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Obese or not: Excess fat makes you sick

June 13, 2017
News  

In South Africa, excess body weight is a massive problem, and is linked to a growing number of deaths – study.

Bad diet complicates obese granny’s health

February 14, 2017
News   Obesity   OurHealth  

Three meals a day of pap smothered in fish oil or butter have resulted in 61-year-old grandmother gaining so much weight that she is now bed-ridden.

Happy Christmas for a centre that faced closure

December 22, 2016
News   OurHealth   Social Services  

After a bleak Christmas last year, children at the Ha-Mashau Drop-in Centre in Limpopo are set to have a festive season after the centre received funds from the Department of Social Development in the province.

South Africans are eating GMO foods every day

November 17, 2016
News  

Most South Africans, without their knowledge or consent, are unknowingly consuming genetically modified food products every single day.

Animal TB – a looming threat to humans say researchers

October 7, 2016
Health Management   News  

Animal TB (termed zoonotic TB) poses a greater threat to human health and the economy than previously thought, according to a report published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases last week.

Don’t target kids with junk food ads says UN

The United Nations (UN) has called on governments of its member states to outlaw the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children.

More food, more weight gain

The greater availability of food, rather than our sedentary lifestyles, are responsible for our expanding waistlines, says a new report.