Want To Lose Weight The Natural Way, Try Garcinia Camborgia

OVER the years, many people have been suffering from weight gain which  leads to obesity. The risks which are mainly associated with weight gain are however overwhelming . The leading cause of death are Chronic Heart Diseases which are mainly caused by unhealthy lifestyles. By Audrey Tsungai Tadu For the past decades, scientists have been trying to find the most natural ways of losing weight without damaging the body system. There are a lot of advertised chemical pills which really sound appealing because there is a promise to lose all…

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Diabetes Prevalence Rises In Zim

ZIMBABWE’S latest diabetes prevalence rate currently stands at 10%, which is a 5% increase from the 2015 figures a health expert has said. By Kuda Pembere In an interview with HealthTimes, Harare based podiatrist who specialists in diabetes Diana Chapoterera Bulle said this year the prevalence of diabetes could have risen to 10 percent. “I would estimate the prevalence of diabetes as of June this year to be around 10 percent. The reason is largely the lifestyles we have. We don’t have a culture of exercising and the type of food…

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Call For Disaster Fund

HEALTH experts have called on government to set up a disaster fund which covers all disasters including road traffic accidents. By Kuda Pembere This call comes at a time when government is still mooting a Road Disaster Fund. PSMI Hospitals Division Director Dr Margaret Maulana proposed that the road disaster fund is not enough hence the need for a cross cutting fund looking after all disasters. I am happy that you said there is going to be a fund. It should not be just a fund for road traffic accidents…

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Scrap Cervical Cancer User Fees for Women Living with HIV- Gvt told

CIVIL Society Organisations (CSOs), representing women living with HIV have called on government to scrap user fees for cervical cancer treatment since the disease is most prevalent in women living with HIV than other groups. By Michael Gwarisa in Gweru According to the Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry, cervical cancer affects not less than 30 percent of women in the country. Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV). Speaking in a panel discussion during the just ended Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) workshop in Gweru…

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How Early Cervical Cancer Diagnosis Saved Gutu Woman’s Life

HiCERVICAL cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in women in the 21st century. According to Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) statistics, cervical cancer kills not less than 2000 women annually in Zimbabwe. HealthTimes Repoter Unlike other diseases which attack the elderly and the advanced in age, new trends show that cervical cancer is fast becoming a huge burden among young girls owing to a plethora of factors chief among them being early sexual debut, inserting foreign objects in the privates among a host of…

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One Radiotherapy Machine For Zim

ZIMBABWE has five radiotherapy machines for cancer treatment with only one being functional while the rest are faulty.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Two machines are at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo while three are found at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare where the only functional one is housed. All the machines were purchased from a Switzerland based company named Varien. Briefing the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Gender on Monday, Parirenyatwa consultant oncologist Dr Webster Kadzatsa said they long to see other machines work at their hospital. “Zimbabwe is among the…

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Create Cancer Levy Now- Gvt Told

THERE is need to create a Cancer Levy to fund for treatment of cancer patients in the country, medical doctors have said.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Modelled like the AIDS levy, the fund will help cancer patients access affordable treatment.This came out during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee On Gender Cancer Assessment tour around Harare’s hospitals. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Consultant Oncologist Dr Anna Mary Nyakabau told parliamentarians that patients were bearing the burden of expensive cancer treatment on their own. “Most of the patients we treat for cancer use money…

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USAID Announces $12 Mln Cancer Prevention Fund For Sub Saharan Africa

THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will dedicate $12 million to support the expansion of programs, to prevent cervical cancer in the Republics of Malawi and Mozambique through integrated programs to improve women’s health. Cervical cancer is an outcome of infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). To reduce cervical cancer in Malawi and Mozambique, USAID will fund activities through the following partnerships: accelerating the introduction of a screen-and-treat strategy for HPV and cervical pre-cancerous lesions in…

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One In Every 60 People In Need of Palliative Care in Zim

THE Ministry of Healthy and Child Care (MoHCC), is working on assimilating palliative care into health planning and programing amidst indications that the need for palliative care has grown as a result of the increase in Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country. By Michael Gwarisa Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness. According experts, most patients die early from life…

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Gvt Mulls Decentralising Radiology Services

DEPUTY Minister of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr John Mangwiro has hinted on government’s Intention to decentralise radiology services which are currently being offered at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Mpilo and Oncore Center in Harare.   By Michael Gwarisa The move is in line with government’s vision of devolution whereby critical economic enabling services will be offered in all the country’s 10 provinces. Officially launching the Breast cancer Pink Conference in the capital, Dr Magwiro said owing to economic woes, some cancer patients find it difficult to travel to the few…

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