Brief exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants early in life can permanently alter fat levels in the blood and liver, raising the risk of liver cancer and heart disease.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.
Global experts warn that excessive screen time increases the risk of obesity, low physical fitness, anxiety and depression.
Scientists have found ways to trick the brain into thinking you're tasting salt.
Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.
A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
New guidelines for high blood pressure lower the numbers to define and diagnose high blood pressure. Here are some things you need to know, including how to make sure you get an accurate reading.
Previously, a person would be diagnosed with high blood pressure if their systolic reading was 140mmHg. But it's recommended this threshold be lowered to 130mmHg, which will do more harm than good.
Childhood trauma impacts women's health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.
Most men, women and children in Canada exceed the tolerable upper limits of salt for their bodies. Consumers need to understand how much salt is too much -- to avoid hypertension and heart disease.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.
Too much refined sugar in your diet is not just a risk factor for obesity and diabetes, it also increases your chances of heart disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.