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SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

January 29, 2019
News  

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.

Janu-worry stress busters: The science behind some health therapies

January 14, 2019
News  

Many South Africans are returning to work this week but the December break hasn’t resulted in improvements in stress levels and overall mental health. The number of calls for help received by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is just as high this January as the last months of 2019.

Diabetes: Your leg or your life

November 19, 2018
News  

It is one of our fastest-growing epidemics. But managing diabetes is complicated when diagnosed late – the main problem for most South Africans. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green spends time in a surgical ward where people living with complications from the condition often have to choose between amputation and death. And once they have lost a […]

Reduce your diabetes risk

November 14, 2018
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As South Africa marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, recent data from the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 3.85-million South Africans have diabetes, with a large portion of them undiagnosed.This equates to an estimated 7% of adults aged between 21 and 79.

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.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

September 19, 2018
News  

The tax on sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million since it was introduced on 1 April, according to Treasury.

Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?

September 17, 2018
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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.