Seven out of 10 women and four out of 10 men in SA have significantly more body fat than what is deemed healthy, shows a groundbreaking new study.
Thandi Modise says she is concerned over reports that intimidation has stopped miners from accessing health services in the platinum belt.
The Free State health department has come under fire for a number of reasons. Bhekisisa visited the province ahead of elections to find out more.
The HPV vaccine roll-out is prompting parents to rethink how they talk to children about sex.
The nation's healthcare system reflects the actions of the ministers responsible for it over the years.
Prisoners are being deprived of treatment, and punished for speaking up about it.
While much has been done to end Aids in Africa, more work by governments is necessary to move forward, particularly in SA.
The Higher Education and Training HIV Programme has backed plans to introduce colourful and flavoured condoms to tertiary institutions.
With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HSRC survey.
Statistics South Africa says mortality figures show Capetonians have a longer life span that Tshwane residents.
Despite the stereotypes, there is a pressing need for men to play more of a role in HIV support.
Although it has been claimed that a nine-month-old baby in California was "cured" from HIV with the use of antiretrovirals, there is still no proof.
A single shot of antiretroviral drugs has protected lab monkeys from HIV for weeks, according to two US trials.
We feature four HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.
Bhekisisa director Mia Malan speaks on The Science Inside show about ARV shortages on Voice of Wits radio station.
A report says the national budget has failed to provide adequately for vulnerable citizens as the economic crisis deepends.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with SA institutions to develop new medicines and vaccines for HIV, TB and malaria.
Between 2004 and 2012, the number of new HIV infections have decreased from an estimated 540 000 to 370 000, shows a UNAids report.
Organ donations are rare in SA: donors and the specialists needed to do transplants are few. But awareness increases as more lives are being saved.