Today, this rural KZN community is about to make global headlines. Find out why
Small town, big goals: Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put enough people on HIV treatment to reduce new infections in the area.
New smoke signals: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?
Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?
Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety
Health workers in the province demand security cameras and personal panic buttons at hospitals because of crime and attacks on nurses and doctors.
Could your birth control increase your risk of HIV? Science finally has an answer
But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
The three biggest fights looming for the National Health Insurance
Who will control the country's healthcare purse and who will be left out? Find out and read why some are likely to be sceptical in the country's quest for more equitable access to high-quality universal healthcare coverage.
Fiber, flatulence & fortified foods: This is your body on veganism
From Badu to Beyonce: Some of your favourite celebs have toyed with it but is going vegan right for you? Veganism, the plant-based diet which...
Could a National Health Insurance Fund be just months away?
The time for talk is over, said Zweli Mkhize in his first budget speech as health minister. But if you thought that Cabinet's approval of the National Health Insurance Bill was the end of discussions, here's why you’re wrong.
Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill
Parliament released the NHI Bill this morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
One step closer to protecting yourself from HIV with a vaginal ring
A monthly vaginal ring loaded with antiretroviral medication ould reduce women’s risk of contracting HIV, becoming the first long-acting form of PrEP.
It’s official: Bhekisisa is going solo
Today, we set out on our own after calling the Mail & Guardian home for more than half a decade.
The five best contraceptives backed by science
The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.
Getting ready for baby: Why some couples should consider genetic counselling
For some South African parents, genetic counselling could help catch birth defects early enough to treat them affordably — that is, if they can get it.
These ATMs have swopped bills for pills. Here’s why
Meet a South African getting her HIV medication at the press of a button.
You, the NHI and the changing face of your medical aid
South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill was released this morning. Here’s how it will affect you.
Dancing with the devil: UCT stubs out tobacco-funded unit
Can Tobacco money ever be washed clean? Most researchers at the University of Cape Town say no.
South Africa delays rollout of new blockbuster HIV drug
Stocks of the new treatment are already on the shelves of some clinics — but lingering concerns over a possible low risk of birth defects associated with this new antiretroviral have stalled the country’s switch to better medication for a second time.