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More supermarkets mean more unhealthy food choices

August 20, 2018
News  

Shopping in supermarkets significantly increases body mass index (BMI), and contributes to eating more processed and highly processed foods and less fresh fruit and vegetables, this is according to a recent study.

Professionals co-opted to support tobacco companies

August 20, 2018
News  

The tobacco industry is spending vast sums of money to fight government’s attempts to tighten smoking laws and regulate electronic cigarettes – and it has managed to recruit some unlikely allies.

Rural youth offers a lifeline to depressed teens

August 17, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The many young women of Vhembe that are abused or traumatised and end up either keeping their pain to themselves or committing suicide now have someone keen to help them.

Contingency plans for health department strike

August 16, 2018
News  

The country’s medicine regulatory body has developed “contingency plans” to ensure that it’s “lifesaving” mandate is not disrupted amid continued protest action at the National Department of Health’s (NDoH) headquarters.

Adoption red tape denies orphan a home

August 15, 2018
News   OurHealth  

ALEXANDRA – A lack of professional capacity and despite tireless work by an elderly couple to take her into foster care, 12-year-old Lebogang Mokoka has never had a family.

The secret pain of sex workers and their children

August 14, 2018
News  

Most sex workers hide what they do for a living from those closest to them – especially their own children, causing pain and distrust mainly because South Africa does not legitimise their work.

Dumped foetus highlights backstreet abortions

August 14, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – The recent discovery of a foetus dumped in a bin by a Gamagara municipal workers has highlighted the issue of young women failing to access safe abortions at their local clinics and instead choosing other harmful solutions.