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Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018

Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

Reduce your diabetes risk

November 14, 2018

As South Africa marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, recent data from the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 3.85-million South Africans have diabetes, with a large portion of them undiagnosed.This equates to an estimated 7% of adults aged between 21 and 79.

New technology reduces 87% of sugars from fruit juice

November 14, 2018

AS the globe marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, the founder of a juice company claims he has found a successful way to remove 87% of sugar from fruit juice.

First cholera case recorded at a Limpopo clinic

November 13, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO-The Provincial Department of Health has urged people to be vigilant and practice proper hygiene and sanitation practices, after a cholera case was recorded in Alldays, in Blouburg as a migrant farm worker believed to be from Zimbabwe working and living in the area tested positive for cholera.

Dros rape accused perpetuates mental health stigma

November 12, 2018

The alleged Dros rapist’s defence lawyer is trying to blame his client’s behaviour on a bipolar diagnosis. But while many people associate mental illness with violence those who are mentally ill are much more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, reports HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.

Villagers left without water after bad municipal investments

November 9, 2018

LIMPOPO – Vhembe District Municipality, responsible for providing water services to the entire district, appears to have lost over R 300 million which was invested with the embattled VBS Mutual Bank.

Grow Great Campaign aims to stop stunting

November 8, 2018

One in five South African children under the age of five suffer from stunting.This is according to the recent South African Demographic and Health Survey that found that stunted children suffer delayed growth and their brains don’t develop as they should.