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What’s stopping Nigerian women from being screened for cancer?

By Aisha Mukhtar Dodo Screening for both cervical and breast cancer can save lives. Although many women in northern Nigeria know this, there is still reluctance to undergo these important screenings. There are a combination of reasons that explain this. These include the high cost of screening procedures, too few facilities, not enough

Why Africa can’t afford to have an outbreak of the Zika virus

By Prof. Adamson S. Muula If the latest mosquito-borne Zika virus breaks out in Africa the continent would be less prepared than any other to deal with the outbreak. Zika fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by the Zika virus which is suspected of leading to the birth of deformed babies. The

Can branding healthcare change our perception of health in Africa?

by TAKUDZWA HANYANI Nike, Pepsi, Apple, Samsung, Coca cola, Adidas, Blackberry, Microsoft all these are brand names of some of the world’s biggest and most famous brands. Commercial marketing which has made these brands a success globally depends highly on behavioural economics which influences consumer choices, preferences and perceptions. Stakeholders and shareholders

9 potentially deadly symptoms you should never ignore

We all have little aches and pains that come and go. Perhaps even a little dizziness when standing up to fast, or maybe a little heartburn after that spicy meal. Most of the time we’re pretty good at figuring out whether something we’re feeling is serious or can be ignored.

15 Most Hydrating Foods

  Give Your Body The Water It Craves! Water is essential for everything from having clear skin to making sure all of your organs function properly. Experts estimate you should drink at least half your body weight in water daily. It’s especially important to hydrate properly during the summer. All of these foods have

Study: Monsanto’s Glyphosate Doubles Risk Of Lymphoma

  Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer have found what appears to be a strong link between pesticide exposure and a blood cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Analyzing 44 individual research projects published since 1980, the scientists, writing in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, said that

From Malnutrition to Obesity?

From the news of women using dried cow dung in Kwazulu Natal for menstrual periods to South Africa topping the charts  on the obese scale, most South Africans are perplexed in a country which boasts of the best economy in Africa and perhaps the most efficient health system in sub

Who Will Finance Health In Africa?

By Takudzwa Hanyani From private health insurance schemes and out of pocket spending; the need to improve better healthcare financing mechanisms has never been greater than it is now across Africa in this decade. Africa has 84% of the world’s population, 93% of global disease burden and 11% of global health

5 Ways to Stay Healthy + Happy in 2014 and Beyond

New Year’s resolutions are all about reflecting on the past year and making strides to a better and more successful year to come. I generally set the same goals: exercise patience, be more active, use my bike more to get around, travel somewhere new, etc. I’m generally pretty good about

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