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Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018
News  

Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

New technology reduces 87% of sugars from fruit juice

November 14, 2018
News  

As the globe marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, the founder of a juice company claims he has found a successful way to remove 87% of sugar from fruit juice.

Healthy lunch boxes part of fight against obesity

October 18, 2018
News  

The number of South African children who are overweight or obesity is on the increase. Professor Salome Kruger of the Nutrition Centre of Excellence at the University of North West believes work needs to be done to combat this problem in school-going children.

WATCH: Strokes and Stigma

October 15, 2018
Multimedia  

Health-e’s three-part Checkpoint documentary on strokes and stigma in South Africa.

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018
News  

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.

Our obesity epidemic is not a personal choice

October 12, 2018
News  

The pandemic of obesity in South Africa is a result of our ‘Americanised’ food environment and the responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies, according to experts.

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.