While HIV and tuberculosis are hitting the headlines daily, thousands are quietly dying of lifestyle diseases, many which can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early.
Babies who are exposed to mom's diabetes and obesity while in the womb are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in adolescence, according to new research. To prevent youth-onset type 2 diabetes, we may need to take a life course approach, targeting, in addition to childhood obesity, the increasing number of women with pregnancies complicated by obesity and diabetes, researchers conclude.
About three million South African have diabetes and an estimated three million people living with diabetes remain undiagnosed, the International Diabetes Foundation said on Monday.
A pharmaceutical company has donated three Gila monsters to the Tygerberg Zoo near Cape Town to honour the advancements in diabetes care made possible by these lizards.
A class of drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes may double the risk of heart failure, according to a new analysis by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.
CAPE TOWN: Are you suffering from Type 1 diabetes? You better watch that weight around your waist. Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, have found that adults with Type 1 diabetes who are obese, especially those who carry excess weight around the waist, are at an increased risk of developing kidney disease.
PARIS For every four adults in the world who are malnourished five more are overweight, 30% of them clinically obese, according to the World Health Organization.
Itsoseng - The North West government has embarked on a campaign to encourage people to embrace healthy lifestyles.