#TalkingAllergies With Prof E. Sibanda: All You Need To Know About Seasonal Allergies

DID you know that worldwide, the prevalence of allergic diseases are increasing especially in low and middle income countries, our Zimbabwe included. Not only are more allergies related cases being recorded but also the allergies are increasing in their complexity and severity especially in children and young adults. Allergic conditions range from life threatening asthma, food allergies, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, urticarial, eczema, eosinophilic disorders, including eosinophilic esophagitis, and drug and insect allergies. According to the World Allergies Organisation (WOA), globally, 300 million people suffer from asthma and about 200 to 250…

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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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