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As South Africa marks the anniversary of the massacre, a new study reveals how women’s bodies are a battleground in the country’s platinum belt
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Misconceptions about HIV infection and injection drug use could shut down the only project working to curb it.
A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.
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Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health.
The Mail & Guardian's health centre, Bhekisisa, joins the World Health Organisation in raising awareness about TB on World TB Day on March 24.
The Electronic-cigarette Association of South Africa has labelled the government's attempts to regulate the devices as a cop-out.
One year later and the new coronavirus is still posing new questions for researchers. The recent emergence of new COVID-19 variants across the world has left scientists searching for answers once again as they try to understand what these changes mean for the pandemic — and vaccine roll-outs.
Africa Check debunks a bogus news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision after Bhekisisa sounds the alarm.