non communicable diseases

 
This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it
This disposable piece of technology might save your life – if you can afford it
Jane Makhubu wakes up from a restless sleep. Her husband Jerry complained about not feeling well the night before and she is worried.
Why life with this common condition can be an emotional rollercoaster
Why life with this common condition can be an emotional rollercoaster
Every morning for the past 28 years Ihsaan Moola, 62, has gotten out of bed, dressed and injected himself with the first of several daily life-saving insulin jabs before sitting down at the breakfast table....
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this Easter
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Six ways alcohol can help – and hurt – you this Easter
We have heard drinking is good for your heart. We have heard it may even protect you against diabetes. But we also know that alcohol is a major...
Focus on noncontagious diseases
Focus on noncontagious diseases
Noncommunicable diseases are often described as lifestyle diseases because they are associated with the excesses of an ageing or privileged...
#Budget2017: A sugar tax can yield a R4bn sweetener for good health
#Budget2017: A sugar tax can yield a R4bn sweetener for good health
Taxing sugar could bring the government about R4-billion in revenue, says the treasury’s deputy director general, Ismail Momoniat.
Is the anti-sugar tax lobby taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook?
Is the anti-sugar tax lobby taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook?
When it comes to the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, researchers warn consumers to be cautious about misinformation campaigns that could...
Doctors must be taught how to be better counsellors on lifestyle choices
Doctors must be taught how to be better counsellors on lifestyle choices
They are also likely to die early. More than most, they need counselling on how to change their behaviour. This is important because it can ensure...
Longer lives put strain on NHI plans
Longer lives put strain on NHI plans
Infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis are no longer South Africa's only major problem. According to health experts, the country now...
Lifestyle diseases threaten NHI
Lifestyle diseases threaten NHI
National health director general Precious Matsoso has warned that the current rate of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart-related...
In Africa prevention is far cheaper than cure
In Africa prevention is far cheaper than cure
Two new reports have revealed the cost of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, estimating that they cause economic losses of nearly...
[From our archives] 'I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent'
[From our archives] 'I saw the world through the blurry lens of an oxygen tent'
When Michael Engelbrecht* (39) from Port Elizabeth visited a pulmonologist three years ago, the physician asked him when he'd started smoking.

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