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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
News  

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
OurHealth  

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
News  

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
OurHealth  

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.

“I am HIV+, but my partner is negative”

March 3, 2017
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

FREE STATE – Lerato Mofokeng, a 36-year-old mother of a four year old, was surprised when she and her child were diagnosed with HIV – yet her boyfriend of seven years tested negative for the virus.