A simple injection could save many lives, but pregnant mothers must be encouraged to undergo checks if there appear to be any problems.
One in four South African teens have attempted suicide and one in three hospital admissions for suicide involve youth.
Around a fifth of South Africans suffer from a mental disorder - but 75% don't receive the care they need.
Community workers are twiddling their thumbs while the state drags its heels on a new strategy, writes Mia Malan.
The Free State government had them arrested during a protest against their dismissal, now the workers say they will fight the charges in court.
Health activist group TAC takes Benny Malakoane and others to court for allegedly giving a dying woman's hospital bed to an ANC official.
A growing number of healthcare workers have been infected by the Ebola outbreak, which will affect healthcare services to more than 20 000 people.
Some researchers say e-cigarettes are less toxic than tobacco, but they are certainly addictive.
There is a simple way to combat chronic lifestyle diseases, and that is to eat properly and exercise.
The besieged MEC says the fact that protesters are still alive is proof of Free State health’s good work.
Activists have expressed frustration at the corruption trial of Free State MEC Benny Malakoane being postponed for the fifth time.
Gauteng health department suspends its chief financial officer following allegations of irregularities in departmental procurement processes.
Mothers blame themselves and their children can never give up their antiretrovirals.
The government has banned travel between South Africa and 'high risk' countries to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to the country.
An Israeli male circumcision product has not been put on hold, says the South African health department.
Hundreds of thousands of obese South Africans stand to trim their excess kilos should a 20% tax on suger-sweetened beverages be instituted.
A health and safety officer working in Liberia - who is on home leave in SA - is in a stable condition, according to a health department statement.
Cerebral palsy does not only affect one person, it alters the lives of the family as well.
An estimated average of 15% of staff are absent on any given day - and only one in three people who do not go to work are actually physically ill.
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