Poor training of nurses may have led to severe reactions to a new contraceptive device.
Increasing access to health services will prevent many mothers and newborn babies from dying.
Homeopathy may now be regulated but many remedies remain untested.
Johannes Mnguni believes his wife would still be alive if a Mpumalanga clinic had done its job.
The country will probably fail to meet the millennium development goals as statistics suggest women are not benefitting from legislative gains.
In a binge-drinking community parents often give their children alcohol, or they get it in the womb.
Health experts are at loggerheads over research that raises questions about the possible link between the contraceptive injection and HIV.
The HIV and TB epidemics are being exacerbated by a chronic shortage of health workers in prisons.
Reusable sanitary towels are cheaper than regular pads and tampons but the state is failing to distribute these to schoolgirls from poor families.
I have given up on the health body. I hope the minister’s investigative team has better luck.
Some women find it hard to leave their abusers for economic and emotional reasons and feel 'stuck' in their situation.
When Demelza Bush was a little girl, she knew she wasn't. And she wasn't a boy either.
SA’s disability allowance eases the financial and emotional burden of people with tuberculosis.
A private-public partnership is gaining ground in the fight against the disease in the city's slums.
State officials have visited Dihlabeng and the Free State health MEC says he will follow suit.
Free State Health MEC Benny Malakoane has accused the M&G of sensationalist reporting, but warned that his department will run out of money this year.
A Medecins Sans Frontieres project in Cape Town finds that sick people prefer being treated at facilities closer to home rather than in hospitals.
Doctors say Dihlabeng hospital doesn't have the medicine and staff to help patients.
Gender activists have welcomed talks between two departments about ways to reduce teenage pregnancies, but no decision has yet been taken.
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