South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down...
18 Apr 2016
Changes of clinically important neurotransmitters from electromagnetic radiation.
9 Jan 2012
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has appealed to community healthcare interns, who are to be deployed in the province, to give their patients the respect and dignity they deserve.
9 Jan 2012
The number of people killed on South Africa's roads dropped slightly in December 2011 compared to the same period the previous year, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on its website.
6 Jan 2012
Last year's provocative brandhouse Drive Dry campaign, which came to be known as "Papa wag vir jou", got South Africans talking and convinced many to not drink and drive. Buoyed by the reception, the *2nd largest premium alcohol beverage company in South Africa, brandhouse, has launched a new hard hitting campaign for the 2011/2012 festive season that will catch the attention of consumers, making them aware of the potential consequences of drinking and driving.
21 Dec 2011
NEW DELHI, INDIA: A smartphone app launched today, 21 December 2011, in the Indian capital Delhi aims to fight a rise in sexual assault cases by enabling women to immediately alert friends or family if they feel at risk.
21 Dec 2011
The death toll on South Africa's roads since the beginning of the festive season has reached over 700, authorities said. The Road Traffic Management Cooperation said the national preliminary stats showed that a total of 710 people were killed in 592 crashes since the beginning of December.
21 Dec 2011
Society places emphasis on matric results as a gauge of intellectual competence and discipline, and while many believe that the pressures of matric ends with the final exam, the announcement of matric results is a powerful, and potentially dangerous stress for many school leavers.
20 Dec 2011
Litha Healthcare Group has purchased the South African subsidiary of Dutch health and wellness company, OTC Pharma International, OTC Pharma South Africa, which will see the healthcare group increase its portfolio in the natural health market.
19 Dec 2011
The Western Cape provincial government intends to broadcast CCTV footage of people dying or maimed in car crashes to raise road safety awareness during the festive season. The campaign, "Crash Witness", was launched by MEC for transport Robin Carlisle earlier this week.
Philani Nombembe 7 Dec 2011
Commenting on this weekend's integrated law enforcement operations in the Western Cape, that province's MEC for Community Safety, Dan Plato, says the Safely Home weekend traffic operations led to the arrest of 23 drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.
21 Nov 2011
Woolworths will once again mark the occasion of World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2011, with a month of activities to help raise awareness of this disease and the important role nutrition plays in helping to control it. As part of these activities, it is launching an online virtual store tour led by dietician, Maryke van Zyl, to help diabetics and their families learn more about making better food choices.
8 Nov 2011
The North West public safety department urged residents on Monday, 7 November 2011, to the return toxic salt they picked up after a goods train overturned at Mahikeng station, it said.
8 Nov 2011
A group of four Sri Lankan sailors have survived by clinging onto a life raft for three days, without food or water, after their 18m fishing trawler, Deshan Lanka, sank en route to Sierra Leone after catching fire according to a report in The Daily News.
8 Nov 2011
The idea of safe and nutritious food remains a luxury for millions of people who still do not have access to food at all, according to consumer goods group Nestle managing director and chairman, Sullivan O'Carroll.
4 Nov 2011
Following an advisory notice SGA Trading, suppliers of multi-plugs to Woolworths, the retailer is requesting customers to return any a 6- or 10-way multi-plug (batch-codes: YD-6NS2; YD-5NS and barcodes: 6009101821518; 6009101821525) purchased any time since September 2011.
10 Oct 2011
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011
A ban on some meat exports after a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak could cost South Africa over US$490 million a year, an industry group said Monday, 3 October 2011.
3 Oct 2011
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011
Willowton Group has been awarded the Platinum Seal of Appreciation by the Heart & Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) for supporting the fight against heart disease and stroke - South Africa's leading non-infectious killers.
14 Sep 2011
The new Department of Health's legislation to limit artery-clogging artificial trans-fats (industrially processed trans-fatty acids) in all food products to a maximum of 2% in all foods could help South Africans become fat wise.
9 Sep 2011
On 20 August 2001, Andre Rademan and Ken van Ginkel sent out the very first Bizcommunity.com newsletter. Now, almost 10 years to the day, we're mixing up potions and even baking in preparation for our 'high calorie', 'light-fuse-and-stand-back' 10th birthday celebrations! [twitterfall]
22 Aug 2011
Perhaps not to the same degree as yesteryear and even if the message is somewhat more sinister, cigarettes have once again made it back onto the billboards and interrupted our daily journeys once again. Instead of the old lifestyle positioning, the message is all ominous: "Buying Illegal Cigarettes Funds Organised Crime!"
Felix Kessel 15 Aug 2011
New study in Brazil finds direct link to 4924 cancer deaths from cellular antenna radiation.
3 Aug 2011
The Federal Drug & Food Administration (FDA) has approved a green alternative to pasteurisation and chemicals, the commercial use of ultraviolet light for the liquid purification of fruit juices to remove, reduce or inactivate pathogenic organisms.
25 Jul 2011
The figures are staggering. About 84% of South Africans have no medical aid, which suggests that most families are using already overburdened public health-care facilities. A National Health Insurance Scheme is still being considered but, in the meantime, the vast majority of citizens are struggling.
29 Jun 2011
Today, Friday 24 June 2011, the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) will assist SARS with the destruction of over 5 million counterfeit cigarettes (more than 500 master cases) bearing Philip Morris International trademarks that were seized in the port of Durban in 2008. The destruction will take place at Oricol Environmental Services in Briardene.
24 Jun 2011
Citing evidence that shows notable deficiencies in the industry's latest food labelling system called Nutrition Keys, Yale University's Kelly Brownell, Ph.D., and Emory University's Jeffrey Koplan, M.D., M.P.H., challenge the industry's action in an article published in the 23 June 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
23 Jun 2011
NEW YORK, US: The Global Awards, now in its 17th year of honouring creative and marketing excellence in healthcare communications worldwide, announced the Call For Entries for the 2011 competition.
20 Jun 2011