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It is natural for charities, NGOs and healthcare specialists to concentrate on the communicable diseases found in slum dwellings across South Africa and indeed, the world. These include cholera, ebola, HIV/AIDs, and tuberculosis. However, while they are vital, it is also important not to forget that this kind of malnutrition, lack of access to secure…

Dialogue Meetings First pre-Dialogue stakeholder meeting on NCDs and youth during the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) General Assembly, Budva, Montenegro 2-8 March – The International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) hosted a pre-Dialogue caucus meeting on NCDs and youth. The meeting was held during the IFMSA General Assembly that was held…

Scientists who are researching cancer and potential cures have long known the importance of early detection. The sooner cancer is detected, the more treatable it is and the better the outcome. Two scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cape Town have discovered a method for diagnosing cancer earlier. Dr Kevin Naidoo, SA Research…

Let’s Talk about Depression this World Health Day 7th April SADAG joins the Global Conversation World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk”. About 1 in 6 South Africans suffer from Depression – although…

  Food Politics by Marion Nestle.   A group of Canadian health organisations has issued a report on the health and economic impacts of sugary drink consumption, based on research they commissioned… The research predicts dire effects if sugary drink consumption is not curtailed—more than $50 billion in health care costs over the next 25…

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