Here’s How Well the Apple Watch Can Detect Heart Problems

IT’S one of the goals of digital medicine: you wear a device on your wrist that constantly monitors aspects of your health, and if anything is off, it sends you an alert. That’s your cue to connect with your doctor or get a more thorough checkup to head off any potentially serious problems down the road. That’s the idea behind the Heart app on the Apple Watch, which can monitor heart pulse patterns, and detect abnormalities, which could indicate a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. The irregular heart beats…

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Japan Gifts Harare Children Hospital USD2, 75 million Grant

THE Japanese Government has given a USD2, 75 million grant for the procurement of medical consumables and equipment at Harare Children’s Hospital. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking at the signing ceremony between Zimbabwe and Japan of exchange of notes, Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said this support to revamp the hospital will assist in reducing the infant mortality rate as well as improving healthcare to mothers and their children. “Through the exchange of notes we are signing today, the government of japan  will be supporting the government in equipping Harare Children…

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Zim Treasury Avails USD5million For Harare Hospital Refurbishment

RESPONDING to the shortage of medical equipment in hospitals, Treasury has earmarked USD5 million to address immediate medical requirements at Harare Hospital now Sally Mugabe Central Hospital through what it calls a 90-Day Rapid Plan. By Kudakwashe Pembere Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said this during a signing ceremony between Zimbabwe and Japan of exchange of notes for the procurement of Harare Children’s Hospital medical equipment. “I’m pleased to advise that Government has committed itself to a 90 day Rapid Plan which will look in to the…

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Quarantine Everyone Coming In From China-Masarira

POLITICAL activist and president of opposition party LEAD, Linda Masarira has called on government to immediately quarantine every person arriving into the country from China, the epicenter of the novelCoronavirus so as to contain it before its too late. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Masarira said Zimbabwe was too reluctant and its approach towards the virus could expose millions of innocent Zimbabweans to the epidemic. We need to urgently push for a quarantine Centre for everyone coming from that China region. Zimbabwe is not equipped to deal with an…

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