DIY remedies to give up smoking

Half of all SA smokers tried to quit last year –and failed. How can we raise the success rate?

Collective will can curb TB epidemic

Widespread tuberculosis awareness campaigns can rein in its increasing transmission rates.

Contested doctors tariffs on hold

Infighting and competition concerns have seen healthcare guidelines changing constantly.

Man severely beaten for speaking out about his penis amputation

Three people have been arrested after a Pondoland initiate who lost his penis and spoke out about it in public was beaten for "shaming the custom".

Countering TB resistance was futile – but no longer

New drugs are working on XDR-TB – but must be strictly controlled to prevent further resistance.

Gentlemen, let’s talk about HIV

Despite the stereotypes, there is a pressing need for men to play more of a role in HIV support.

Do not take with a pinch of salt, says health deputy

Hundreds of millions of rands in healthcare costs can be saved if South Africans reduce their salt intake, says deputy health minister Gwen Ramakgopa

Motsoaledi launches free HPV vaccine for schoolgirls

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched an HPV vaccine programme for grade four girls in all government schools.

Patients before patents, demand health activists

The intellectual property policy, which will allow access to cheaper drugs, has yet to be finalised while patients are dying, say health activists.

Alcohol industry still calls the shots

Policies protect profits but they fail to address alcohol's harmful effects on society.