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.
The chronic respiratory disease can be easily controlled and managed with proper diagnosis and the correct preventative medication
New research has bad news for millions of South Africans with high blood sugar: they are three times more likely to develop active tuberculosis.
Compromising hopes of containing the disease, latent TB remains dormant for life for most people.
Migraine headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinusitis because of similar symptoms - and sinusitis medication can further aggravate head pain.
Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
Pregnant women have spoken out about nurses forcing them to undergo testing without their informed consent.
Going to gym twice a week isn’t enough to counter the effect of sitting on your backside all week.
Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.
A simple injection could save many lives, but pregnant mothers must be encouraged to undergo checks if there appear to be any problems.