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.
Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.
Seemingly safe substances like aspirin could harm your unborn baby.
The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.
Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.
Western anti-immunisation movements have taken root in local communities resulting in some parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
One out of every ten Grade 1 learners in some parts of the province have been born with the consequences of their mothers' drinking during pregnancy.
Those who 'shoot up' have a higher risk of getting infected, but some progressive nations are encouraging drug users to adopt safer habits.
Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.
There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.