Prosthetics give the poor a leg up
An NGO is changing lives by giving prosthetic limbs to amputees from rural and poor areas.
From the mouths of babes: This is what it’s like to be diagnosed with...
Death comes for us all and when it does, we hope it’s a good one. We hope it has meaning, we hope it’s painless...
When it’s not just PMS: Could your period be affecting your mental health?
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
The mentally ill are not alone in Kenya
There are too few psychiatrists, so a foundation is using a Canadian model to rehabilitate people.
Shots, myths & cash: The perilous road to curbing cancer
Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
How to pack the best lunch for your kids in five easy steps
Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.
The flush of hormonal success
Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
Abused from the womb
Pregnant women who drink alcohol put their unborn children at greater risk than they think, writes Mia Malan.
How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.
‘My mom was too scared to check what was wrong. In the end, doctors...
Early screening for cervical cancer can be a lifesaver but are nonprofit organisations enough to fill the gap in KZN's crumbling system?
Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer accounts for nearly a quarter of all cancers in black men. Find out how to protect yourself and the ones you love.
Silky strawberry is the best condom fit for South Africans
After three years of deliberation and research, the South African health department launches flavoured condoms.
Myths and methadone: Will Egypt’s laws bend to the rising tide of drug abuse?
The real revolution is yet to come when it relates to the country’s opioid epidemic. A thin, frail man slumps in an oversized chair, his...
SA just endorsed a draft resolution that could bring Big Pharma to its knees
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.
You could be buying poisonous lead paint – and no one would be charged...
The government is investing in monitoring lead levels in paint, but experts and industry groups say that there’s no plan for dealing with offenders.
#SizaMap: Find a safe, legal abortion near you with this list of designated providers
Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them.