A procedure new to SA has allowed a young mother to give part of her liver to save her son.
Personal beliefs sometimes collide with healthcare providers’ professional responsibilities.
Obstetrician Eddie Mhlanga often had to attend to women who had unsafe abortions during apartheid, when abortion was illegal in South Africa.
This July, Greek islands were far from idyllic. In fact, people working in the tourism industry there say it was hell. With raging wildfires and surging temperatures, the effects of climate change are hitting home.
Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.
Patients are subject to wild mood swings and costly spending sprees,but they can be treated with the right medicine - and a lot of money.
Leaders of Zimbabwe's Apostolic sects are warming to the idea of women giving birth at health clinics.
Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.
A study among adolescents and young women in South African universities found that girls who had experienced sexual violence were more likely to report an unintended pregnancy compared with those who had never experienced sexual violence.
A change in mind-set is required because feeding schemes alone cannot put an end to malnutrition.
The Nigerian government wants to stop medical professionals from leaving to countries including the United Kingdom and the United States by making it mandatory for doctors to work in state hospitals for five years.
Bond, James Bond: The source of the listeria outbreak will likely be found by a gene-sequencing machine named after the famous agent 007. (Delwyn Verasamy)
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.
South Africa plans to roll out treatment for opioid addiction to all government health facilities by 2028, according to a draft of the country’s sixth HIV action plan. Read one person’s story of recovery here.
Lawyers argue that while farming families toil over backbreaking work in desperate poverty, British American Tobacco is reaping the rewards.
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.