MAIL & GUARDIAN: Health

The foundation of health care

The opportunity exists for South Africa to develop its own health promotion foundation, built on the examples from across the world.

Why South Africa’s health record is poor

"As a country we spend 8,7% of our GDP on health in both the public and private sectors, yet we have little to show..."

Taking scientific approach

One of the goals of the National Nursing Summit is to encourage research on nursing by nurses.

On the tip of the tongue

Research has shown that speaking two languages improves brain performance.

Less is more

New research brings hope for less aggressive and invasive ways of treating breast cancer in patients.

Alarm over demand for designer vaginas

Medical experts have sounded the alarm over the soaring rates of labiaplasty.

Brits falling out of love with drugs

The number of young people taking drugs has fallen by 30% in 15 years. Is the drop down to quality, bad celebrity PR or price?

The heretical idea of making people

The award of the Nobel prize, when it came in October 2010, was long overdue.

Coming to terms with schizophrenia results in revelatory tell-all

To Patrick Cockburn, it's an illness that has eaten away at his oldest child. To Henry Cockburn, it has been an inspiration.

No end to bickering over breastfeeding

Breast or bottle is one of the most intimate and essential decisions a new parent has to make.

KwaZulu’s health service is sick

The Weekly Mail has taken the lid off horrifying conditions in kwaZulu's medical services.

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