Gweru Typhoid Crisis Escalates

THERE seem to be no end in sight for the Typhoid crisis in Gweru amidst indications that more cases are being being brought in on a daily basis forcing the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to set up more treatment camps in the affected areas.  By Michael Gwarisa Giving an update on the Typhoid outbreak, the ministry of health confirmed that the situation was escalating on a daily basis and there was need for more human resources deployment to attend to the crisis. “𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝…

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Zim’s Medicinal Cannabis Charms International Community

HEALTH and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa says legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Zimbabwe has generated interest locally and internationally with many players intending to venture into cannabis farming. By Kudakwashe Pembere This follows the legalization of cannabis growing by government through recently announced Statutory Instrument 62 of 2018. Minister Parirenyatwa told medical professionals at the official opening of Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA) 2018 Congress that several international countries want to farm the crop. “We want to know if you have the technical expertise. Because we have had queues in…

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Women’s Farts Smell Worse, and Five More Facts You Need to Know About Flatulence

Flatulence is a fact of life. Americans collectively break wind to the smelly tune of up to 6.3 billion times each day. That’s a lot of hot air. For such a ubiquitous activity, it’s amazing how taboo it is. Face palms and pinched noses mark the passing of gas in most social settings. Science, however, has no ingrained distaste for flatulence. Here are six facts we’ve learned about farting. By Ross Pomeroy 1. There are three main fart smells. Hydrogen sulfide produces the signature “rotten eggs” note, methanethiol produces hints of “decomposing vegetables,” and dimethyl…

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Breastfeeding At Workplaces: Reality Or Mirage

THE world over, companies are struggling to implement breastfeeding friendly working environments owing to conflicting interests chief among them being the fear of losing out on productive hours and profits at the expense of breastfeeding.  By Michael Gwarisa As a result, most companies have developed a negative attitude towards women of childbearing age with some companies going to the extent of hiring women only on a fixed contract basis just to avoid keeping them around forever. In Kenya  however women have come out guns blazing against government and the private…

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