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Award for HEALA advocate

September 12, 2018
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

Tracey Malawana, the founder of the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA), was last night presented with the 2018 PHILA Emerging Practitioner Award by the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).

Hypertension? Drink Blackjack Tea

WATCH: how a simple weed can help lower your high blood pressure levels.

Ramaphosa’s morning exercise: A ‘powerful’ message for South Africans

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi argues that the political leadership shown by newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa is a powerful tool in the fight against a growing “explosion” of lifestyle diseases, writes HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.

Horrifying cycle of amputations

October 11, 2017
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

WORLD OBESITY DAY: A desperate surgeon appeals for help as diabetic patients overwhelm his wards.

Non-communicable diseases a threat to the health system

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) threaten to overwhelm a health system already under strain from HIV and tuberculosis.

A lifetime of swallowing pills

Balancing HIV treatment with a myriad of ‘lifestyle’ diseases such as diabetes and hypertension is tricky. Patients have to take lots of pills, some medicines interact badly and there are side effects. But this is the future in our clinics as HIV positive patients age and poor diet and lack of exercise take their toll.

VIDEO: A balanced diet in an unequal society

Many South Africans don’t earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with ‘lifestyle’ diseases like diabetes. Noma-Afrika is a domestic worker whose story illustrates that inequality permeates our diets too.