When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies.
But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
Armed with blockchain and artificial intelligence, health workers and campaigners are battling the bogus business that kills thousands.
Cisgender, transgender, non-binary. What does it all mean? We give you the low down.
A rare condition has caused this man’s body to age at super speed. Why?
Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.
This country tested out a national health insurance. Find out what happened next.
In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
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.
Finally, go where you've always feared to tread at the gym with these four tips.
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 hours away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women. Find out how.
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.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.