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245 ViewsPresident Michael Sata has with immediate effect appointed Dr Chilufya Chitalu, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Mansa Central as Deputy Minister of Health. Dr Chilufya replaces Christopher Mulenga who has been transferred to the Ministry of Youth and Sport in the same capacity to take over from Steven Masumba who was fired […]

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150 ViewsResidents of Ndola’s Chibufu township  on the Copperbelt province of Zambia have complained about the erratic supply of ARVS. Zambian Eye, has leant that, the clinic and the nearby clinics have run out out  of the drugs for almost two weeks. “It is  very true the drugs are not are available, we do not […]

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Striking Nurses defy Health Minister, as Shamenda says they won’t hold govt at ransom

641 ViewsNurses at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have defied the order by Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde to call-off the strike and instead the strike has now spread to other parts of the country. And Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda has charged that the Striking Nurses will not be allowed to hold government at ransom. […]

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Operations paralyzed at UTH, Minister orders Striking Nurses to resume work

236 ViewsOperations is paralyzed at Zambia’s biggest Hospital, University Teaching Hospital (UTH) as the the strike by Nurses continued on Sunday, November 24, 2013. A check by Zambian Eye at UTH Sunday morning, found students nurses attending to patients. Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde (right) has since directed that Nurses go back to work […]

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Disease outbreak feared in Philippines after Haiyan

135 ViewsAs residents of central Philippines struggle to recover from the devastation caused by the fierce Typhoon Haiyan, there are growing concerns about disease outbreak. The unimaginable destruction caused by Haiyan has led to mass displacement of people resulting in lack of clean water, lack of proper shelter, poor sanitation, and generally deplorable living conditions. […]

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Dead foods you should ban from your diet

639 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka The following manufactured foods have been stripped of all their life giving properties and in Deepak Chopra’s words, they are dead foods. Breakfast maize meal Breakfast maize meal is a term used in Zambia for heavily processed maize that is also refined to a powdery consistency. Processed maize meal, without the […]

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A reader’s questions about balanced diet, vegetarianism

231 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka In response to an article introducing the health and nutrition page, a reader asked what foods make a balanced diet and why some vegetarians die early. Balance. A balanced diet is a pattern of meals that combine different foods in the right proportions to nourish and keep the body healthy. Every […]

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The mighty Termitomyces titanicus mushrooms

1218 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Termitomyces titanicus mushrooms, believed to be the largest edible mushrooms, grow wildly at the beginning of the rainy season in Zambia. The impressive nutritional profile of termitomyces titanicus mushrooms underscores the healing power of nature and exemplifies the nutritional superiority of village style diets. Generally, mushrooms have robust amounts of vitamin […]

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Health Insights: Waist size and fitness level Vs body weight

248 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Body weight, including body mass index, is widely used as the exclusive indicator of wellness. However, a growing body of evidence shows waist size and fitness level to be more dependable indicators of wellness, and strongly implies that the role of weight as the sole indicator of wellness is overstated. The […]

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Health Insights: Exercising for a sound mind

210 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Like the body, the human mind is designed to thrive on exercise. Inactivity creates a hostile environment that keeps the human mind from functioning optimally. Exercise is the ultimate mood booster that stimulates production of feel-good hormones known as endorphins while suppressing the secretion of stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Given […]

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