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Diabetes: Your leg or your life

November 19, 2018
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It is one of our fastest-growing epidemics. But managing diabetes is complicated when diagnosed late – the main problem for most South Africans. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green spends time in a surgical ward where people living with complications from the condition often have to choose between amputation and death. And once they have lost a […]

Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018
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Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

September 19, 2018
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The tax on sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million since it was introduced on 1 April, according to Treasury.

CT residents are the fittest, and the best drivers

September 13, 2018
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Cape Town is the fittest city according to Discovery, and the people also drive better.

Myth-busting the new sugar tax

April 3, 2018
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There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the sugar tax which was officially implemented on April 1. The tax, equivalent to a levy of about 11 percent on can of coke, is aimed at tackling South Africa’s obesity epidemic and the diseases associated with it. Health-e News busted five common myths.

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.

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax

December 5, 2017
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The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today passed the tax on sugary drinks, which is part of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Law Amendment Bill.