The government has banned travel between South Africa and 'high risk' countries to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to the country.
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.
Healthworker hostility and a lack of information are denying women access to emergency contraception, locking them into an unintended fate.
A health department official has claimed that a third of SA women have a child by 19. The claim is based on data from 1998. Does it hold true?
The Free State health department has cast doubt on the quality of a new drug shortages report.
The pressure group has accused the Free State’s health MEC of being behind the intimidation.
Private healthcare is meant to support public health, but it must be kept in check.
Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.
Exclusive breast-feeding, introduced in line with WHO guidelines, has proven safe for babies if the mother is on antiretroviral treatment.
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks to the Mail & Guardian about Africa's health challenges.
The favelas are served by teams of community workers, who are the doctors' eyes and ears.
Stereotyping prevents men who sleep with other men from accessing proper treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
There is no need for South Africans to panic following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.
Experts say more focus on early treatment rather than waiting for CD4 counts will dramatically reduce viral replication and new infections.
Ill residents may suffer most after the axing of Free State community health workers.
The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.
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