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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.

A need for women to practice self care

May 28, 2019
News  

As the world observes the International Day of Action for Women’s Health women are urged not to neglect their well-being.

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.

Obesity on the rise in rural communities

May 15, 2019
OurHealth  

Obesity rates continue to soar but people in rural areas are most at risk, say experts.

Easter: How much chocolate is too much?

April 18, 2019
Features   News  

It’s Easter time and children (and adults) are gearing up for an Easter egg hunt, but how much chocolate is too much and what constitutes a sugar binge versus a treat?

Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

April 1, 2019
News  

The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?