The overuse and abuse of antibiotics strengthens lethal, drug-resistant bacteria.
There has been tension between traditional and modern medicine, but is there space for the two to work together?
American researchers think it will help to get rid of senescent cells, that were previously thought of as inert instead of trouble-causers.
Several initiatives are under way to stop the abuse of antibiotics.
Did you know some medicines are 60 times more expensive in SA than in many other countries? Our patent laws are one of the reasons behind these inflated prices.
Some have lauded the draft policy, saying it could make medication cheaper, but others say it is "unimpressive" and "almost contradictory".
A draft intellectual property policy has been lauded by rights groups who say its repercussions on drug patents could make medicines more affordable.
A new set of initiatives in South Africa plans to situate the field of arts-in-medicine and the "medical humanities" within an academic context.
Wits takes first steps in framing a much-needed conversation between the sciences and the arts.
VIDEO: Sizwe Nzima is an entrepreneur assisting his Khayelitsha community by delivering medicine by bicycle. He is an M&G 200 Young South African.
Many drugs cost far more in South Africa than in countries with strict patent-vetting processes.
Doctors of animal and human medicine are increasingly sharing their disciplines' findings. Jon Henley reports.
A serious surgeon? Maybe not. Dr Mohammed Dalwai proves to us that laughter is the best medicine. 200 Young South Africans will be revealed June 22.
A medical practitioner who studied in Cuba is optimistic about rural medicine in South Africa.
The government is considering increasing the value of social grants in order to soften the blow of high food prices.
Parents have been warned not to give toddlers over-the-counter cough and cold remedies unless advised to do so by a healthcare professional.
Two men are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly breaking into a clinic and stealing medicine.