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Bloated bodies and barren lands

February 4, 2019
Obesity  

What has obesity got to do with climate change? Quite a lot, according to an influential commission, which says the big food companies that make the junk food fuelling our expanding bodies are also destroying our environment– and need to be stopped.

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.

Global mental health report blasts SA for Esidimeni

October 10, 2018
News  

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.

NCDs cause 70 percent of deaths

September 21, 2018
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

Seven out of 10 deaths worldwide were caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2016, particularly cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

Lancet editor calls for suspension of UNAIDS head

May 10, 2018
News  

The editor-in-chief of the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has joined calls for UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé to be suspended after his controversial handling of sexual assault accusations.

1 in 4 coloured men die of smoking

August 23, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Coloured South Africans are more likely to die due to smoking than black or white South Africans, according to an article published today [Friday] that shows one in four coloured men die of smoking.