Moderate Wine Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes

17 October 2019. A meta analysis of research found wine may help diabetes sufferers by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Read more…


Genetically Modified Chickens Lay Eggs Containing Anti-Cancer Drug

29 January 2019 – Researchers spliced a human gene into the animals’ DNA. Read more…


South African fruit and veg found in Gauteng province could be dangerous

12 November 2018 – Apples, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peaches, pears, plums, spinach, strawberries, table grapes and tomatoes found at produce markets in the South African province of Gauteng have all tested positive for endocrine-disruptive chemicals. Read more…


The Massive Project That’s Building a ‘Google Earth for Human Health’

31 October 2018 – In the medical study Hall of Fame, the Framingham Heart Study takes the throne. An ongoing project that’s spanned three generations and almost 70 years, the Heart study was an early attempt to track factors and behaviors that increase heart disease risks. Find and eliminate the culprits, lower a population’s chances of dying from a failing heart. Read more…


Health Watch: Consistent, Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

4 October 2018 – Studies have shown that it’s not just the amount of alcohol we drink that influences our heart health, but also how frequently we drink it. And a recent meta-analysis on the relationship between alcohol and coronary heart disease (CHD) supports this claim, finding that those who consumed alcohol in moderation on a consistent basis were least likely to suffer a heart attack. Read more…


Health News

2 August 2018 – Moderate alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of dementia. Read more…


Are healthier lifestyles driving SA’s fruit juice industry?

20 June 2018 -The fruit juice industry is currently in a relatively healthy state, both locally and globally, with many opportunities presenting themselves for manufacturers and producers despite the challenges within the industry. Read more…


Alcohol Intake (In Moderation) Is Actually Good For You

26 May 2018 – Moderate drinking can help to reduce your risk of Type-2 diabetes and alcohol is associated with longevity. Read more…


Chasing zero: What will it take to improve food safety standards in SA?

15 May 2918 – The recent Listeria outbreak, which claimed over 180 lives, has been a major eye opener for South Africans and has resulted in consumers not just questioning food safety standards, but insisting on a zero-tolerance approach to bacterial contamination and exposure. Read more…


Wine experts warn of growing anti-alcohol sentiment and aging boomers

1 May 2018 – The industry has been riding on the “wine is good for you” trend since the early 1990s, but “negative” press about alcohol is growing. Read more…