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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

Diabetes is a growing public health burden. Ververidis Vasilis/Shutterstock
We're on the hunt for novel ways to assess the risk of type 2 diabetesArticle

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by elevated blood glucose levels. This can cause complications that lead to damage to the kidneys, nerves, and the retina in eyes...

Cecil Jack Weale 14 Apr 2021

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

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...

Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

How one South African employer helped its staff get healthier and why it's worth doing
How one South African employer helped its staff get healthier and why it's worth doingArticle

The workplace can make a big contribution to reducing their employees' risk of non-communicable diseases through relatively inexpensive adjustments to the work environment...

Darcelle Schouw and Bob Mash 29 Jan 2021

What you need to know about dementia and diabetes
What you need to know about dementia and diabetesArticle

While there is no proven direct link between diabetes being a direct causal factor of dementia, the number of type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising...

Issued by Livewell 29 Jan 2021

UCT doctoral candidates win L'Oréal-Unesco award
UCT doctoral candidates win L'Oréal-Unesco awardArticle

Doaa Ali and Tsaone Tamuhla, two University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidates, are recipients of the L'Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional programme Young Talent Awards...

11 Dec 2020

Nurses are the backbone of the health system. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
Diabetes prevention and care needs more nurses with extra training and supportArticle

As the world grapples with Covid-19, a quieter and even more ferocious pandemic ravages the globe. Type 2 diabetes rates continue to soar internationally, linked to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, excessive sugary drink consumption, being sedentary, stress and smoking...

Sundeep Ruder 16 Nov 2020

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Diabetes is a ticking time bomb in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition that affects the lives and well-being of individuals, families, and societies globally. It is characterised by excess levels of sugar in the blood...

Chinwe Juliana Iwu-Jaja, Andre Pascal Kengne & Charles Shey Wiysonge 13 Nov 2020

Magnesium and vitamin B may help attain and maintain peak performance...
Magnesium and vitamin B may help attain and maintain peak performance...Article

You probably already know that living an active life is important to staying healthy. But did you know magnesium and vitamin B can assist in keeping our bodies fit?...

Issued by Bioplus Vit-ality 12 Nov 2020

What you need to know about managing diabetes in the family
What you need to know about managing diabetes in the familyArticle

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

Sasko Low GI range with added ingredients and care just in time for summer!
Sasko Low GI range with added ingredients and care just in time for summer!Article

Health enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that Sasko has a Low GI range in five delicious flavours that are packed with vitamins, minerals and high fibre just in time for summer...

Issued by Black River Football Club 21 Oct 2020

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

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

The ins and outs of travel to SA during the pandemic
The ins and outs of travel to SA during the pandemicArticle

South Africa is ready to welcome back international travellers to its shores. Yet, considering the country's strict coronavirus controls, don't expect all plain sailing when you visit...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 9 Oct 2020

Good nutrition for good immunity
Good nutrition for good immunityArticle

The global pandemic has highlighted many fault-lines across society, and in our current state of ongoing disruption, it also presents us with unique opportunities to make changes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 8 Oct 2020

Nutrition in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
Nutrition in the context of the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges of food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition that existed prior to the outbreak, but which are now affecting more individuals and households...

Issued by University of the Free State 28 Sep 2020

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Weekly injection could treat type 2 diabetes, new enzyme discovery suggestsArticle

A newly discovered protein produced by the liver, and which helps to control blood sugar levels, could potentially revolutionise treatment for type 2 diabetes...

Magdalene Montgomery & Matthew Watt 4 Sep 2020

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour
How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favourArticle

Diet-related diseases are major public health problems in SA. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues...

Gary Sacks, Eric Crosbie and Melissa Mialon 30 Jul 2020

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South Africans must be healthier for universal healthcare to succeedArticle

Achieving a healthy population isn't easy for any country - rich or poor. One of the approaches that's gained traction over the past two decades is preventative care through health promotion...

Jane Simmonds & Charles Parry 8 Jul 2020

Call for action to address malnutrition in all its forms
Call for action to address malnutrition in all its formsArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised the importance of food security and nutritional wellbeing for all South Africans and has exposed the vulnerability and weaknesses of our food systems. In view of this, we call on the government to address malnutrition in all its forms...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 17 Jun 2020

The World Health Organisation has suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in a global drug trial. George Frey/AFP via Getty Images
Why it's vital to look beyond the hype about repurposed malaria drugsArticle

There are many examples in history of drugs that have been repurposed for different diseases. One such drug is chloroquine, which was and is still used for malarial treatment. It has been repurposed as an anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and, most recently, as an anti-viral drug...

Marguerite Blignaut 8 Jun 2020

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6 ways to speed up the UN's health SDGs in AfricaArticle

In the last 20 years, there have been several extraordinary gains in addressing critical health challenges, from reducing maternal and child mortality by 45% and 58% respectively to decreasing new HIV infections by 40%...

Mathieu Lamiaux 7 Jan 2020

10% weight loss may reverse diabetes - research
10% weight loss may reverse diabetes - researchArticle

A 10% weight loss may reverse type 2 diabetes and keeping the weight off may dramatically improve health and stabilise cardiometabolic risk factors, according to new research...

Issued by Leap Communications 25 Oct 2019

Winners of the 2018/19 Science Oscars
Winners of the 2018/19 Science OscarsArticle

The NSTF-South32 Awards - known as the 'Science Oscars' - were held at a prestigious gala dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 27 June 2019...

3 Jul 2019

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Alzheimer's disease not linked to type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure - new studyArticle

If you want to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, there is no end of advice on the internet telling you how to do it...

Elisabet Englund & Keivan Javanshiri 26 Jun 2019

Drug reduces kidney failure in diabetics
Drug reduces kidney failure in diabeticsArticle

Canagliflozin, a drug approved to lower glucose levels in diabetic patients, can slow the progression of kidney disease, according to a study co-authored by a Stanford Medicine researcher.

16 Apr 2019

Why sleep-deprived employees are costing the country billions
Why sleep-deprived employees are costing the country billionsArticle

South Africans need more sleep. Sleep-deprived employees are at higher risk of life-threatening chronic illness and disability, more likely to cause workplace accidents, less productive and more absent - adding up to an economic liability in the billions...

25 Feb 2019

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited
Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limitedArticle

There is increasing concern about the number of time children and adolescents are spending on recreational screen time. There's also increasing controversy over whether or not screen time is actually harmful...

1 Feb 2019

Physician, heal thyself
Physician, heal thyselfArticle

The stress, pressure and long hours that most medical practitioners are exposed on a daily basis does increase the risk to their health...

30 Dec 2018

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Those designer babies everyone is freaking out about - it's not likely to happenArticle

When Adam Nash was still an embryo, living in a dish in the lab, scientists tested his DNA to make sure it was free of Fanconi anemia...

A Cecile JW Janssens 14 Dec 2018

Jose Fernando Arevalo
Cancer drug offers more affordable treatment for diabetic retinopathyArticle

Treatment for diabetic retinopathy can be expensive, especially in low and middle-income countries such as South Africa...

12 Dec 2018

World Diabetes Day 14 November - Preventing diabetes - key to a longer and better life
World Diabetes Day 14 November - Preventing diabetes - key to a longer and better lifeArticle

The prevalence of diabetes in adults is increasing worldwide, and it is predicted that by 2040, this condition will become one of the leading causes of death in South Africa...

Douglas Craythorne, Issued by Cipla 14 Nov 2018

Keeping tabs on genetically modified crops
Keeping tabs on genetically modified cropsArticle

"Improving the nutritional quality of sorghum and pearl millet is important, but it is equally vital to determine whether altering the composition of these cereals may lead to unforeseen and/or undesirable consequences that may not be immediately obvious..."

Dr Alec Basson 7 Jun 2018

New Low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix launched by Albany Bakeries
New Low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix launched by Albany BakeriesArticle

A new low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix, suitable for the health-conscious, and for those who want to manage their blood sugar levels and control body weight, when eaten as part of a balanced diet, has been launched by Albany Bakeries...

30 Apr 2018

How innovation can contribute to food and nutrition security
How innovation can contribute to food and nutrition securityArticle

"We hope to produce so-called smart foods with extra health benefits that are safe, marketable, affordable, ready to eat and trendsetting."

Mologadi Makwela 3 Apr 2018

The big four - know your numbers
The big four - know your numbersArticle

If you look at the exponential growth of chronic lifestyle diseases then it is not difficult to understand why Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, maintains chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are putting a huge strain on the country's health care system...

Issued by Bonitas 26 Feb 2018

Putting money where the mouth is - sugar, public health and the advertising industry
Putting money where the mouth is - sugar, public health and the advertising industryArticle

Changing behaviour is difficult - particularly amidst million-dollar advertising onslaughts...

Deborah Minors 18 Jan 2018

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us
Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to usArticle

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

Jim Sallis 11 Jan 2018

FCB Health Global Healthcare Network of the Year
Winners of 2017 Global Awards announcedArticle

The Global Awards announced the 2017 award-winners at their annual award celebration taking place at the New York Academy of Sciences in lower Manhattan...

21 Nov 2017

Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November
Women and diabetes in the spotlight this NovemberArticle

Globally, diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women, resulting in 2.1 million deaths each year. Currently, more than 199 million women are living with diabetes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 14 Nov 2017

Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimal
Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimalArticle

Statistics from the International Diabetes Federation's 2015 update show that the total number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to increase by 20 million in 2040, bringing the total to 34.2 million diabetic patients on the continent...

Issued by AstraZeneca 13 Nov 2017

Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city
Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest cityArticle

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables...

13 Oct 2017

National Nutrition Week: Rethink your drink - choose water!
National Nutrition Week: Rethink your drink - choose water!Article

Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. Yet, many of us have lost touch with water...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Oct 2017

Gestational diabetes a very real threat
Gestational diabetes a very real threatArticle

Gestational diabetes affects about one in seven births globally, and may persist as type 2 diabetes or ‘pre-diabetes', or resolve completely when the pregnancy is over...

31 Aug 2017

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Study finds large number of South Africans happy to be overweightArticle

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

Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum
Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forumArticle

The 19th CDE Postgraduate Forum in Diabetes Management will be taking place from 11 - 13 August 2017 at Emperors Palace and Convention Centre, Johannesburg...

3 Aug 2017

Grant Newton, CEO of the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes is potentially the fastest growing health crisis of our timeArticle

Although diabetes is a global problem, it has a local epicentre....

23 Jun 2017

Cannes Lions' Healthcare agency of the year: Area23, New York.
#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!Article

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud...

17 Jun 2017

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