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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

New scholarship to support doctors' certification in Lifestyle Medicine

Infinite Foods is launching a new scholarship programme to support medical practitioners in Africa to be certified in Lifestyle Medicine...

1 Apr 2021

Are tailored supplements best suited to meet SA's market needs?

The South African Supplements Market Report 2021 provides a dynamic synthesis of industry research, examining the local and global supplements industry from a uniquely holistic perspective...

Issued by Insight Survey 17 Mar 2021

South Africa needs to change direction on maternal health to solve child malnutrition

When we think about nurturing healthy children, we need to adopt a life course approach to maternal nutrition. In other words, a women's health for the benefit of herself and her child must be prioritised early in life...

By Chantell Witten & Shane Norris 9 Mar 2021

Why 'eat less, move more' is not obesity's silver bullet

Advising people who are obese to just consume fewer calories while burning more energy is not just doomed to fail but damaging to vulnerable people...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Mar 2021

Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

New to motherhood in Covid-19 times

As with pregnancy, nutrition is a particular focus of postpartum care. New mothers need the support to recover from the rigours of pregnancy and childbirth so that they can cope well with the different challenges presented by infant care...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 11 Feb 2021

The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

Festive season and food in a pandemic year

Three registered dietitians, all spokespeople for ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa), share their advice for a happy, healthy 2020 holiday season for all South Africans...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 10 Dec 2020

What you need to know about managing diabetes in the family

As the rates of Type 2 diabetes continue to rise in South Africa, more and more South African families are meeting the challenges of living with the condition...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Nov 2020

Ins and outs of vitamin C and D in relation to immune-boosting

Vitamin C and vitamin D play important roles in boosting the immune system. Think of your immune system like the military that protects your body against invaders such as viruses and bacteria from coming in..

Issued by Bioplus Vit-ality 4 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Balance blood sugar to think, learn and remember better - study

Controlling blood sugar levels helped improve thinking, learning and memory in overweight people with type 2 diabetes, a new study has found...

Issued by Leap Communications 20 Oct 2020

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