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Artificial limbs Robin Muchetu, Senior Reporter THE prosthetics and orthotics industry’s future in Zimbabwe is bleak as it is facing a myriad of challenges especially in the procurement of artificial limbs and accessories, an expert has said. ...

Andrew Phillip Cowell RHEUMATIC heart disease is a “. . . cardiac inflammation and scarring triggered by an autoimmune reaction to infection with a group a streptococcus”. ...

Robin Muchetu, Senior Reporter ALICE Matshazi (not her real name) from Sipepa in Tsholotsho District is living with HIV and is on Antiretroviral Therapy. ...

ONE of the symptoms of endometriosis is infertility. Some women may not experience a lot of pain but struggle to conceive due to endometriosis. Among infertile women, 20 to 50 percent have endometriosis. The greater the extent of endometriosis, the lesser the likelihood of pregnancy. Medical or surgical treatment of endometriosis often improves fertility but in some cases...

Andrew Phillip Cowell WE all value our health, but the fact is, we all get sick from time to time. When we get sick, treatment comes in various forms — orally, or (ouch!) injectably, and many of us don’t like being jabbed (the writer being something of an exception — he has a voluntary flue shot every year). Patients generally are terrified of penicillin shots, which...

Portia Manangazira Tinomuda Chakanyuka, Senior Reporter SEVENTEEN people, among them three children under the age of five, died of common diarrhoea countrywide in the last week of January bringing the total number of people who succumbed to the disease to 52 in just one month, latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care have revealed. ...

Fairness Moyana, Hwange Correspondent HWANGE Local Board will next month start running its sewer systems on solar energy after it refurbished and redesigned its plants as part of reducing costs of running them on electricity. ...

OVER the past weeks I have written about endometriosis and some of its physical aspects. Endometriosis affects so many different aspects of a woman’s life, physical, emotional and even fiscal. Today we will delve into endo and its effects on relationships. ...

Fillings GREETINGS to all the frequent Health Care column readers as Valentine’s Day approaches, I would like wish everybody the best that love has to offer. May your loved ones remember you on this love filled day, I know many ladies and perhaps gentlemen will be receiving all sorts of delicious sweets and treats on that day. Today’s article will focus on the main...

Miss Bongiwe Ngwenya Robin Muchetu, Senior Reporter BULAWAYO City Council-run clinics are facing a shortage of 124 nurses, a situation that has resulted in non-trained workers complementing staff by doing jobs they are not qualified for. ...