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Dembe Ndou learned to play piano in no time at all, but simply chatting is a complex challenge.
With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HSRC survey.
In the state sector, not everyone is equal. Some of us have to pay an arm, a leg and a full working day.
Half of all SA smokers tried to quit last year –and failed. How can we raise the success rate?
Widespread tuberculosis awareness campaigns can rein in its increasing transmission rates.
Infighting and competition concerns have seen healthcare guidelines changing constantly.
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".
New drugs are working on XDR-TB – but must be strictly controlled to prevent further resistance.
Despite the stereotypes, there is a pressing need for men to play more of a role in HIV support.
Hundreds of millions of rands in healthcare costs can be saved if South Africans reduce their salt intake, says deputy health minister Gwen Ramakgopa
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched an HPV vaccine programme for grade four girls in all government schools.
The intellectual property policy, which will allow access to cheaper drugs, has yet to be finalised while patients are dying, say health activists.
Policies protect profits but they fail to address alcohol's harmful effects on society.
Alcohol abuse breeds apathy and joblessness, and fuels abuse in an ever more vicious cycle.
A Johannesburg director has taken up the continuing tragedy of botched circumcisions.
Although it has been claimed that a nine-month-old baby in California was "cured" from HIV with the use of antiretrovirals, there is still no proof.