General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Men who have sex with men can now take PrEP before and after sex and be protected from HIV. Here's how it works.
One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick.
Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Pompeo says: ‘This is decent and right’
Men who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before and after sex, instead of every day.
In 2003, New Zealand did away with all laws against consensual adult sex work. Activists say South Africa can take a few lessons from it.
Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it.
Women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are allegedly being asked for sexual favours in exchange for Ebola treatment.
The philanthropic duo give their two cents or rather $200-million on how to deal with the world's inequalities.
How do you outrun a lie when science shows misinformation spreads faster than fact?
What if your doctor couldn’t even wash her hands before examining you?
The World Health Organization launches an inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexism.
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Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. It’s revolutionising medicine, including the way we manage pain.
You made it through the year. Kick back, relax and take a read through the 2018 that was.
The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have engineered the world’s first genetically-modified babies. Did he unleash one of science’s worst fears?
We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.
Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.
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.
Few governments are prepared to care for the people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict or climate change. Here's why.
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.
Our computers and phones keep us connected but a key ingredient in them keeps children as young as six locked in a vicious cycle for about R26 a day.
The Swedish model, legalisation, decriminalisation — does the sex work debate leave you confused? Look no further.
The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.
Scroll down to read the latest trial results as part of our live blog from the UN's recent high level meeting on TB
Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why.
Turns out it takes a village to raise a child but also to protect them.
In many ways, violence is like cholera, passing from person to person and treating it in similar ways is working to reduce it.
Take a look at the newest HIV treatment set to hit South Africa's shores in 2019.
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
Recent national and Gauteng memos demanding all foreign patients pay in full for services likely fell foul of the law.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.