Dr Zuze Health Matters Everyone, at some point, is bound to catch the common cold. Some people confuse colds with the flu which is usually a more severe illness. Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold itself, and many are nearly as ancient.
Dr Tendai Zuze— Diabetes is a lifelong chronic metabolic disease in which the blood sugar level is high due to the pancreas’ inability to create sufficient insulin in the body or body’s inability to use insulin effectively.
Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent There is still information gap concerning the passing on of the HIV virus today. A person who is on medication and has treatment working well sees the HIV virus getting suppressed to undetectable levels. When the virus is less than 100ml copies per gram, it becomes undetectable.
Matters of Health Dr Tendai Zuze Now that we are in the depths of winter those who have young children will notice an increase in episodes of fever, diarrhoea or vomiting.
Dr Tendai Zuze Health Matters We generally consider arthritis as a disease of grown-ups and traditionally children complaining of achy joints have been dismissed as having ‘growing pains’. It is known, however, that children with joint pain, stiffness, swelling and fatigue may have a serious form of arthritis that requires treatment.
Mental Health Dr Mazvi Machinga Schools are increasingly seen as places where teachers and children are to perform well, but this hinge on both having sound mental health.
Dr Zuze Health Matters Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce it, causing a dangerously low body temperature. When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs can’t work correctly. Left untreated, hypothermia can eventually lead to complete failure of your heart […]
Dr Mazvita MachingaJust a week ago, I was in a queue in a supermarket, and in front of me were three young persons (appear to be in their early 20s). These three were in jovial mood. This made me curious of what was happening to them. I decided to engage them. I noticed that they […]
Health Matters Tendai ZuzeColon cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon (large intestines) or rectum. It affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people 50 years or older. However incidence in those younger than 50 is on the rise. This disease takes the lives of more […]
Catherine Murombedzi Health CorrespondentThere is relief on the horizon for HIV+ women who will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cancer treatment costs an arm and limb and is beyond the reach of many people in Zimbabwe. Although screening is offered free of charge at some health centres at selected times, this is not widely available. The […]