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Restricting junk food ads: Censorship or health protection?

November 23, 2017       Opinion & Commentary  

Colombian activists fighting against junk food recently won an important victory in their Consitutional Court

Diabetes awareness kicks into high gear in Alex

November 23, 2017
News   OurHealth  

ALEXANDRA – The City of Joburg has embarked on a diabetes awareness campaign in an effort to educate residents of the large township on the dangers of the illness, now ranked the second cause of natural deaths after TB.

Industry threatens MP over sugar tax

November 22, 2017
News  

The chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance revealed in the National Assembly yesterday that he had received threats from industry-linked people to drop the tax on sugary drinks.

KZN hospitals battling to recover from storms

November 22, 2017
News  

Kwa-Zulu Natal – The EThekwini District is still battling to recover after the massive thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rains that hit the area in October resulting in eight deaths, many people injured and bad damage to 60 hospital wards.

SA can protect sex workers from HIV – Minister

November 21, 2017
News  

South Africa does not need to wait for laws to decriminalise sex workers before protecting this sector from HIV, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Relief for hospice after Health-e publishes their plight

November 21, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The critical care work done by the Alexandra Hospice will no longer be disrupted by the frequent power cuts experienced in the area thanks to the donation of blankets and a generator from African Bank.

Take a stand on values, says new UNAIDS Ambassador

November 21, 2017
HIV and AIDS  

South Africans need to determine what values we want, said South African scientist Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim shortly after being appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.

No end in sight for TB

November 20, 2017
News  

South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.