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.
A new drug could save 25 000 women living with HIV but could it come at the cost of their babies lives?
Men who have sex with men can now take on-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, safely.
Researchers once again confirmed: It’s impossible for HIV-positive people on treatment to transmit the virus through sex — this time among gay men.
Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?
In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.
Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
Open defecation is a reality for many people around the world. Here's what it translates to.
It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand.
Our Mia Malan speaks to medical doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng about how to stay happy and healthy down there.
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
Do you know what the law says about rape in South Africa? Our Mia Malan explains the legal ins and outs in three minutes.
Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.
For decades, we’ve struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?
Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it.
By the age of 10, children’s ideas about gender, relationships and violence are largely set in stone.
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.
This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.
Playtime isn't just about fun and games - find out why it's an important part of young children's development.
The Constitutional Court has legalised the personal use of pot. Take a look at the future medical marijuana in this piece from our archives.
Reusable pads are cheaper and better for the environment, but are you willing to try them?
Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here's a way to get round the price.
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.