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.
Health workers in the province demand security cameras and personal panic buttons at hospitals because of crime and attacks on nurses and doctors.
But new science doesn't change the fact that women still have too few options when it comes to contraception.
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan talks to HIV scientist Salim Abdool Karim about his research on risky relationships of young women and older men.
Eshowe has become one of the first SA communities to put test and treat enough people for to reduce new infections in the area.
Today, SA boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme, but 3.2-million people who need ARVs still aren't on them. Here’s how to fix that.
Under Dlamini's time as minister of social development, centres lost funding for counselling services. Now, no one can say what the future holds.
Armed with blockchain and artificial intelligence, health workers and campaigners are battling the bogus business that kills thousands.
Public health officials and journalists are like two peas in a pot — they need each other.
Why the woes facing South Africa’s Thuthuzela Care Centres may not be as unique as we thought.
Cisgender, transgender, non-binary. What does it all mean? We give you the low down.
Police are investigating suspected misconduct involving millions of dollars of funds from donors.
A rare condition has caused this man’s body to age at super speed. Why?
Will Ramaphosa’s new health minister wield enough power to bring recalcitrant MECs to heel?
The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.
Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.
These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.
Would you join a medical aid if you were perfectly healthy? Most won’t. That’s why we need waiting periods, says Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg.
When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.
Nomthandazo* thought her and her partner were happily expecting their first baby together. She was wrong.
Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.
Why the storm may have conspired with a savage drought to deliver a deadly second blow to Zimbabwe where 70% of people are in dire need of food.
Did you know that anyone hailing from SADC has the right to be treated just like a South African?
Women – many of them mothers – constitute more than half of the population. What should moms think of before casting their vote?
This country tested out a national health insurance. Find out what happened next.
One in three sex workers in South Africa say they’ve been raped by a police officer. Could a change in the law solve this?
Programmes letting people swap illegal highs for medications are popping up all over the country. Here’s how they work.
In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishing.
South Africa’s top public health experts sat down to discuss the safety of e-cigarettes. The verdict? Stay away.
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.
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.