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.
Migraine sufferers may not realise that drug overuse can be a large part of the problem.
Pharmaceutical experts differ over how to limit dependency on a common painkiller.
The department of trade and industry has yet to finalise patent reforms, raising questions that cheaper medication could be blocked intentionally.
Refugees run the border crossing gauntlet of lions, rivers, rape and theft hoping for a better life.
If the health minister has his way, vaping will soon be regulated like regular smoking because, he says, Big Tobacco is complicit in its rise.
South Africa was the first African country to introduce the expensive but effective pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar, into its immunisation programme.
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.