People who smoke and drink too much, don’t exercise and eat unhealthily are likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease.
Research shows that the way doctors describe medical conditions can affect whether or not a patient demands antibiotics.
For me, the pretender to aristocracy, all this human traffic translates into downright invasion of privacy. But alas, not so with Tebogo.
Doctors and nurses don't need a miracle drug to prevent the massive number of premature deaths.
Scientists make a living and working organ from cells reprogrammed outside the body.
GF Jooste Hospital was a beacon of hope. It should have been renovated, not closed.
Maria Phalime was passionate about being a doctor, but quit because of the pressures of the job.
Medical interns are leading the battle to reduce the dangerously overlong working hours that compromise the safety of patients.
Clinical associates are changing the medical sector by freeing up doctors to do more.
Patient Jasper Hoon is critical about the low maximum sanction the council can administer on doctors who provide insufficient care.
South Africa has the means and opportunity to keep its healthcare professionals.
Eight staff members at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto speak out in a desperate bid to improve conditions at the facility.
Politicians and industry experts say that partnerships between the public and private sectors may solve the doctor and nurse shortages in SA.
Despite an ongoing probe into alleged misconduct, he's back at Messina Hospital – as chief executive.
A man has taken two specialists to task for a "misdiagnosis" that nearly cost him his foot
A simple practice that benefits all newborns is also bringing down mortality rates.
Records show that Musina hospital boss Allick Dube was suspended for negligence in Tennessee
GPs with their own practices are interested in working for the NHI scheme – with caveats.
In the first of a two-part series about the NHI, Mia Malan reports on state plans to change the rigid reimbursement formula for private doctors.