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‘Food apartheid’ is stoking violence

April 9, 2018
Multimedia   Nutrition  

Hunger is driving violence and entrenching the social divides created by apartheid, as under-nourished children are unable to catch up to their peers.

What’s for breakfast Jozi?

February 26, 2018

Over half the population has unhealthy levels of body fat. At Johannesburg’s three busiest taxi ranks, energy drinks, chips, pap and meat are the most popular morning purchases. But what influences these choices? Cost? Taste? Accessibility? Health-e News’s AMY GREEN and THABO MOLELEKWA try to find answers.

Obese or not: Excess fat makes you sick

June 13, 2017

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

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.