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Cold front has emergency services on standby

November 17, 2017
News  

As the South African Weather Service has announced that there will be a cold front moving across Johannesburg in the days leading towards the weekend, the City of Johannesburg has urged residents to be cautious.

Komape trial re-opens wounds for his family

November 16, 2017
News  

LIMPOPO – When Lydia Komape (27) even hears the name ‘Michael’ she experiences a surge of anger and sadness as it reminds her of her little brother who died at school when the pit toilet he was using collapsed, causing him to drown in faeces.

VIDEO: Drowning in Sugar

November 15, 2017
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On World Diabetes Day, South Africans do not have much to celebrate. For Melanie Pandoor, a recent diabetic amputee, this rings true.

Citizens take to the streets on World Diabetes Day

November 15, 2017
News  

The Healthy Living Alliance (Heala) took to the Rosebank streets on Tuesday, using World Diabetes Day as a significant time to protest against sugary drinks outside Coca-Cola’s new local headquarters.

Prevent obesity and prevent diabetes ‘tsunami’

November 14, 2017
News  

WORLD DIABETES DAY: One in 11 adults worldwide is living with diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) which released the new estimates in its Diabetes Atlas today.

Sugar and sight: what’s the connection?

November 13, 2017
News  

Debates are in full swing about the proposed sugar tax that is likely to start in South Africa in early 2018. As Orbis Africa explains, this is part of a broader government plan to tackle non-communicable diseases over the next five years.

Sugar and mental health: What’s the link?

November 13, 2017
News  

Severely mentally ill patients are more likely to suffer from diabetes, be obese and have a higher risk of dying young than the general population. Research is increasingly linking diet to mental health. And, reports Amy Green for HEALTH-E NEWS on the eve of World Diabetes Day, sugar is a potent but much-over-looked culprit.