Prevention of Childhood Obesity should be an Integral Part of Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (Commentary) (Essay)

Prevention of Childhood Obesity should be an Integral Part of Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (Commentary) (Essay)

Diabetes and other major non communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and hypertension are lifestyle disorders. Modernization and industrialization cause lifestyle changes resulting in reduced physical activity, unhealthy changes in dietary habits consisting of intake of calorie-dense, refined sugars and fats and increased stress levels. These changes produce escalating rates of obesity and worsens […]

Epidemiology to Public Health Intervention for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases: The Role of Translational Research (Report)

Epidemiology to Public Health Intervention for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases: The Role of Translational Research (Report)

Introduction Translational research has been characterized as “effective translation of the new knowledge, mechanisms and techniques generated by advances in basic science research into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases which is essential for improving health” (1). A translational researcher has been defined as “someone who takes something from basic research to […]

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Joanne Corrigall, David Coetzee, Neil Cameron Objective. To determine the routine immunisation coverage rates in children aged 12-23 months in the Western Cape.