The first World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Diabetes report says that diabetes has increased globally, and the disease claims more lives yearly.
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Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others fail?
Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage increases.
Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.
Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries such as South Africa and Nigeria.
In the developed world up to 5% of patients with chronic kidney disease are children. But statistics are harder to come by in the developing world.
Health authorities say the visitor diagnosed with the mosquito-spread virus has recovered and there is minimal likelihood of a local outbreak.
More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
New United Nations report calls for drug companies to spill closely held secrets and patent reforms.
There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.
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Larvae may not be to everyone's taste but they could be key to easing food shortages and boosting farmers' incomes.
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.
Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.