Fitness and health 11.11.2016 04:55 pm

Prevalence of diabetes is expected to be on the rise

World Diabetes Day was started in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threats posed by diabetes.

As November 14 marks World Diabetes Day, the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) says nearly five million people in South Africa are possibly living with diabetes.

Prevalence of diabetes is expected to be on the rise
Prevalence of diabetes is expected to be on the rise

Prevalence of diabetes is expected to be on the rise

World Diabetes Day was started in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threats posed by diabetes.

High five to a bright future
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High five to a bright future

This year, for Global Handwashing Day, Unilever and Lifebuoy celebrated the life-saving habit of handwashing with children and parents at M.C. Weiler Primary School in Alexandra.
Antibiotics side-effects could be hazardous
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Antibiotics side-effects could be hazardous

Antibiotics are considered the keystone of modern medicine, but their excessive use continues to generate unwanted side-effects.
SA launches world’s first Vagina Varsity
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SA launches world’s first Vagina Varsity

The Vagina Varsity course gets people comfortable about not just saying the V-word, but dispelling all the myths that surround it.
Breast changes that should worry you
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Breast changes that should worry you

It is recommended that one gets a clinical breast exam every one to three years starting at the age of 20.
Sugar tax could have ‘dire consequences’ – Sasa
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Sugar tax could have ‘dire consequences’ – Sasa

The South African Sugar Association believes that a lot of emphasis has been put on what people eat, rather than whether people exercise.
Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer
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Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer

With breast cancer awareness month kick-starting this week, Dr Dulcy will be focusing on this dreaded disease over the next few weeks. Here she talks about detection.
Spring into Summer with healthy lifestyle tips
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Spring into Summer with healthy lifestyle tips

Whether you’re trying to quit smoking, or trying to understand the difference between grain-free and gluten-free, the Dis-Chem Healthy Living supplement will answer all your questions around health.
Type 2 diabetes linked to long naps
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Type 2 diabetes linked to long naps

Without treatment, the disease can lead to blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure, heart disease and premature death.
SA women at higher risk of heart disease
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SA women at higher risk of heart disease

Approximately 6.3 million South Africans are living with high blood pressure, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mechanical hearts set to replace donor hearts
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Mechanical hearts set to replace donor hearts

Mechanical heart implantation is likely to totally replace donor heart transplants within the next 10 to 15 years.
Dr Dulcy on what to do when Hay Fever hits
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Dr Dulcy on what to do when Hay Fever hits

Hay Fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats and dogs, Dr Dulcy writes.

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