Diabetes is on the increase worldwide.

Diet and lack of exercise main reasons for dramatic rise in diabetes

The first World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Diabetes report says that diabetes has increased globally, and the disease claims more lives yearly.

Romeo and Juliet are sexting: Will SA’s new sex-ed prepare children for life, love...

Today’s young lovers face far more than feuding families but does the department of basic education’s new plan to teach learners...

Dancing with the devil: UCT stubs out tobacco-funded unit

Can Tobacco money can ever be washed clean? Most researchers at the University of Cape Town say no.
Oncologists aren't the only thing in short supply. Doctors also complain of facilities with a dearth of gloves

Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Villagers from the village of Ndoromo are seen walking on the edge of the Bire Kpatous game reserve, where efforts are afoot to encourage tourism. (Sam Mednick)

South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest

Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing trips.
Both overweight and underweight children are considered to be malnourished.

‘Malnutrition: Toddlers are almost as often overweight as they are underweight’

A quarter of the world's overweight children live in Africa, amounting to almost the same number as wasting minors.
Families hold vigil for the 143 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy. Now

#LifeEsidimeni: This official may have just thrown Mahlangu under the bus

Suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano's court bid to avoid testifying at the ongoing arbitration could keep him off the stand for months.
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Hearts: R1.5 million. Kidneys: R3.5 million. Can you really buy organs in Cape Town?

Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.

Coronavirus: What you need to know if you have HIV, diabetes or TB

If cases of the new coronavirus spread in South Africa, the country may be heading into uncharted territory — becoming the...
Social workers should actively be reaching out to families receiving the child grant to help link families to other social welfare services

Working too hard: Social grants stretched thin within a failing system

The country’s child grant is failing to deliver social justice because it is doing more than what it is meant to do, says research.
The Discovery Health Journalism Awards were one of the most competitive yet

Bhekisisa, M&G journalists nab top honours at health awards

Reporters lauded for their work on prison conditions, refugees’ access to health and SA’s road to a sugar tax.
Staff shortages are pushing Limpopo doctors to exceed contracted overtime hours

Can government employees kiss those above-inflation increases goodbye?

Picketing doctors and nurses in Limpopo could be just a taste of what's to come as unions and government prepare to head to the bargaining table.
But could legalising South Africans' right to die put society's most vulnerable in harm's way?

Denying the right to die may be state-sanctioned torture, legal body says

As the country’s landmark euthanasia case heads to the appeal court, lawyers argue that keeping the practice illegal could violate the Bill of Rights
A freak wave that hit Durban's beaches in January is still wreaking havoc in the coastal city

Durban cuts city’s only needle exchange programme

A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.
A South African study may have proved to the scientific community that Depo-Provera does not fuel HIV risk. Now

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.
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Vimba! Bhekisisa app helps Diepsloot women and children access help when raped

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Bhekisisa is launching a free gender-based violence helpline in Diepsloot