Health

Angry farmer bites off snake head after reptile bit him on leg

A farmer reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case. The incident took place in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man identified only by his first name, Sonelal – was rushed to a ...

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Nurse in trouble over Tsvangirai photo

A HOSPITAL staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action, NewZimbabwe.com reported. The image which was supposedly taken at Johannesburg’s Wits Gordon Hospital where Tsvangirai was hospitalised shows the MDC-T leader lying seemingly ...

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Tsvangirai moved to ICU

Ailing MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has been placed into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Johannesburg hospital. People in the know said Tsvangirai’s situation is critical and he will be lucky to survive another week. Tsvangirai is under the care of specialist physician and pulmonologist Dr Gunter K Schleicher who is working with a specialist anaethetist and another physician. ...

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Zimbabwe targets HIV free generation by 2030

Zimbabwe has reiterated its commitment to end AIDS as well as achieve an HIV/AIDS free generation by 2030. This was said by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa when she addressed the 20th Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, (OAFLA) Ordinary General Assembly held at the old African Union buildings in Addis Ababa. Amai Mnangagwa made her inaugural appearance ...

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Tsvangirai situation now too desperate

UNWELL MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly been stopped from flying to Germany for further treatment after South African doctors who have been attending to him have said the long flight to the European country was not safe for his deteriorating condition. Sources within the MDC-T told NewZimbabwe.com Thursday that the former Prime Minister’s situation has gone dire hence the ...

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Mnangagwa to champion HIV/AIDS fight

The First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and UNAIDS Country Director, Mr Girmay Haile this Tuesday agreed to embark on a historic partnership where the First Lady expressed commitment to play a strategic national and international advocacy role in ending HIV and AIDS. In a meeting held yesterday at Zimbabwe House, Mr Haile briefed the First Lady on upcoming events of the ...

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ZCLDN applauds President, First Lady’s calls to end drug misuse

The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network (ZCLDN) applauds the initiative made by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa in joining the growing calls to fight drug misuse in Zimbabwe. The President and the First Lady last Saturday held a meeting with over 500 school children from Harare where they urged them to desist from drug misuse but ...

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Typhoid resurfaces in Harare

Typhoid, a highly contagious bacterial disease, has resurfaced in Harare with about 200 new suspected cases having been recorded throughout the city barely two months after another outbreak hit Mbare in October 2017. Latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care showed that 87 of these cases were treated. Fifty-eight people were treated at institutions in southern suburbs ...

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Struggling hospitals facing ‘huge tragedy’

Patients are at risk in overcrowded hospitals as the NHS struggles to cope with the deluge of patients seen in recent weeks, a senior doctor has said. Prof Suzanne Mason, from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, described it as a “huge tragedy”. Reports have emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being stuck on trolleys in corridors ...

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Zimbabwe struggles with maternal deaths

Zimbabwe is struggling to contain maternal deaths with the ministry of Health and Child Care revealing that at least 242 women died while giving birth in 2017, almost half the number of deaths recorded in 2016. Observers say the number could be higher since some cases are never reported. Zimbabwe records between 500 000 and 700 000 pregnancies per year. ...

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