Amy Green is a health reporter at the M&G's health journalism centre, Bhekisisa. After graduating from Rhodes with an honours degree in health journalism, she investigated the abuse of the attention deficit disorder drug, Ritalin. The exposé was published on the e-book website Mampoer Shorts. In 2013, she was one of 10 journalists selected for a year-long investigative HIV reporting fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation. She has an obsession with all things hip-hop and keeps fit with a daily Ashtanga yoga routine.
Research shows that the way doctors describe medical conditions can affect whether or not a patient demands antibiotics.
SA spends an enormous amount on preventative medicine but no one can tell where the failures are.
Instead of the care she sought, a vulnerable patient found further distress in a PE hospital.
A UCT study says counselling is needed to keep tuberculosis sufferers on treatment, without which they risk developing more dangerous forms of TB.
A Western Cape project is looking to make free vaccines available in private clinics, but the Eastern Cape has stopped the practice.
A centre employing only men has opened in Khayelitsha to address the needs of males uneasy about being seen at mixed-gender facilities.
Children who are exposed to gangsterism are at greater risk of becoming perpetrators of violence themselves, according to a study in Mannenberg.
The country has a high suicide rate, psychiatric illnesses are on the rise and stress has become normalised.
Communities are bringing HIV monitoring and dispensing out of the clinics and into their homes.
Patients are subject to wild mood swings and costly spending sprees,but they can be treated with the right medicine - and a lot of money.