Air pollution is responsible for one in eight deaths worldwide, says the WHO, and is now regarded as the biggest environmental health risk.
Research shows women are more likely to have high blood pressure and experts blame the added stress of unequal gender roles.
A study has explained that a treatment, described as "radical" by researchers, has not helped cut down tuberculosis infections among SA gold miners.
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The World Health Organisation has confirmed a polio outbreak among young children in north-east Syria, adding that the risk is high for it to spread.
The World Health Organisation has classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
Patients in the world's poorest countries will continue to receive access to drugs cheaply for at least another decade.
Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.
The establishment of a health promotion body in SA would save lives – and billions of rands.
As health officials insist on reaching a 'near-zero' malaria deaths target by 2015, attempts to fight the illness have drastically slowed down.
Scores of Ugandans have been isolated to prevent the spread of a new outbreak of Ebola, which has already killed three people.
New tobacco regulations for farmers could cost millions of jobs and revenue in a bid to save on health costs, writes Lloyd Gedye,
The World Health Organisation has released its annual update on the state of TB around the globe - revealing SA has the highest burden of the disease.
The drug is effective against resistant parasites and shows no adverse side effects, researchers say.
Ebola has broken out in Uganda, killing at least 14 people as health officials battle to stem the spread of the deadly virus.
Partial foreskin removal in some traditional practice may not protect as well against HIV, writes Mia Malan.
PrePex, with which nurses can perform bloodless circumcisions without the supervision of a doctor, should be vetted by the WHO early next year.
The world's biggest tobacco company have gone to court in order to prevent the Australian government from forcing them to sell in unbranded packets.
Citizens have no way of knowing whether they will get value for their tax money, especially when it comes to policing.