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What’s driving cancer in South Africa

On World Cancer Day, Health-e News gives you an overview of what is driving cancer in South Africa, and how to reduce your risk.

Learning the hard way to love her body

As South Africans’ waistlines continue to grow, one Mpumalanga woman tells OurHealth about how weight problems have followed her through life like a shadow – and so did low self-esteem.

South Africa’s battle of the bulge

Diets have made headlines this year with experts debating what South Africans should or shouldn’t be eating. As National Obesity Week kicks off, experts agree that South Africans need to lose weight.

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are rising killers

Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are steadily killing more and more South Africans, says a new report released yesterday.

The fat life, island style

Pacific islands famous for white sands and turquoise seas are also home to some of the fattest people in the world, according to global research released today by The Lancet medical journal.