Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.

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Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.

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Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

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Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

Anti-vaxxers & the return of measles: Is SA immune?

Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

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Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.

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Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.

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SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

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SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.

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