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Obesity on the rise in rural communities

May 15, 2019

Obesity rates continue to soar but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts.

Diabetic battles to eat right despite amputation

July 16, 2018
Diabetes   Nutrition   Obesity   OurHealth  

Despite having undergone the amputation of half of her right foot three years ago due to diabetes, Morongwa Tsatsi (65) of Alexandra township still battles to follow the healthy diet required for her condition.

WHO Commission criticised over sugar taxes in new report

June 7, 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs’ new report, Time to Deliver, called for urgent action against chronic diseases and mental disorders, the globe’s leading cause of death and ill-health, but failed to include a recommendation on taxing sugary beverages.

SA, Egypt lead Africa’s diabetes and obesity rates

June 8, 2017

Obesity and diabetes are on the rise in Africa, reveals the first detailed analysis of these epidemics on the continent.

Fight to beat diabetes and early death

February 28, 2017
Diabetes   Obesity   OurHealth  

Makhehla Mosia from Qwaqwa in the Free State believes years of bad eating habits are what led her to develop type 2 diabetes and poor health.

Over-60’s in good shape thanks to health club

February 10, 2017

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the yard around the old Bohlokong municipal offices in the Free State turns into a hive of activity.

Prevent cancer with exercise and good food

February 4, 2017

This World Cancer Day experts urge South Africans to adopt healthier lifestyles to reduce their risk of developing the disease.