People who use creams to lighten their skin risk causing lasting damage to their bodies and nervous systems.
More women are having C-section births in SA, but authors of the 2013/2014 District Health Barometer warn that this increase is "a matter of concern".
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.
There is little reason to worry even if a fellow passenger has contracted the disease.
Migraine headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinusitis because of similar symptoms - and sinusitis medication can further aggravate head pain.
While Cape Town and Johannesburg are two of SA's healthiest cities, Bloemfontein and Pretoria fall short, according to a study.
Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
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.
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