Opinion: SA should use Brics membership to strengthen research

South Africa has a lot to learn about efficient and effective ways to approach health research and policy, suggests John Ouma-Mugabe.

Health sector cleared for surgery

An industry-wide probe into private healthcare seems likely, but stakeholders fear a witch hunt.

Promoting good health makes cents

The establishment of a health promotion body in SA would save lives – and billions of rands.

Sex life leaving a bad taste in your mouth?

Poor oral hygiene doesn't just affect your gums; it can also lead to impotence.

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Women confound HIV researchers

Why would young, single African women not take free drugs that could potentially save them from contracting a life-threatening infection?

Cheap drugs a bitter pill for the West

A global squabble over property rights could see the price of medicine soar in poor countries.

But when the bough breaks …

‘Baby bins' can mean the difference between life – and death at the bottom of a trash can.

Aids most prevalent cause of early deaths in SA

Aids kills more people prematurely in SA than another other disease – in sharp contrast to two decades ago, which set them at just 12%.

Daily ARV dose ineffective among Africa’s HIV-negative women

According to HIV prevention trial results, the daily use of pills or a vaginal gel does not appear to prevent HIV-infection in African women.