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Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

February 22nd, 2019       ANA   News  

Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.

Government to introduce warning labels on unhealthy food

February 21, 2019
News  

Packaged food that is high in salt, sugar and fat may soon have to carry warning labels, according to a top health official.

Tembisa youth unite to feed hungry residents

February 21, 2019
OurHealth  

The Last Supper is the name of a group of volunteers who have joined forces to do their bit to feed hungry people in Tembisa – offering once-a-month meals to the local organisations helping people in need.

#Budget2019: Tiny increase in sugary drinks tax

February 20, 2019
News  

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced a marginal increase in the tax on sugary drinks during his Budget speech, mainly to “avoid an erosion in the value of the tax due to inflation”.

President’s broken promise leaves disabled kids desperate

February 20, 2019
OurHealth  

The founder of Tembisa’s only care facility for children with disabilities is confused after land promised to them by the president has not materialised.

Stationery stockout jeopardises patient confidentiality

February 20, 2019
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – Kuruman Clinic, a primary care public health facility, has been short of patient files for six months.

Turning cries into giggles – clowns helping sick kids

February 19, 2019
News  

Think that red-nosed jokers belong only in the circus? Are painted faces the stuff of your nightmares? Enter the medical clown – a new profession that is literally giving life to the old saying “laughter is the best form of medicine”.

Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

February 18, 2019
News  

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.