Health

Haufiku denies Ondangwa utterances

2 days ago - 23 June 2017 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku has denied saying Ondangwa was not ideal for the construction of a new referral hospital in the north. Haufiku recently drew ire over an article which appeared in Namibian Sun in...

Eye camp restores sight to the cataract-blinded poor

2 days ago - 23 June 2017 | Health

The directorate of health in the Oshana Region has expressed delight about the success of the government-sponsored intervention aimed at preventing, controlling and eradicating blindness in northern communities. The national annual free eye surgery campaign...

Painful and dangerous

2 days ago - 23 June 2017 | Health

An ulcer is a sore on the lining of your stomach, small intestine or oesophagus. A peptic ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. A duodenal ulcer is a peptic ulcer that develops...

Govt to combat illegal wastewater discharges

1 week ago - 12 June 2017 | Health

The agriculture and water ministry has cautioned towns that continue to discharge wastewater illegally without the necessary permit. According to the ministry's latest annual report, the number of sanitation and water services providers and operations...

Over 60 and vibrant

2 weeks ago - 09 June 2017 | Health

You might be able to feel as good as you used to (or even better) by picking up healthy habits. It may seem like more trouble than it's worth to start doing something new. However,...

Save your heart, get hitched

2 weeks ago - 09 June 2017 | Health

Marriage appears to be good for your health, boosting your survival chances if you have a major heart risk factor such as high cholesterol, say...

Women reluctant to use contraceptives

2 weeks ago - 06 June 2017 | Health

Research indicates that more men are using contraceptives compared to women in Namibia with around 57% of men making use of it while only 41%...

Your BP's too high

3 weeks ago - 02 June 2017 | Health

So your doctor just told you that you have hypertension, a life-long disease. Now what? There are many ways you can naturally lower high blood...

More than just smoke

3 weeks ago - 31 May 2017 | Health

Tobacco growing is causing “massive harm” to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the...

Waiting for kidney transplant

3 weeks ago - 29 May 2017 | Health

After having had more than 20 surgeries in his short life, 11-year-old Julian Rittman from Rehoboth is still positive and full of hope.Julian was born...

Seven months in hospital without X-rays

1 month - 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...

'Tis the season

1 month - 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...

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Nujoma clinic brings healthcare to...

1 month - 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...

New referral hospital for northern...

1 month - 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,...

Slow down on those painkillers

1 month - 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 month - 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 month - 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 month - 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...

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