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More supermarkets mean more unhealthy food choices

August 21, 2018       News  

Shopping in supermarkets significantly increases body mass index (BMI), and contributes to eating more processed and highly processed foods and less fresh fruit and vegetables, this is according to a recent study.

Smokers at high risk for oral HPV and throat cancer

August 21, 2018

A new study confirms smokers are at higher risk of oral HPV infection, which causes throat cancer.

Professionals co-opted to support tobacco companies

August 20, 2018

The tobacco industry is spending vast sums of money to fight government’s attempts to tighten smoking laws and regulate electronic cigarettes – and it has managed to recruit some unlikely allies.

Rural youth offers a lifeline to depressed teens

August 17, 2018

LIMPOPO – The many young women of Vhembe that are abused or traumatised and end up either keeping their pain to themselves or committing suicide now have someone keen to help them.

Nurse tackles gender gap in healthcare

August 17, 2018

Ikageng has seven general practitioners, all of whom are men, but Sister Vuiswa Leseka has opened a private clinic in the North West township and aims to challenge the gender gap in healthcare.

Contingency plans for health department strike

August 16, 2018

The country’s medicine regulatory body has developed “contingency plans” to ensure that it’s “lifesaving” mandate is not disrupted amid continued protest action at the National Department of Health’s (NDoH) headquarters.

Unemployment prevents healthy eating

August 16, 2018

While health experts advise people to stick to a healthy diet, the current economic climate is making this difficult for many.

Adoption red tape denies orphan a home

August 15, 2018
News   OurHealth  

ALEXANDRA – A lack of professional capacity and despite tireless work by an elderly couple to take her into foster care, 12-year-old Lebogang Mokoka has never had a family.