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.
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Resilience may help some learners thrive but building it doesn't change the societal factors that led children to need it in the first place

Is there a formula for academic success?

Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others fail?

Unions, laboratory services to hold last-minute negotiations ahead of strike

Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage increases.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds many HIV prevention campaigns around Africa

#AIDS2016: Five things African journalists want to know from Bill Gates

Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.
Abortion rates in developed countries are decreasing but not in the developing world.

More married women than singles have abortions

Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries such as South Africa and Nigeria.
A study on the incidence of child sexual abuse in South Africa reveals the extent of these crimes committed against local youth.

Four things parents can do to keep their kids’ kidneys healthy

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.
People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should be careful to practice safe sex.

No cause for panic stations over SA Zika case, says expert

Health authorities say the visitor diagnosed with the mosquito-spread virus has recovered and there is minimal likelihood of a local outbreak.
The report says at least 22 executions took place in five African countries in 2016

Numbers of Africans sentenced to die soars

More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Would you betray your partner in crime if it meant you could avoid jail? Here's how this mentality can push up the price of medicines.

Lift the veil on drug pricing and trade agreements, the UN urges companies and...

New United Nations report calls for drug companies to spill closely held secrets and patent reforms.
Activists continue to fight to lower the price of drug patents.

Activists lead fight for the right to cheaper drugs

There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.

[WATCH LIVE] Health Minister Zweli Mkhize talks NHI

Watch the second and final day of the health department and South African Medical Research Council's dialogue as policymakers, researchers and scientists...
A convenient truth: The promise of presents from Santa may make for better-behaved children.

Should you be keeping Santa’s secret from the kids?

Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
Palm weevil larvae are a source of protein and iron while many Ghanaian children aged under two are anaemic.

Bugs on the menu as palm weevil protein hits the pan

Larvae may not be to everyone's taste but they could be key to easing food shortages and boosting farmers' incomes.
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.

Take2: Winds of change sweep SA healthcare

Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.