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  • Mbare Typhoid Outbreak, Human Waste Found in Community Borehole

    November 1, 2017 11:01 PM 17

    Staff Reporter | Water engineers in the City of Harare have closed down a community borehole in Matapi and Chishawasha flats in Mbare on discovery of mass contamination of underground water by human waste from the flats. The closure of the borehole which has been the main source of water for the over populated area means that the community at the flats

  • Government issues Malaria warning for Limpopo and Mpumalanga

    November 1, 2017 9:04 AM 23

    All travellers to malaria risk areas must take precautions to prevent mosquito bites, and medication to prevent malaria should be highly considered. In a statement released by the national department of health, it says high numbers of malaria cases are being reported in Vhembe and Mopani, which are considered malaria transmission areas, Review Online

  • Bulawayo Residents Flee HIV Results

    November 1, 2017 7:31 AM 16

    By Staff Reporter-At least 18% of people who were tested for HIV in Bulawayo did not turn up for their results, National AIDS Council has said. According to the NAC’s second quarter report, 6 322 people tested positive and 5 154 of them have been initiated on anti-retroviral medication. From January to June this year, NAC said 67 618 people tested for HIV in the whole

  • Outbreak Of The Plague Sparks Concern

    October 30, 2017 6:37 AM 24

    The Black Death killed approximately 25 million people in Medieval Europe, and now it appears as though the Plague is making a resurgence. According to news.com.au, warnings have been issued to nine countries in south-east Africa this week following an outbreak of the plague. At least 1300 people have been infected from the recent outbreak, which is believed

  • Harare cuts water amid typhoid outbreak

    October 25, 2017 11:02 PM 29

    A HEALTH disaster could be on the horizon in Harare following the announcement by the city authorities that there will be water supply interruption in the western suburbs. The disruption in water supplies comes amid a confirmed outbreak of typhoid at Mbare Matapi area where 17 people are currently receiving treatment. Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have been caused

  • Type 3 Diabetes: Scientists Discover Entirely New Form of Disease—And It's Being Misdiagnosed

    October 25, 2017 10:08 AM 12

    Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c. Type 1 diabetes is where the body’s immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It usually starts in childhood or early adulthood and almost always needs insulin treatment. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas

  • Polio: Optimism as Nigeria edges towards elimination

    October 24, 2017 5:01 PM 26

    With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. Currently the Wild Polio Virus, WPV, is circulating in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. A country is regarded as polio free or non-endemic if no cases have been detected

  • Eating Mushrooms for Breakfast May Keep You Full for Longer

    October 21, 2017 8:17 AM 32

    Isn't a mushroom and cheese stuffed omelette the best way to start your day? You may not think so but science does. A new study, published in the Journal Appetite, eating mushrooms for breakfast keeps you full for longer and may result in less hunger through the day as compared to having meat for breakfast. According to Joanne Slavin, professor at the University

  • Extra stocks of flu jab ordered amid fears of winter epidemic

    October 15, 2017 1:30 AM 34

    Some 850,000 doses of the vaccine have been purchased - the same number as last year. However, a "contingency" supply of 100,000 doses have also been bought which the Executive "expect to draw down." A new report from the NHS in the UK found pensioners who had the jab - fared no better than those who did not - last year. The findings also point out that the vaccine

  • I don't look like I have cancer, but I've had to learn to live with this incurable disease

    October 13, 2017 12:12 AM 7

    I will never forget the words from the oncologist when I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. "We can put out the flames but it will always smoulder," the doctor said. "You will learn to live with cancer. You will have to overcome the stigma of cancer." For a start, being diagnosed with breast cancer was a shock. It took me days to digest