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Woman remains positive she will be cured of her rare disease

October 20, 2016
Diseases and Disorders   OurHealth   Women's Health  

A 34-year-old Soweto woman, who contracted a rare and debilitating illness two years ago, has chosen to be upbeat about her experience and wants to raise awareness of the condition.

Parents urged to act as childhood obesity rates climb

Experts urged parents to lead by example and help tackle childhood obesity, on World Obesity Day yesterday.

SA girls more obese than boys, but why?

This World Obesity Day experts warn of an emerging epidemic among our nation’s children. But why is it that girls, especially those living in urban areas, have obesity rates that double their age group’s average?

Super-size South Africa: the role of the supermarket

Does the expansion of supermarkets across the country have anything to do with our expanding waist-lines?

SMS service helps nurses help mothers

The NurseConnect text message service can help health workers take better care of mothers.

System fails women desperate for safety

Domestic violence survivors rely on shelters to help leave life threatening relationships – and navigate the obstacles of the criminal justice system.

“You will be remembered comrade”

September 6, 2016
Cancer   OurHealth   Women's Health  

Aids activist Elsie Simangele Mashego from Daantjie outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga has died of cervical cancer.