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Never too old to eat healthily

March 12, 2019
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – A rural grandmother who turned to a healthy lifestyle after a massive health scare wants others to follow her lead before it is too late.

Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?

September 17, 2018
News  

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.

Popular heart medication recalled in SA due to cancer fears

July 24, 2018
News  

A commonly-used heart medication in South Africa has been recalled due to a recently-revealed potential link to cancer.

Ramaphosa’s morning exercise: A ‘powerful’ message for South Africans

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi argues that the political leadership shown by newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa is a powerful tool in the fight against a growing “explosion” of lifestyle diseases, writes HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.

What’s for breakfast Jozi?

February 26, 2018
News  

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.

Ban junk food adverts?

September 26, 2017
News  

For the first time in world history, there are more obese than underweight people. Both are symptoms of malnutrition, part of a global food system geared towards profits. Activists want a radical shift in the entire food system, including a total ban on junk food advertising. Is it possible and will it make a difference?

Plan to tackle heart attacks, strokes to save 100-million lives

September 13, 2017
News  

Global control of blood pressure, salt reduction and artificial trans fats elimination could save 100 million lives.