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More than half of health-conscious people suffer from digestive health problems

More than half (54%) of health-conscious South Africans experience digestive health problems, according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health-conscious individuals...

Issued by Cipla 15 Sep 2017

Treasury opts to defer sugar tax implementation
Treasury opts to defer sugar tax implementation

Implementation of the health promotion levy - previously known as the sugar-sweetened beverages tax - will be delayed until April 2018...

6 Sep 2017

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Purple tea is taking over the world, one cup at a time

This new brew is the latest in the global health craze to cause quite a stir (pun intended) and it just so happens to come from Meru, Kenya...

By Sharon Mundia 5 Sep 2017

Six eating habits for healthy kidneys
Six eating habits for healthy kidneys

Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise - one in 10 people globally are affected, and that's every bit as serious as cardiac disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 5 Sep 2017

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Study finds large number of South Africans happy to be overweight

The question of whether SA's envisaged sugar tax will positively address obesity levels was thrown into sharp focus by research which revealed an unexpected stumbling block...

29 Aug 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?
Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition
Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition

Food alone cannot solve the world's malnutrition crises but only three countries are looking beyond hunger to the other major driver...

By Matthew Ponsford 28 Aug 2017

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy...

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

Dietitian's urge South Africans to 'Eat Fact Not Fiction' June 2017
Dietitian's urge South Africans to 'Eat Fact Not Fiction' June 2017

‘Eat Fact Not Fiction' is the theme of Dietitian's Week 2017, held from 12-16 June, highlighting the important role of dietitians who are able to interpret nutrition science and dietary guidelines in order to customise nutrition advice...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Jun 2017

Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017
Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017

The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...

Issued by Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017

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...

20 May 2017

Four myths about diabetes debunked
Four myths about diabetes debunked

Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes...

By Claire Rostron 12 May 2017

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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