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Limpopo hospitals to serve healthier menu to curb obesity

July 4, 2019

An unhealthy diet contributes to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Could a refreshed menu in the province’s health facilities change this?

Easter: How much chocolate is too much?

April 18, 2019
Features   News  

It’s Easter time and children (and adults) are gearing up for an Easter egg hunt, but how much chocolate is too much and what constitutes a sugar binge versus a treat?

Janu-worry stress busters: The science behind some health therapies

January 14, 2019

Many South Africans are returning to work this week but the December break hasn’t resulted in improvements in stress levels and overall mental health. The number of calls for help received by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is just as high this January as the last months of 2019.

100 year-old woman’s secrets to good health

October 25, 2018

Annah Tau has never bothered about trying to remain young – the resident of the Tembisa Old Age Home is 100 years old and says the main secret to living a long life is to avoid stress.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

September 19, 2018

The tax on sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million since it was introduced on 1 April, according to Treasury.

Unemployment prevents healthy eating

August 16, 2018

While health experts advise people to stick to a healthy diet, the current economic climate is making this difficult for many.

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.