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LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Sugar tax debate produces no clear winners

A US study signals that public awareness may be more effective than taxation in persuading people to regulate their sugar intake, writes Simon Barber

Poor diet causes more disease than inactivity, smoking and alcohol

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Sasha Stevenson asks why are South Africans are buckling under our own weight and the weight of noncommunicable diseases, such as silent killer diabetes

Experts appointed to assist with probe into death of 36 psychiatric patients

Gauteng infrastructure development MEC Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: SOWETAN

The patients died after Gauteng’s health department transferred them to the care of NGOs after terminating its contract with healthcare provider Life Esidimeni

Higher prices across SA are a key part of Western Cape’s alcohol policy

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The province’s green paper says making alcohol less affordable is a proven way to combat abuse, especially among the young and poor, but an addiction expert disagrees

Zokufa appointed to head Council for Medical Schemes

Humphrey Zokufa. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

The development may raise some eyebrows as BHF chairman Humphrey Zokufa moves from player to referee


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