Updated 05 May 2016

Action point


You probably know that eating too much salt is bad for your blood pressure but new research suggests it can be bad for your joints too.

High salt intake is known to cause inflammation and has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The easiest way to reduce your salt intake is to avoid eating fast food on a regular basis.

Read up on the various symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis


Live healthier

Your hearing »

Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing

Healthy eating may protect your hearing

Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss.

Quit smoking »

Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke

This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey

After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.