As phase two of national vaccination programme starts today, some elderly citizens are concerned that they will be last in line for the COVID-19 vaccine as they do not know how to register using the online system.
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.
In rural areas, unhealthy food is cheap and accessible while awareness about the dangers is low. That’s why the Healthy Living Alliance is kicking off a campaign in communities and lobbying government for a sugar tax increase.
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.”
Mageu may be an old favourite and sweets may cheer the patient up, but these foods could hinder your loved one’s recovery. Botshabelo District Hospital is concerned about the unhealthy foods families bring for admitted patients. Instead, they advise these healthier alternatives.
World Diabetes Day: People living with diabetes are more vulnerable to Covid-19. Yet, a healthy lifestyle and proper adherence to treatment can bring strength, as this fit and healthy schoolteacher shows.
A preliminary study of Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Africa shows patients with conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma are at far greater risk. What’s more, the focus on the pandemic has disrupted care for these non-communicable diseases.
The nutrition challenges facing South Africa are complex and underpinned by historical and current inequalities, while undernutrition coexists with the rising incidence of obesity and non-communicable diseases, say experts.
Food is fuel, but this concept is relatively new to me. I wasn’t always conscious of what I ate and I would often wolf down food because I was either hungry, bored, or emotional. That was me in 2017, writes Reesha Chibba.