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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.

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.

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.

Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?

September 17, 2018

The sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million, and there is a growing call for even higher “sin taxes” to help reverse the VAT increase. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

Smokers at high risk for oral HPV and throat cancer

August 21, 2018

A new study confirms smokers are at higher risk of oral HPV infection, which causes throat cancer.

WHO Commission criticised over sugar taxes in new report

June 7, 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs’ new report, Time to Deliver, called for urgent action against chronic diseases and mental disorders, the globe’s leading cause of death and ill-health, but failed to include a recommendation on taxing sugary beverages.

Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day

February 22, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Almost two months after many people made their New Year resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, February 22 is the marking of Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day.