Tears stream uncontrollably down *Samantha Benjamin’s cheeks as she cradles her four-month-old daughter *Francis in her lap.
“I know that it is because I was lazy that my child is HIV positive,” she mumbles softly. ” I blame myself.”
The infant bundled in a starry yellow fleece blanket is her fourth child and her “surprise baby”.Read more
Sugar may become the new sweet and sour of the food industry.
And soon consumers may have to pay a tax on nature’s sweet temptation.
A recent study conducted by the University of the Witwatersrand shows that a 20% sugar tax, as suggested by the department of health, on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) could reduce obesity in adults.
Sugar-sweetened beverages include fizzy drinks (cold drinks) and sweetened juices.Read more
The city of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents.
Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape’s department of health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has rolled out a number of anti-retroviral (ARV) clubs at treatment facilities across the city.Read more
About 70% of people in gauteng are happy, according to the quality of life survey released yesterday.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has accepted the findings of the survey, saying, “The 2013 GCRO quality of life survey has been thorough and we welcome the findings. They show us challenges we need to focus on.”Read more