Women gain weight when job demands are high

Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in...

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Fasting can improve overall health: study

Protects against aging-associated diseases

Eating more fibre linked to reduced NCD-risk

People consuming high levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have lower risk of all cause and cardiovascular mortality and incidence of common non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase chronic kidney disease risk

Odds of CKD increased with beverage pattern consisting of higher intake of sweetened soda, fruit drinks, water

ASAIPA update…

New SA Medical Association chair DR ANGELIQUE COETZEE: ‘Getting SAMA back...

The next three years will, without a doubt, be among the most challenging for all the major players across the South African healthcare landscape. Newly-elected SA...

High cholesterol levels after Christmas

Cholesterol levels high in Denmark after Christmas

Longer breastfeeding key to slimmer waist, lower CVD risk

Breastfeeding duration, researchers suggest, may be important to consider when studying long-term maternal cardiovascular, metabolic health

Significance of continued traditional medicine use in region confirmed

Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite modern medicine

Influenza hospitalization more likely in underweight, obese

Doctors should consider body mass index when deciding on treatment course

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Growth of micro-preemies improved with reduction of variation in feeding practices

Standardising feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm...

Association found between IBD, prostate cancer risk

Inflammatory bowel disease associated with nearly 5-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, study finds

A third of hospitalised adolescents with life-threatening anorexia are not thin

  Health workers are being urged to closely monitor adolescents losing weight after a study of patients with anorexia nervosa found 31% had all the cognitive features...

Ultrasound of shoulder muscle may help diagnose Type 2 diabetes

Echogenic-appearing deltoid muscle appears to be powerful predictor of diabetic status

Weight history will help determine risk of early death

Findings indicate that yo-yoing weight is not beneficial, losing weight slowly is preferable to dropping it rapidly