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Meet the healthy new you in 2014

1,495 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Happy New Year to you all.  With commitment, determination, and enthusiasm, you can enhance your health this year. Much as it is helpful to have others motivate you to live healthy, the motivation that shapes your health comes from you. Have a relationship with your body, listen to your body and […]

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What causes Diabetes also causes other chronic illnesses and vice versa

2,536 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Ever wondered why when you have diabetes chances are that you will also develop hypertension or another chronic illness and vice versa?  One explanation is that coexisting illnesses may be complications of the original condition. However, in most cases having multiple chronic illnesses at the same time happens because these diseases […]

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Amasuku, aka wild loquats…nutritious fruit, helps stabilizing blood pressure

35,932 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka Known as amasuku in Zambia and botanically referred to as uapaca kirkiana, wild loquats demonstrate the wonders of wild fruits.  This nutritious fruit also go by ‘sugar plum.’ Wild loquats are rich in pectin, a type of fiber extremely potent for burning fat, balancing blood sugar, stabilizing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, […]

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Zambia’s First Lady eulogises Mandela’s HIV/AIDS fight

1,324 ViewsFIRST Lady Dr Christine Kaseba says it is unfortunate that the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) is being held during the time when the world is mourning a great hero of our time, Nelson Mandela. Speaking in her capacity as a special guest when she delivered a speech during […]

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800 graduates to replace fired nurses – Guy Scott

1,947 ViewsVICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has said that Government will employ 800 graduate nurses to replace the dismissed health practitioners. Dr Scott maintained in Parliament that Government would not reinstate the fired nurses but replace them with the 800 graduate nurses. He was responding to a question from Muchinga MMD Member of Parliament (MP) Howard Kunda […]

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Novartis aims to become the leading Healthcare company in Africa

1,572 ViewsToday, Novartis senior executives gather in Basel, Switzerland for the first-ever Novartis Africa Day to review the company’s innovative work in Africa, including growing commercial activity, novel approaches to expand access to high-quality, affordable medicines, local talent development and the company’s Malaria Initiative. “Novartis is taking an outcomes approach, looking beyond therapeutic solutions to […]

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Mobile workers less stressed

1,460 ViewsEconomic volatility has increased pressure on Zambian workers with 78% reporting that they are seeing more stress-related illness since the downturn, finds the latest survey from Regus, the global workplace provider. But businesses can help change this trend as workers identified flexible working as critical to help ease work-related stress (96%). Stress-related illness can […]

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President Sata orders suspension of 100 UTH Nurses

1,978 ViewsPresident Michael Sata has ordered the suspension of over 100 nurses following a weeklong strike action that started off at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka before spreading to other parts of the country. The Head of State has ordered UTH management to discipline the nurses for embarrassing the government and wants some of […]

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1,515 ViewsBarrick Lumwana Mine General Manager, Bill Macnevin, says his company will remain committed and resolute to the fight against HIV/AIDS because it has an impact on productivity. Mr Macnevin says the mining company takes interest in participating in the fight against HIV to ensure zero occurrences of negative practices in surrounding communities. He says […]

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World Aids Day: Looking forward to a day the theme will be “Aids Cure Found”

1,560 ViewsBy Obrie Makai We keep preaching; play safe!,Know your status,go for Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT)!, use ABC!, condomize (use condoms), Go for circumcision!, say No to sex!, stand against teenage pregnancy! Come on! Let’s not pretend everyone knows how a condom looks like and its use, everyone knows Abstinence iliche (is good) but […]

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