Diepsloot’s Green Door, a help service for victims of sexual violence, gets a boost, writes Mia Malan.
A new book tells the stories of middle- and upper-class SA women, suggesting intimate partner abuse is pervasive across the country.
Chinese and African health ministers have adopted a declaration to increase access to facilities, medication, health workers and training in Africa.
Crime stats released this week reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police
South Africa has disability grants but a doctor deemed his tuberculosis patient was not poor enough.
The M&G's health centre reaps a Gates foundation reward for making a difference.
Patients in the Eastern Cape's rural areas could wait up to 29 hours for an ambulance, according to an SAHRC report released on Thursday.
New World Health Organisation guidelines recommend anyone infected with HIV is put on ARVs, regardless of their CD4 count.
A brave little girl inspired a new ‘tumour paint’ to indicate to surgeons which tissue to remove.
Learning how to sit properly and taking "microbreaks" is vital when it comes to avoiding muscular imbalances.
Rare diseases lead to development of new drugs that, like other rare commodities command high prices.
Despite cervical cancer being the most preventable form of cancer, it is afflicting more South African women than any other kind.
Alopecia or hair loss can devastate your self-esteem, unless you hold your head up high.
According to a Unicef report, South Africa has reduced its child mortality rate from 60 deaths per every 1 000 live births in 1990 to 41 in 2015.
Migraine hits one in 10 people, resulting not only in pain but costs the world economy billions.
The AG's report has found that the Council for Medical Schemes failed to comply with laws governing the financial management of public entities.
Loss of this sense affects taste and also damages a person’s sense of emotional place in the world.
Research shows that the way doctors describe medical conditions can affect whether or not a patient demands antibiotics.
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