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The deadly consequences of obesity

By turning to another man for comfort after her obese husband lost interest in sex, a Free State woman’s actions sparked a tragic series of events that ended in murder.

Parents urged to act as childhood obesity rates climb

Experts urged parents to lead by example and help tackle childhood obesity, on World Obesity Day yesterday.

Video: SA children suffer severe tooth decay

October 12, 2016
Multimedia   Nutrition   Video  

In this mini-documentary for Morning Live (SABC 2) we explore the link between sugary beverages and tooth decay.

SA girls more obese than boys, but why?

This World Obesity Day experts warn of an emerging epidemic among our nation’s children. But why is it that girls, especially those living in urban areas, have obesity rates that double their age group’s average?

Super-size South Africa: the role of the supermarket

Does the expansion of supermarkets across the country have anything to do with our expanding waist-lines?

Dead psychiatric patient was ‘well’ before being moved

September 16, 2016
Disability   Mental Health   News   Nursing   Nutrition   Social Services  

The brother of a deceased mentally-ill patient says he was healthy before being moved from a Life Esidimeni facility.

International support for sugar tax mounts

The World Public Health Nutrition Association pledges support for the proposed tax which it said is important for the health of the population.