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Budget speech to clarify sugar tax

February 21, 2017

The beverage industry, sugar farmers and health activists are anxiously awaiting clarity on the sugary drinks’ tax, expected in tomorrow’s (22nd Feb) Budget speech.

Bad diet complicates obese granny’s health

February 14, 2017
News   Obesity   OurHealth  

Three meals a day of pap smothered in fish oil or butter have resulted in 61-year-old grandmother gaining so much weight that she is now bed-ridden.

Prevent cancer with exercise and good food

February 4, 2017

This World Cancer Day experts urge South Africans to adopt healthier lifestyles to reduce their risk of developing the disease.

Getting to the heart of heartburn

January 4, 2017
News   Nutrition   OurHealth  

Ash is used as a home remedy for heartburn – however, something that could actually bring heartburn relief is fighting obesity. This is according to Dr Anish Sheth, a gastroenterologists and assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, who says people are at higher risk of having heartburn when they are obese.

Mom bans junk after 5-year-old son hits 45kg

December 13, 2016
Children's Health   OurHealth  

A mother, upset about her five-year-old son having become extremely overweight, has managed to resolve the situation by seeking help from a counsellor and dietician.

Video: Is it time to cut out sugary drinks?

Is being hospitalised enough motivation to implement tough lifestyle changes – starting with going cold turkey on sugary drinks? We bring you the story of one man who is on the brink of this decision, while his state of health hangs in the balance.

How South Africa can beat its sugar-fuelled diabetes epidemic

November 27, 2016
News   Public Health & Health Systems  

Four times as many people have Type II diabetes today as 36 years ago, according to the World Health Organisation. In 1980, 108 million people were diagnosed with diabetes worldwide. By 2014, the figure was 422 million writes Dr Sundeep Ruder.