Health & Fitness

Bill Gates Warns World ‘Vulnerable’ to Deadly Epidemic in Next Decade

3rd January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

LONDON — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Friday that the world was vulnerable to a deadly epidemic of an illness like flu, with the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks underlining weaknesses in global efforts to […]

Health & Fitness

Zimbabwe Tackles Mental Health With ‘Friendship Benches’

3rd January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

LONDON — Doctors estimate one in four Zimbabweans battles depression or anxiety, but there are just 12 psychiatrists treating the entire population of 14 million. “We cannot possibly go the route of training psychiatrists and psychologists […]

Health & Fitness

Home births unacceptably high: experts

2nd January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

ABOUT 20 percent of Zimbabwean births over the past five years occurred at home, a statistic which experts have described as unacceptably high. According to the recently-released Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) institutional deliveries stood […]

Health & Fitness

Alcohol abuse tied to the world’s biggest killer – heart disease

2nd January 2017 Staff Reporter 0

Alcohol increases the risk of people suffering from heart disease as much as any other well-established risk factors such as diabetes, obesity or smoking. Thousands of heart attacks and heart failure could be avoided each […]

1 2 3 4 5 36