Placenta pizza: Is it really a healthy dish?
Following a radio chat where the perceived health benefits of eating human placenta were discussed, Melissa Meyer delves into the squeamish practise.
The boy who lifts Hobeni’s spirits
Sihle Batiya's luckier than most – but the odds are stacked against kids with Down's syndrome in the Eastern Cape.
Melinda Gates on what’s best for children
Family planning is not a luxury to everyone. Melinda Gates talks about why she has dedicated so much of her time to helping women plan their families.
Basson to learn his fate next month
The HPCSA will rule on Wouter Basson's fate on December 18 after a five-year long inquiry into his actions during apartheid.
Zaps to the brain curb need to smoke
A study shows that 44% of heavy smokers kicked the habit after receiving magnetic stimulation.
Touch-and-go breast tech is no substitute for mammograms
SureTouch does not claim to be a substitute for proper breast cancer screening, but patients are being misled.
Comment: Breast may be best, but bribing mothers to nurse is...
There are many advantages to breastfeeding but should mothers be bribed to do it?
A mother to 30; a nurse to thousands
Undaunted by apartheid and Aids, she has made all the difference to those otherwise abandoned.
‘You can fight if you have support’
Two young women are proving to the world that the most deadly strain of TB can be beaten.
Comment: We can stop the haemorrhaging
South Africa has the means and opportunity to keep its healthcare professionals.