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Pharmaceutical Society calls for a ban on skin bleaching products

2,106 ViewsThe Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) has urged the general public to avoid using skin bleaching cosmetics as they have the potential to cause irreparable damage to the skin and body. PSZ President Jeromie Kanyika however says some of these products are only useful when prescribed for certain medical conditions. Kanyika says these products […]

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Ban ‘prophets’ claiming to heal people living with HIV, NGO appeals to Sumaili

1,114 ViewsThe Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC), an HIV/AIDS NGO, is calling on Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili to ban “Men of God” claiming to cure HIV/AIDS through “prayers and anointing water” and stopping people living with HIV from taking medication. TALC national director Felix Mwanza says it is shocking that the […]

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3.1 Million test for HIV

1,103 ViewsVice President Inonge Wina has disclosed that 3.1 million people have tested for HIV since January 2018. Mrs. Wina says the country has recorded an increase in the number of people testing for HIV. She says during the same period in 2017, only 2 point 5 million people tested for HIV. Mrs. WINA attributed […]

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12 reasons you should eat (more) avocados

3,932 ViewsAvocados are very common in most parts of the world. The tree originally comes from Mexico, but has since found its way to other parts of the world – Asia, America, Africa, Europe, etc. There are a lot of people who know about the tree, and its delicious fruit. Some eat it, and others […]

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5 reasons why your breath smells bad

4,352 ViewsIt is normal to wake up with unpleasant breath after partying all night. But what about when you’ve brushed, flossed, mouthwashed, and not eaten any spicy food like garlic, and are still finding that your breath is less minty, more malodorous? Good oral hygiene must be taken seriously if you want to avoid halitosis, but it’s […]

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Chinese contraceptive pill not safe for use in Zambia

1,374 ViewsThe Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) is concerned with the scanty information surrounding the monthly contraceptive which is currently on the Zambian market popularly known as “Chinese pill”. Society president Jerome Kanyika says investigations have revealed that while members of the public have a view that the preparation is herbal and free from side […]

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Young doctor who helped separate Siamese twins found dead

3,509 ViewsUTH paediatric surgeon Dr Vernon Pashi who was part of the team that successfully separated conjoined twins Bupe and Mapalo has died. According to the Ministry of Health, Dr Pashi, 33, was found dead in his bedroom around 09:00 hours on Sunday by a family member. University Teaching Hospitals Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Clerance […]

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Stanbic hands over new-look children’s ward to UTH

950 ViewsStanbic Bank Zambia has handed over a newly refurbished children’s ward to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) management. Earlier this year, the bank undertook to renovate the near-century old facility at a cost of over K860,000. The works involved extensive repairs of the rundown facility’s furniture, expansion of the washrooms and a general facelift to […]

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Birmingham academic establishes nursing education programme in Zambia

1,305 ViewsA nursing lecturer at Birmingham City University (UK) is leading a medical programme in Zambia that is helping to set up a framework for developing and qualifying nursing personnel in the Southern African country. Major Chris Cater teaches in the University’s Defence School of Healthcare Education, where he heads up a team responsible for […]

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Cancer can be treated with nuclear medicine

1,934 ViewsIn mid-February the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka conducted the first-ever treatment of thyroid cancer – normally treated through surgery followed by radioactive iodine therapy. Zambia did not have the expertise to carry out the treatment until December 2017. Indeed, nuclear medicine plays quite an important role in increasing the wellbeing of people […]

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