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NCDs cause 70 percent of deaths

September 21, 2018
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

Seven out of 10 deaths worldwide were caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2016, particularly cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

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).

Lack of exercise is threatening health

September 6, 2018
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

A quarter of the world’s adults are doing too little exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years.

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.