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#SAAIDS2019: When HIV and weight stigma collide

June 11, 2019

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

Small changes in diet make a big difference

February 15, 2019

A lot of South African adults are so physically inactive that they are at risk of getting sick as a result of not exercising.

UN meeting: ‘Smart policies save lives’

September 28, 2018

Political will, smart policies and more resources can save millions of lives, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG tells the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases in the keynote address.

UN meeting: Individuals vs industry

September 27, 2018

Global leaders have put the onus on individuals to reduce “lifestyle” diseases rather than cracking down on industry in a global declaration to be adopted at today’s (27 September) UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases.

NCDs cause 70 percent of deaths

September 21, 2018

Seven out of 10 deaths worldwide were caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2016, particularly cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

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.

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.