Tuberculosis (TB), followed by HIV, remain the leading killers of South African youth, according to Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) latest report on death and sickness among young people released yesterday (Monday)
Burns survivors have new hope after a Stellenbosch doctor performed the first successful skin culture transplant using skin “grown” with a novel technique that cost a fraction of the price of other skin culturing procedures.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has urged South Africans to check their blood pressure readings and follow a healthy diet – but poverty and the high food prices put a healthy diet out of reach of many people in the country.
Parents raising children on the low carbohydrate, high fat Banting diet may be exposing kids to health risks, including nutritional deficiencies, gall bladder problems, kidney stones and even heart problems.
Food is a big issue in South Africa – we’re the fattest country in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the 20 fattest countries in the world. At the same time, one in every four South Africans regularly go hungry