Dr Tendai Zuze Health Matters MALARIA is a disease caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It kills an estimated one million people each year worldwide and hundreds locally. Because of the recent rains, there is an expected upsurge in the cases of malaria we will see.
Dr Mazvita Machinga DISASTERS and crisis happen every day in our lives and in our communities. When these happen, there are upsetting to everyone involved regardless of age and colour. Disasters come in different forms, shapes and sizes. In Zimbabwe, there are natural disasters such as fires, floods and lightning which can traumatise the people affected.
Dr Tendai Zuze NOW that we are officially in the festive season, a lot of people will be drinking a lot of alcohol. An unfortunate consequence of excessive alcohol is alcohol poisoning which is a few levels beyond usual drunkenness. You should suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning when they have confusion, vomiting, convulsions, slow […]
Catherine Murombedzi WHEN tuberculosis (TB) sets in a person for the second time, treatment mode is changed from tablets to a combination of tablets and injections. This is done to offer a more effective treatment regimen to the patient as using the first line medication will render treatment ineffective. The main tablets used in Zimbabwe […]
Tendai Zuze THANK you to all those who walked in the “fun walk” last Saturday and to everyone who participated otherwise. Walking cannot only be fun, it is one of the easiest and most useful forms of physical exercise.
Dr Mazvita Machinga AS Zimbabweans join the world in commemorating 16 days of activism against Gender-based violence (GBV), the question is what are you doing? What actions are you taking as individuals, families and communities to stop GBV from occurring?
Dr Tendai Zuze WORLD Aids Day is a day meant to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, call for action in the national response to HIV and Aids and celebrate successes which have been achieved in accessing HIV and Aids prevention and management services.
Dr Tendai Zuze THE world, Zimbabwe included, is now faced with the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Dr Tendai Zuze Tuesday 14 November was World Diabetes Day which is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign meant to draw attention to the new global scourge that is diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolises glucose, your body’s main source of fuel.