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Scientists find agressive new strain of HIV

741 ViewsPatients infected with new HIV strain develop AIDS over two years faster than those with other versions of the virus. A new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to AIDS, researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have found. The strain, called A3/02 was discovered in 2011 and […]

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896 ViewsNurses who are on strike have again defied the directive by government to resume work 5pm on Thursday or face dismissal charges for being absentee from work. A check at two biggest hospitals, University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and Levy Mwanawasa by Zambian Eye Thursday evening found that Nurses had not resumed work as directed. […]

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Health Insights: The importance of strength training

750 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka A balanced workout regimen must include strength training on a regular basis.  Strength training, also known as resistance training, involves the use of resistance in order to build strength which is achieved by adding and maintaining lean muscle and bone mass. Lean muscle is more metabolically active compared to fat, so you need plenty of lean muscle and very little fat in order to burn a substantial amount of calories.  Strength training […]

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990 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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562 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

1,504 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

724 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

469 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

1,752 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

885 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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