracting HIV.
For centuries, traditional religious practices have preserved the sacred forests of the Bijagós archipelago. Now missionaries are muscling in.
Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.
The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.
Will local facial hair campaigners be able to raise more than last year's R7-million for men's health issues?