Health

Eat the flu away

6 hours ago | 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 decrease your chances of getting sick, while others can help...

Angola confirms malaria transmission

1 day - 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 who visit Namibia on daily basis.Dr Luis Gomes Sambo made...

Contractor abandons Nkurenkuru clinic

2 days 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 for material from South Africa for the past two years....

Closing the gap

1 week ago - 21 April 2017 | Health

A landmark HIV population survey aimed at closing a crucial data gap on the state of the HIV epidemic in Namibia and the impact of prevention, care and treatment will include the first in-depth analysis...

Pedal power

1 week ago - 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 two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer...

Mental problems caused by liquor, drugs

1 week ago - 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 week ago - 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'

2 weeks ago - 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

2 weeks ago - 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

2 weeks ago - 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...

Selfless, deadly job

3 weeks ago - 07 April 2017 | Health

Intense heat and strain appear to put firefighters at a greater risk of heart attack, a new study has found.The physical demands of firefighting may...

Oz study sparks fears of new flu pandemic

3 weeks ago - 07 April 2017 | Health

An alarming increase in the number of new influenza viruses infecting humans has been highlighted by researchers at the University of New South Wales in...

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Getting our ducks in a...

4 weeks ago - 31 March 2017 | Health

The health permanent in Zambia, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, has praised a two-year long SADC-initiated project meant to advocate for the use of domestic resources to...

Health minister urges abortion debate...

1 month - 28 March 2017 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHHealth minister Bernhard Haufiku says the time has come to renew the debate on decriminalising abortion after more than 7 100 women were treated...

Malaria outbreak close to containment

1 month - 28 March 2017 | Health

The widespread malaria outbreak ravaging the northern parts of Namibia should be contained within the next two months as the rains recede and new cases...

Getting it right

1 month - 24 March 2017 | Health

Today the waiting room at Onandjokwe’s Shanamutango HIV clinic isn’t crowded. Wait times have dropped drastically since the hospital hired additional staff and began making...

'Sex is not a free...

1 month - 20 March 2017 | Health

Health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku says poverty is not the main driving force behind an increase in HIV infections – attitudes are the problem.Haufiku says...

It's our own battle

1 month - 17 March 2017 | Health

The permanent secretary in the Zambian health ministry, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, has praised a two year-long SADC-initiated project meant to advocate for the use of...

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