Taxing junk.
Food / Opinion

Taxing junk.

The increasing girth of the human population has caused a sharp increase in the number of obesity cases worldwide. It has also feulled the cases of Type 2 diabetes worldwide. The question is should governments  intervene to curb this disturbing trend? According to WHO, the global obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980. In … Continue reading

Food / Health / Lifestyle / Nutrition / Research

Do you know what’s healthy?

The Science Expo at local schools in Grahamstown this year gave space to a range of stimulating and smart young people showcasing excellent research and learning in the science field. Eleanor Amner, a grade 7 student from Victory Primary, stood out for her keen research in debunking some of society’s nutrition myths. Amner received a silver … Continue reading

Prevention and Management
Diseases / Food / Health

Prevention and Management

Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) released a Global Action Plan for the prevention and management of the world’s most common diseases (NCDs): Cardiovascular diseases Cancers Respiratory diseases Diabetes NCD stands for noncommunicable diseases. These are chronic diseases that are non-infectious and cannot be passed from person to person. They result in long-term … Continue reading

Back to basics
Food / Lifestyle / Research

Back to basics

Cleopatra used milk and honey in her baths, the Geisha of ancient Japan used rice for flawless skin and turmeric was often used in India. Women of ancient times didn’t have the benefit of popping into Clicks for their beauty products- they relied on the natural ingredients around them to feel pampered. Some of these … Continue reading