Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
Medecins Sans Frontieres says that amid collapsing health systems, people in the countries worst affected are too afraid to report all Ebola cases.
Many people are dying preventable deaths from pulmonary embolisms or deep-vein thrombosis. Increased awareness can help reduce the toll.
With almost 50% of homeless people suffering from mental illnesses, according to a study, we spoke to four people who live on Durban's streets.
Many women suffer from menstrual cramps extreme enough to confine them to bed, but treatment is available that can provide effective relief.
Pregnant women have spoken out about nurses forcing them to undergo testing without their informed consent.
Experts believe Ginkgo biloba, a natural product used in vitamin supplements, may be harmful if taken together with HIV medication.
Going to gym twice a week isn’t enough to counter the effect of sitting on your backside all week.
New health discoveries are often not immediately accessible or affordable to the average individual, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
The World Health Organisation estimates that one in five pregnancies globally end in induced abortion.
Personal beliefs sometimes collide with healthcare providers’ professional responsibilities.
Despite increased efforts to improve child and maternal health, countries are still lagging behind in meeting their Millennium Development Goals.
To speed up the country's delivery of qualified doctors, Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha says private medical schools are necessary.
Has President Jacob Zuma set back the fight against HIV and Aids more than his predecessor? Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.
Even though the Constitution guarantees disabled children the right to education, many don't go to school, or have great difficulty in doing so.
Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.
Diabetic patients who aren't treated properly risk having the smallest cut lead to an amputated limb.
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