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#SAAIDS2019: When HIV and weight stigma collide

June 11, 2019
News  

The association of thinness with being sick still plagues society and continues to fuel HIV stigma, and possibly non-communicable diseases.

The struggle for hypertension in South Africa

May 17, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

Tackling hypertension nationally and globally will require innovative thinking that looks at the condition as a socio-economic and systemic issue.

Hypertension affects both young and old

May 17, 2019
OurHealth  

Today marks World Hypertension Day, Health-e citizen journalists look at people who have managed the condition for years.

Oblivious to the killer within

October 29, 2018
News  

Hypertension is South Africa’s biggest epidemic. But most people don’t know they have high blood pressure, and few of those on treatment have their blood pressure under control – partly because the medical profession doesn’t know what drugs work for Africans.

Stroke of depression in South Africa

September 25, 2018
Multimedia   News  

Ten South Africans suffer a stroke every hour. Yet many blame the affliction on witchcraft and isolate stroke survivors – who are already battling because of the dire shortage of rehabilitation facilities.

Hypertension? Drink Blackjack Tea

WATCH: how a simple weed can help lower your high blood pressure levels.

Managing hypertension during pregnancy

June 26, 2018
News  

MPUMALANGA – Bongekile Shabalala – a 22-year-old new mother who was diagnosed with high blood pressure at her first antenatal clinic visit – ended up giving birth prematurely because of her condition.