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Proven Probiotics launches in South Africa
Proven Probiotics launches in South Africa

The world's most respected producers of probiotics, ProVen, is now available in South Africa! ProVen Probiotics are a revolutionary new range of probiotics products designed to suit everyone...

Issued by ProVen Probiotics 5 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Duo of health ads, take a bow

The Onion goes to Windhoek Lager, for relying on automatic 'programmatic' digital advertising, which damages the brand...

By Brendan Seery 16 Jul 2019

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Africa needs to up its research game to fight non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases are the current leading cause of death worldwide. And the burden is increasingly shifting from developed to developing countries...

By Andre Pascal Kengne, Elvis Banboye Kidzeru & Muki Shey 19 Jun 2019

The links between stress, digestion and nutrition
The links between stress, digestion and nutrition

Stress, as an appropriate response to a real danger, is an evolutionary life-saver...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 14 Jun 2019

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Chronic diseases and their impact on the economy

By 2030, the proportion of total global deaths due to chronic lifestyle diseases - such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity - is expected to increase to 70% and the global burden of disease to 56%...

5 Jun 2019

Dietitians do much more than you think
Dietitians do much more than you think

The careers of dietitians are way more diverse than many think. The typical assumption is that a dietitian is a nutritional health professional available through private practice to those who need and can afford weight loss expertise...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Jun 2019

We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found
We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa's rate is the rapid growth of the country's commercial food industry...

By Karen Hofman and Nicola Christofides 30 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

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Corporations are funding health and nutrition research -- here's why you should be worried

For the health-conscious consumer, it's hard to keep up with the dizzying array of products on offer...

By Sarah Steele & Lejla Sarcevic 15 May 2019

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WHO report: 630-million years of healthy life lost in Africa

Nearly 630-million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) 47 member states in Africa...

28 Mar 2019

What SA dietitians say about the planetary health diet
What SA dietitians say about the planetary health diet

For the first time in human history there is a proposal on the table that all the world's people follow the same diet...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 19 Mar 2019

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Salt is bad for you: but how it affects your body is still frontier science

Research has shown that excess salt intake is harmful to people's health. It can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke...

By Alta Schutte & Michél Strauss 15 Mar 2019

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Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

By Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of play
Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of play

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announced in his Budget Speech that the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) - aka sugar tax - will be hiked from 2,1 cents to 2,21 cents per gram of sugar per 100ml...

By Elly Irving 25 Feb 2019

Will innovative trends help to further boost SA's vitamins industry?
Will innovative trends help to further boost SA's vitamins industry?

As the lifestyle of individuals become increasingly busy, many are seeking more efficient ways to remain fit and healthy, while also boosting their energy levels...

Issued by Insight Survey 18 Feb 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

What is a medical weight loss plan?
What is a medical weight loss plan?

Find out exactly what a medical weight loss plan is and how it is superior to other diets when it comes to your health and maintaining weight loss with the help of weight loss doctors...

Issued by Slender Wonder 11 Feb 2019

Brothers in arms for a healthier life
Brothers in arms for a healthier life

Brand brothers complete one of SA's toughest hikes after struggle with weight loss...

Issued by Slender Wonder 30 Jan 2019

Why citrus essential oil sees growing demand in food, beverage sector
Why citrus essential oil sees growing demand in food, beverage sector

According to a study by Fact.MR, citrus essential oil sales increased by over 3,000 tonnes in 2018 over 2017.

24 Jan 2019

10 biggest threats to global health
10 biggest threats to global health

The World Health Organisation's new five-year strategic plan - the 13th General Programme of Work tackles multiple global health challenges...

15 Jan 2019

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Growing demand for avocado extract to improve sales in 2019

Along with the health benefits, edible oil consumption and application in food and beverage and cosmetics industries, are just a few of the important fillips responsible for the rising consumption of avocado oil...

4 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Stress, booze and late nights pack on pounds - report
Stress, booze and late nights pack on pounds - report

Persistent stress is directly linked to overeating, lack of sleep, reduced exercising and increased alcohol intake - all contributing to weight gain, research shows...

Issued by Leap Communications 11 Dec 2018

World Diabetes Day 14 November - Preventing diabetes - key to a longer and better life
World Diabetes Day 14 November - Preventing diabetes - key to a longer and better life

The prevalence of diabetes in adults is increasing worldwide, and it is predicted that by 2040, this condition will become one of the leading causes of death in South Africa...

By Douglas Craythorne, Issued by Cipla 16 Nov 2018

How losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your health
How losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your health

Discover the ways in which even a small amount of medical weight loss can make a significant difference to the multiple health conditions associated with being overweight...

Issued by Slender Wonder 12 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The connection between weight loss and fertility
The connection between weight loss and fertility

Multiple studies have found that there is a correlation between weight loss and fertility. But how does it work?...

Issued by Slender Wonder 19 Oct 2018

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