Increasing rates of obesity among children should be framed as a critical issue, according to global health experts. Addressing overweight and obesity early on could preventing the development of other noncommunicable diseases.
Obesity is a fast growing disease in South Africa, with one in eight children now living with obesity. Poverty and access to processed foods are worsening this non-communicable disease, say experts.
This World Kidney Day, experts explain the links between a person’s risk for kidney cancer and factors including “obesity, high blood pressure, workplace exposure to certain substances and smoking.”
Cansa launches telephonic counselling for patients left frustrated by the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting their treatment and support. Cancer patients are physically and emotionally vulnerable to effects of lockdown.