Think green healthcare

Globally, about 5.2 million people, including 4 million children die annually from waste-related diseases. Greenpeace describes PVC as the ‘poison…

FDA-approved weight-loss drugs: how do they measure up?

As global waistlines expand, the demand for weight-loss drugs follows suit. While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has…

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EDCs and their impact on your health

According to Plastic Europe, 355 tons of plastic was produced globally in 2016, compared to 1.5 tons in 1950. Globally,…

Treating patients with the future in mind

VIDEO CPD: We are exposed to multiple potentially hazardous environmental contaminants on a daily basis, which negatively impact our health…

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Weight loss medicines: the best and the worst

Some obese patients don’t respond at all to treatments involving diet and exercise and for them, anti-obesity medicines are a…

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Weight: Risk of gain and benefit of loss

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering from obesity and overweight, with an attendant rise in chronic conditions such as…

Metabolic surgery can have many health benefits

Many South Africans have the misconception that metabolic surgery is done purely to achieve weight loss for cosmetic reasons.

The obese patient: health risks and medical options

Obesity is a global health problem. The obesity epidemic has been growing in developed nations, and has spread to developing…

Weighing in on metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other…