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This Article was originally written for Bhekisisa By:  KEILA GUIMARÃES     Stella Ngubenkomo was 11 when she was diagnosed with a lifelong heart condition called rheumatic heart disease. The condition can start as a simple strep throat infection but, without treatment, it can damage the heart and eventually may lead to heart failure, according…

Tobacco use is a threat to any person, regardless of gender, age, and race, cultural or educational background that causes over 18 types of cancer, and accounts for over 20% of cancer deaths worldwide. CANSA advocates stopping the use of any and all tobacco products. Tobacco can be found in many forms, and all tobacco…

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…

The Take Heart Ation toolkit with support of the Aspen Foundation. The toolkit has been offered free to use online. It is also completely compatible with mobile and pc browsers for all users.  The Action Toolkit Guide is an accompaniment to the film Take Heart: The Quest to Rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease, using real…

STATEMENT OF THE  PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE, FROM LYNN SILVER, MD, MPH, SENIOR ADVISOR, CHRONIC DISEASE AND OBESITY PREVENTION, The Public Health Institute applauds the  sweeping action by voters across the country in  San Francisco, Oakland and Albany  in California and Boulder, Colorado, who successfully took things into their own hands and passed   taxes on sugary drinks,…

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about an opportunity involving the Special Rapporteur on the right to food. Special Rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme. The Special Rapporteur  on the right to food will be focusing her next report to the UN General Assembly on the topic…

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