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The Link Between a Healthy Lifestyle and Heart Disease Prevention Heart disease and other non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in seniors, according to Statistics SA. The majority of seniors in South Africa suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease and heart disease ranks among the top 10 causes of death in those under…

          By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Young people with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications from the blood sugar disease than those who have type 1 diabetes, a new study shows. While the researchers found that about three in four teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes had at least one…

Two cycle tours from Gauteng to CPT will be raising important awareness regarding cancer, reducing cancer risk and raising funds for support of cancer patients and loved ones. On the 3rd March 2017, 11 cyclists gathered at the Grasmere Plaza just outside Johannesburg, to kick off the ‘Tour of Light Cycle Tour’ to Cape Town…

  This article and content was originally posted on BizCommunity The new tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can’t stand alone in addressing the problems of obesity and related lifestyle diseases, and must form part of an integrated education plan to change consumer behaviour. In a preview of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s National Budget Speech, where…

The beginning of the year is an especially hard time for many teens. With exam results, their future into adulthood looming and the myriad of stress that comes with being a teenager. SADAG understands this and in the teen suicide prevention week, they along with partners are offering many workshops and tools to help those that…

In Pravin Gordhan’s first budget speech of the 2017 year, there was more clarity made on the SSB Tax waiting in the wings for implementation. It supports the concept of classifying NCDs again as chronic diseases, linking it with disabilities and especially ensuring integration into the NHI district health services. The SANCD Alliance and partners have…

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