South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
Research shows that night waking in infancy is associated with behavioural control challenges at three and four years of age.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
If not treated properly, hypertension can lead to strokes, heart attacks or kidney failure.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
More reason for a quiet night.
Enrolling children in in pre-school is essential for their development.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, but now researchers have found that it may be protective in the very old.
Reducing the amount of salt one consumes over the summer holidays is important to maintaining long term health.
Exercising in a winter wonderland.
Most of us know that exercise is good for you in the long run, but there's compelling evidence to show that it helps you right away. Here's why.
Some people with high blood pressure display normal readings when a doctor or nurse takes it.
The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of a heart attack or stroke, but there are many other risk factors too.
New Australian blood-pressure guidelines support a new lower pressure target of 120, but not for everyone.
A bucket of chips contains around 275mg of sodium, which accounts for 16% of an adult’s daily limit.
Around 60% of Australians over the age of two years exceeded the recommended daily maximum intake of salt.
Mobile technology can help people adhere to treatment regimes.
If hypertension patients don't take their medication regularly, they can't control this lifelong disease. Text message communication from clinics can help remind them.
In many rural areas, poor people are suffering from malnutrition, which takes the form of stunting and obesity. To change this, their food environments must change.
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attacks, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease. And in the developing world, it is on the rise.
It's known that Montmorency cherry juice improves sleep, gout symptoms and muscle recovery after exercise. The latest research shows that it can also reduce blood pressure.
School nutrition programmes help reduce the risk of children developing obesity.
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In-school nutrition programmes can reduce the chances of children suffering from childhood obesity.
Sodium chloride – a controversial substance.
It's salt awareness week. so we asked two experts to give their views.
Consistently high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and needs to be treated. But what if your GP's blood pressure readings are wrong?
Residents in Nairobi's urban slums are opting for fast food rather than the healthy alternatives, which is increasing their risk of developing diabetes.