Health

Seven months in hospital without X-rays

3 days ago - 19 May 2017 | Health

A family from the Omusati Region is accusing St Martin's Hospital at Oshikuku of unprofessional conduct that has led to their 83-year-old relative becoming bedridden.The family has lodged a complaint with the Health Professions Council...

'Tis the season

3 days ago - 19 May 2017 | Health

At a glance, the symptoms of a cold and allergy appear similar. You'll have a runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, post-nasal drip, conjunctivitis and a sore throat. But there are distinct differences, particularly when...

Ondangwa bemoans shelving of hospital project

5 days ago - 17 May 2017 | Health

NAMPA The Ondangwa town council has expressed discontent with the shelving of the district hospital project in favour of a northern national referral hospital. The referral hospital is to be built at either...

Nujoma clinic brings healthcare to hundreds

1 week ago - 15 May 2017 | Health

Former president Sam Nujoma chose his 88th birthday celebrations to officially hand over the keys of the brand new and fully equipped Etunda farm clinic to health minister Bernhard Haufiku's ministry at a low-key celebration...

New referral hospital for northern Namibia planned

1 week ago - 15 May 2017 | Health

The Ministry of Health and Social Services plans to construct a referral hospital in the Oshana Region to alleviate the pressure on existing health facilities.Currently, the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital and Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital serve as...

Slow down on those painkillers

1 week ago - 12 May 2017 | Health

A study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks.The paper,...

Living longer with HIV

1 week ago - 12 May 2017 | Health

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.Twenty-year-olds who started...

Retired judge dies

1 week ago - 11 May 2017 | Health

Retired judge Simpson Mtambanengwe has died. The Zimbabwean-born Mtambanengwe died in a Windhoek hospital last night after battling high blood pressure and diabetes for some...

Haufiku warns against fake healers

1 week ago - 10 May 2017 | Health

In a no-holds-barred speech, health minister Bernard Haufiku has strongly condemned self-proclaimed prophets and traditional doctors who claim to have the power to cure diseases...

Eat the flu away

3 weeks ago - 28 April 2017 | Health

Keeping your immune system healthy is very important, no matter the season. Naturally, what you eat can influence your immune health. Certain foods may actually...

Angola confirms malaria transmission

3 weeks ago - 27 April 2017 | Health

The Angolan health minister has confirmed that malaria transmission has increased in Angola and added that the disease is also transmitted to Namibia by Angolans...

Contractor abandons Nkurenkuru clinic

3 weeks ago - 26 April 2017 | Health

A contractor appointed to build a primary healthcare facility at Nkurenkuru that was supposed to have been completed in 2015, says he has been waiting...

Health

Pedal power

1 month - 21 April 2017 | Health

Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists.The biggest study into the issue linked using...

Mental problems caused by liquor,...

1 month - 20 April 2017 | Health

Alcohol and substance abuse are the leading causes of mental health problems among Namibia's youth, the health minister Bernard Haufiku said. Haufiku made these remarks...

Zika risk for Namibia

1 month - 18 April 2017 | Health

ILENI NANDJATONamibians are at risk of contracting the Zika virus, which has been confirmed in Angola.Namibia has already reported suspected cases of dengue fever that...

Time for 'C'

1 month - 13 April 2017 | Health

Vitamin C helps to repair and regenerate tissues, protect against heart disease, aid in the absorption of iron, prevent scurvy, and decrease total and LDL...

Asbestos is still killing

1 month - 13 April 2017 | Health

People are still dying of cancer linked to asbestos, the US Centre for Disease Control says, despite decades of regulations meant to limit dangerous exposure.Starting...

Mosquito nets to fish

1 month - 10 April 2017 | Health

Many of the mosquito nets distributed free to fight malaria in the northern regions where there is an outbreak of the deadly disease, are being...

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