Study Exposes Correlation Between Diesel Generator Fumes and Rise In Respiratory Diseases in Zim

ZIMBABWE has been battling long hours of load shedding and prolonged hours of darkness since early 2019.Most Zimbabweans have resorted to alternative energy sources such as Solar Panels, Gas for cooking and refrigeration, Kerosene, rechargeable lamps and generators. By Michael Gwarisa In as much switching to alternative energy sources is a welcome move, majority of the combustible sources could result in negative health implications. Diesel generators for example produce these small carbon like particles which if inhaled could pose some serious respiratory consequences. According to a study titled,”Health effects of…

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Demystifying Asthma: One On One With Asthma and Allergies Guru

HAVE you ever felt like a 100 inch mega Wrench is grippingly tightening your chest and your lungs are about to explode and its driving you crazy? You gasp for air, and you feel this tense sensation accompanied by a dry cough and whizzing. You feel dead already and  the temptation to sing “Nearer My God To Thee” is so compelling. Don’t panic as yet, its probably Asthma and all hope is not lost as yet. With earlier diagnosis, proper treatment and management the symptoms could be gone within weeks.…

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Inhalers The Most Effective Asthma Control Method: Experts

RESPIRATORY health experts say inhalers work more effectively than oral suspensions and tablets in the management of asthma in children and adults. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health workers often tell patients inhalers are not the best way to control asthma as chances are high they can be forgotten. But in an interview, Professor Hilda Mujuru said health workers have been spreading the wrong message. She said what needs to be understood is that inhalers if used correctly, they effectively act on the lungs, unlike tablets or suspensions which circulate all over…

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Study To Focus On Asthma Prevalence Among Zim Teenagers

ZIMBABWE is among six countries participating in a study to assess the prevalence as well  as control of asthma in children aged between 12 and 14 years a team of researchers from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences  starts it in September when schools open. By Kudakwashe Pembere The research, a first of its kind in the country will be done in conjunction with the Health and Care Ministry, City of Harare Health Department. Under the banner of a multinational project dubbed Achieving Controlled Asthma In Children In…

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100 000 People Die Of Asthma Everyday- Report

NOT less than 100 000 people are dying each day from Asthma, owing to inadequacies in treatment for people living with the disease, the 2018 Global Asthma Report has gathered. By Michael Gwarisa According to the report, more than 300 million have Asthma globally and the report launched today (31 August 2018) by the Global Asthma Network, highlights that around 1000 people each day are dying from asthma, yet many people, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are unable to access the quality-assured essential asthma medicines and care they need.…

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