Which doctors want to work in the remote areas of South Africa? Mostly those who grew up there.
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.
Doctors and nurses don't need a miracle drug to prevent the massive number of premature deaths.
Primary healthcare barely exists outside our urban centres, and apartheid-ordained inequality is stark.
Medical malpractice litigation is preventing young doctors from entering high-risk fields of medicine.
Restrictions hit the movement of a million or more Sierra Leone citizens living in five districts worst affected by the disease.
People who use creams to lighten their skin risk causing lasting damage to their bodies and nervous systems.
The chronic respiratory disease can be easily controlled and managed with proper diagnosis and the correct preventative medication
More women are having C-section births in SA, but authors of the 2013/2014 District Health Barometer warn that this increase is "a matter of concern".
New research has bad news for millions of South Africans with high blood sugar: they are three times more likely to develop active tuberculosis.
Compromising hopes of containing the disease, latent TB remains dormant for life for most people.
There is little reason to worry even if a fellow passenger has contracted the disease.
Migraine headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinusitis because of similar symptoms - and sinusitis medication can further aggravate head pain.
While Cape Town and Johannesburg are two of SA's healthiest cities, Bloemfontein and Pretoria fall short, according to a study.
Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.
Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
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