While South African life expectancy dropped between 1990 and 2013, the are signs of hope again.
Migraine sufferers may not realise that drug overuse can be a large part of the problem.
A court has ruled that a mother, representing her child, can now apply to claim damages for alleged negligent prenatal misdiagnosis of her child.
Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda’s health system is showing drastic improvements.
This success in saving lives may be offset by the Ebola outbreak, and the UN agency warned of factors that might reverse the progress being made.
Personal accounts from Liberia and Sierra Leone bring home the devastation wrought by the virus.
The department of trade and industry has yet to finalise patent reforms, raising questions that cheaper medication could be blocked intentionally.
Although 65% of South Africans reportedly have been tested for HIV at least once, annual testing figures are much lower.
A move to ban Wouter Basson from medicine has been met with a tongue-lashing from his lawyer.
Refugees run the border crossing gauntlet of lions, rivers, rape and theft hoping for a better life.
On the second day of the trial, Wouter Basson's lawyer went for the kill, while a witness said Basson's actions cannot go unpunished.
The health minister and UNAids are jumping the gun by not consulting activists.
The sentencing of private cardiologist Wouter Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct as head doctor during apartheid is off to a contentious start.
Which doctors want to work in the remote areas of South Africa? Mostly those who grew up there.
If the health minister has his way, vaping will soon be regulated like regular smoking because, he says, Big Tobacco is complicit in its rise.
The epidemic could end in 15 years if "fast-track targets" are accelerated in the next six years – if not, infection rates could continue to rise.
Many women consult traditional healers, so it makes sense to enlist these cultural leaders in public health education.
South Africa was the first African country to introduce the expensive but effective pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar, into its immunisation programme.
Durban’s 48.2% HIV rate among MSM is more than SA’s highest infection rate – 37.4% among pregnant women in Kwazulu-Natal.
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