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Rooibos tea can’t replace baby formula, experts warn

July 11, 2019

While South Africa’s most popular tea is rich in antioxidants, it’s not suitable for babies. But struggling mothers often replace breast milk or formula for rooibos and water.

Community heroes help stamp out stunting

June 4, 2019

Community Health Workers trained to help stamp out stunting in rural areas in a campaign that seeks to galvanise South Africa towards achieving zero stunting by 2030.

Doctor’s secrets to a healthy and long life

May 21, 2019

This rural doctor is used to writing scripts for medication, but he has now written a manuscript.

Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

Babies face ‘dire consequences’ if given solids too soon

September 12, 2018

The World Health Organisation recommends that infants should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health – but it’s not always possible.

Thousands go hungry after mismanagement of food relief

September 3, 2018

While the Gauteng government investigates corruption in the running of its food banks, those who rely on these banks are going hungry.

Tormented by peers, children choose to go hungry

May 7, 2018
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Children, especially in rural areas, are turning away from school feeding schemes because they fear being judged for being poor by their fellow learners, despite being hungry. HEALTH-E NEWS spoke to learners and experts about the stigma of hunger and its effect on children’s health and education.