Health

Demystifying breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cause of death in women worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million each year and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it is estimated that 627 000 women died from breast cancer, that is approximately 15 percent of all cancer death among women. It is against this background that the month of October has been dedicated to be a month of breast cancer awareness globally and our Health reporter Sharon Kavhu (SK) had a Question and Answer (QnA) with an Oncologist Dr Nomsa Tsikayi (D.N.T) and below is the QnA. ...Read More

Namibia to adopt new mode of cervical cancer screening

Namibia National Cervix Cancer Prevention Guidelines that were launched last week have recommended that the country start using acetic acid screening for pre-cancerous and cancerous cervical lesions. ...Read More

Dermatologist advises men against sharing hair clippers

Windhoek- The barbershop and hair salon business is booming in Namibia. It is not only the source of livelihood for many Namibians, but also a popular grooming place for most men and boys. ...Read More

Listeriosis contained, says SA government

Johannesburg - The government of South Africa, through the Department of health, has announced that the listeriosis outbreak which killed nearly 200 people in the country has been contained. ...Read More

Demystifying erectile dysfunction in men

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very sensitive subject, which many men find difficult to disclose. The condition makes men feel incomplete or not man enough and, for some individuals, the condition hurts their ego, as such they avoid seeking medical assistance and would rather to suffer in silence. ...Read More

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