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Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

3 days ago

How to keep a pulse on your health
How to keep a pulse on your health

If you're a healthy adult and there's nothing to complain about, you likely have no immediate plan to go for a checkup. However, serious conditions can be diagnosed during a checkup...

9 May 2017

ADSA responds to Noakes verdict
ADSA responds to Noakes verdict

The ADSA says its complaint against Tim Noakes was nothing personal, and was out of concern about giving unconventional infant nutrition advice through social media...

24 Apr 2017

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Millennials increase consumption of hyper-functional foods

Hyper-functional foods, which combine natural ingredients with added vitamins and proteins, such as smoothies or fruit-and-nut bars, are gaining in popularity, as are natural and herbal tonics based on trusted recipes...

12 Apr 2017

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The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences
New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

23 Feb 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry
Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

23 Feb 2017

Expert tips for a healthier lifestyle
Expert tips for a healthier lifestyle

February is national Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month, with Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day celebrated on 22 February...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 22 Feb 2017

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Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvation

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health
Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health

A researcher from North West University has raised the alarm over the high levels of mycotoxins in the food we eat on the African continent. Affected foods potentially include...

13 Feb 2017

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Soft-drinks industry offers 'better' alternatives to sugar tax

The soft-drinks industry has proposed a raft of measures to reduce the daily number of calories consumed as an alternative...

By Linda Ensor 1 Feb 2017

WHO vetoes sugar tax endorsement
WHO vetoes sugar tax endorsement

The WHO executive board has decided not to make recommendations to member states to impose a soft drinks tax...

30 Jan 2017

New magazine The Vegan Life launches
New magazine The Vegan Life launches

Media 24 launches The Vegan Life magazine on 30 January 2017 for R49, available from all major retailers, with a digital version purchasable at www.mysubs.co.za...

30 Jan 2017

The low down on South Africa's Sugar Tax
The low down on South Africa's Sugar Tax

The Minister of Finance announced in the February 2016 National Budget a decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), with effect from 1 April 2017...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 18 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit
Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

Sugar wars continued: BevSA responds to Dr Sundeep Ruder
Sugar wars continued: BevSA responds to Dr Sundeep Ruder

BevSA says sugar intake is best controlled by education and product reformulation...

30 Dec 2016

UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children
UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children

Britain will ban junk food ads aimed at children from both print and social media from next year, the advertising rules watchdog said on Thursday, a move welcomed by campaigners against child obesity...

9 Dec 2016

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Drinks makers release study to challenge planned sugar tax

Econex says demand sugar-sweetened beverage consumption will not fall as sharply as the policy paper predicts..

By Tamar Kahn 7 Dec 2016

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Potential health benefit of taxing sugared drinks is overstated, economist says

Reducing the energy content of sugar-sweetened drinks would be a more effective way to combat obesity than implementing a sugar tax, according to research commissioned by beverage industry association BevSA...

By Tamar Kahn 7 Dec 2016

Sugars not the main culprit in obesity-related illness
Sugars not the main culprit in obesity-related illness

The world is in the midst of twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes, often lumped together as diabesity. It has been estimated there are more than 1bn people who are obese.

By James Rippe 29 Nov 2016

What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes
What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes

Considering the high incidence of diabetes it remains vitally important to continue educating South Africans and address the myths that are often associated with this lifestyle disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 16 Nov 2016

Sweetening the tax pot
Sweetening the tax pot

The worldwide attempt to reduce obesity has been given the 'thumbs up' by a few forward-thinking fiscal departments in various countries, including South Africa...

11 Nov 2016

American cities also looking at SSB tax
American cities also looking at SSB tax

It seems that South Africa is not alone in debating a sugar tax. The US city of Philadelphia introduced a levy on sweetened beverages earlier this year.

1 Nov 2016

MISLEADING: A reader paid extra for rolls to avoid gluten for health reasons, only for it to be found that they did contain gluten.
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Beware of food fraud

How do you know the product you're eating contains what the label says it does?

By Wendy Knowler 1 Nov 2016

Coke signs at schools 'encourage sugar use'
Coke signs at schools 'encourage sugar use'

South African schools are encouraging sugar usage among pupils by letting signs at entrances announce they are sponsored by Coca-Cola...

By Shenaaz Jamal 25 Oct 2016

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Coke, Pepsi fund health groups ... but fight them too: study

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola and Pepsi have given millions of dollars to health organisations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks...

14 Oct 2016

Love your beans for good health
Love your beans for good health

South Africa celebrated National Nutrition Week from 9-15 October, and aligned to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which declared that 2016 is the 'International Year of Pulses', this year's campaign theme is 'Love your beans - eat dry beans, peas and lentils!..

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Oct 2016

FLM promoting good nutrition with collectible veggie plushies
FLM promoting good nutrition with collectible veggie plushies

Food Lover's Market recently launched The Goodness Gang - a line-up of fresh produce plushies to hero healthy eating and nutrition...

13 Sep 2016

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