Comment: Clinic victory – A shot in the arm for people’s rights
If the community stays vigilant, lives will be improved for many years.
Cancer and heart disease: Can alcohol help you or hurt you?
Drinking four glasses of wine a day can increase your chances of getting breast cancer by about 50%.
From the judges’ seat: Three lessons for scientists
Here are three tips to help keep your scientific presentations interesting, full of life and not sleep inducing.
Company with false HIV ‘cure’ admits trial was not registered with regulatory body
Zion Medical can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got as part of its 'trial' and its recent announcement may have added to the harm.
Antibiotic resistance: Three ways to stop the rise of the superbugs
We are facing possibly the greatest health threat of our time: drug-resistant infections. But here's why there's hope the world can change course.
Zimbabwe mixes medicine and tradition for safer circumcision
Zimbabwe has successfully won the support of chiefs and their people by combining a respect for tradition with safe, modern procedures.
‘Academic boys’ to ‘sex jaros’: What it means to be a Black boy in...
Toxic masculinities help drive everything from HIV infection rates to gender-based violence. But before we ask, what does it mean to be a ‘man’ in South Africa, should we wonder what it’s like to be a boy?
Physician, don’t fool yourself – Motsoaledi replies to NHI criticism
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi describes Dr Chris Archer's criticism of the national health insurance as ignorant at best.
Vaccine denialism kills: Mail & Guardian has let down its readers
Those who dispute that the COVID vaccines used in South Africa are safe and effective are just wrong.
We should be allies, not enemies, Gwede Mantashe
An open letter to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe
Abortion: Government to get tougher on doctors with moral objections
Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.
Sitting could be the death of you
Hemingway did it. Churchill did it. So let's do it. Let's all stand up while we work.
The helpless have lost a lifeline
GF Jooste Hospital was a beacon of hope. It should have been renovated, not closed.
Karoo dust, diet & diabetes: Why ‘lifestyle disease’ is an unfair label
Diabetes is different from other non-communicable diseases, this author says. It can’t be spread in a literal sense — instead, it is often forced upon people by factors beyond their control. What happens when you have no say on your genetics or all you can afford is processed food?
An inconvenient truth: The real reason why Africa is not getting vaccinated
Pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer have said low vaccine uptake in Africa is due to increasing hesitancy on the continent. But the truth is inequitable distribution of COVID vaccines have left Africa as a vaccine desert.
Show us the data: Bhekisisa responds to #BigTobacco
Dear Tisa, you have a point but we’ve got a reason to be wary.