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Ban junk food adverts?

September 26, 2017

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?

‘Rapidly increasing’ life expectancy but disease threatens progress

September 15, 2017

The latest Global Burden of Disease study data shows that South Africa continues to battle with HIV, road injuries and violence as well as diseases related to obesity.

TAC is back!

August 28, 2017
HIV and AIDS  

The Treatment Action Campaign accused politicians for turning their backs on HIV and TB at its 6th National Congress last week

Mental health, HIV and pill-taking

August 24, 2017
HIV Treatment  

We need to start taking mental health seriously in HIV treatment if we want to ensure the ongoing success of the fight against the virus, writes Professor Francois Venter

Non-communicable diseases a threat to the health system

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) threaten to overwhelm a health system already under strain from HIV and tuberculosis.

Deaths rates declined due to HIV success – report

August 23, 2017

Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

Cancer and HIV fields collaborate for a cure

August 7, 2017

Revolutions in cancer treatment are being tested in HIV in the hopes it will bring the world closer to a cure.