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Primary teeth

GREETINGS Health Promotion column readers. Over the next few weeks I will write articles mainly about children and their dental care.Today’s article will focus mainly on the eruption age (when they become visible in the mouth), shedding (when they are lost) and their appropriate dental care. Deciduous teeth are now …

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N’anga Unleashes Snakes On ‘Patient’

By Tendai Rupapa In a spine-chilling episode, a traditional healer allegedly inflicted incisions on his patient with a razor blade and sucked the blood, before unleashing snakes to also suck the blood in a cleansing ceremony, a court heard yesterday. Lyton Wisick (41), a Malawian staying illegally in the country, …

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Zimbabwe: HIV Infections Decline By 3,1 Percent

Photo: Premium Times (File photo). NEW HIV infections in Zimbabwe fell by 3,1 percent during the first three quarters of last year as patients embraced anti-retroviral drugs and adhered to prescriptions. Analysts, however, said there was little reason to celebrate because people were still perishing from the pandemic, which has …

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Solanki in storm over expat doctors

A storm is brewing between Trauma Centre owner Dr Vivek Solanki and the Medicines and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) on the status of foreign doctors who were recently arrested at the private health institution for working without licences. While Dr Solanki claimed that the doctors were in the …

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Zimbabwe: Malaria Claims 5 in Beitbridge

By Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge — Five people in Beitbridge District have died following an outbreak of a strain of falciparum malaria, while over 800 cases have tested positive, it has emerged. The disease, which at the onset of the rainy season was concentrated on the eastern parts of the district, …

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Prosthetics industry future bleak

Artificial limbs Robin Muchetu, Senior Reporter THE prosthetics and orthotics industry’s future in Zimbabwe is bleak as it is facing a myriad of challenges especially in the procurement of artificial limbs and accessories, an expert has said. Mr Dawood Cassim, the first non-white orthotics and prosthetics technician from Bulawayo said …

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Doctors recruitment begins

Dr David Parirenyatwa Tinomuda Chakanyuka, Senior Reporter THE Government has set in motion the process of employing 250 junior doctors who have completed internship, in a move that is expected to appease health professions who last week went on strike. Medical practitioners went on strike last week demanding that Government …

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Zimbabwe: Child Birth Associated Mental Disorders

OPINION Mental health issues after child birth are very common and are associated with severe stigma. Seventy to 80 percent of new mothers are affected by baby blues, while 10 to 20 percent suffer from postpartum depression and 1 percent suffer from postpartum psychosis. Levels of the hormones estrogen and …

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Zimbabwe: Women Kill, Dump Infants

Photo: [paumelia]/Flickr (File photo). By Tendai Rupapa Two women arrested for killing their newborn babies in separate incidents appeared in court last week. Patience Chawasarira (34) reportedly gave birth alone at home and buried the child in her backyard in Rugare, Harare. It is not certain whether the baby was …

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