RBZ throws Mpilo cancer unit lifeline

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THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has thrown Mpilo Central Hospital’s cancer unit a lifeline by providing the $63 000 required to fix its radiography machine, a week after a local MP’s impassioned plea in Parliament for Government to assist. In an interview yesterday, Mpilo chief executive officer Mr Leonard Mabandi said they received foreign currency from the RBZ and they had already deposited the money into the bank account of a South African company that has been contracted to repair the machine. The development comes after Mpopoma-Pelandaba MP, Cde Joseph…

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Fitness blogger posts ‘over exaggerated’ photos to show how staged IG pics can be

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This is Amie-Jane. She’s a fitness blogger who posts videos of her glute-busting workouts on Instagram alongside progress shots. And she’s no stranger to calling out bullsh*t #Instafit trends. She’s done the ‘posed v relaxed’ posts. She’s done the bloating posts. And recently, she’s posted a side-by-side comparison post, calling out other bloggers who ‘over-exaggerate’ their poses to make a point. ‘One picture I have forced my hips forward to give myself hip dips and the illusion of being bigger then what I am and the other is me pushing…

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Donkey abattoir raises police, govt concerns

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THE Government and the police have expressed reservations on the opening of a donkey abattoir in Umguza amid fears that the meat might be sold locally. A local company, Battlefront Investments is building a $150 000 donkey abattoir, the first in the country that will have the capacity to dress more than 70 animals a day. Recently, the company’s managing director Mr Gareth Lumsden said their abattoir is set to be completed by end of this month. He said they have since started buying donkeys for slaughter. Yesterday, Agriculture, Mechanisation…

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GROUP OF 38 DUTCH TOURISTS ROBBED IN SOUTH AFRICA

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A group of 38 Dutch tourists were attacked by armed robbers in the South African city of Johannesburg on Sunday night. They were threatened and robbed on their tour bus shortly after arriving in the country, the Telegraaf reports. The robbery happened on the way to their first hotel. The bus was forced off the road by men dressed as police officers. The bus driver was forced to drive to an isolated place, where the men piled into the bus and threatened and robbed the Dutch passengers, according to the…

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Mpilo Hospital in 3-day blackout

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MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo has gone for three days with no electricity as reports say the hospital has also run out of diesel to run generators for alternative power. Officials at one of the country’s largest referral hospitals said without power, the hospital cannot access water and operations will come to a standstill. They confirmed that they had been relying on generators since Sunday when the blackout occurred. Mr Leonard Mabandi, the chief executive officer said the institution was managing the situation. “I can confirm that we experienced a…

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Mpilo Hospital gets mammogram machine to fight breast cancer

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THE Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa today commissioned a digital mammogram machine for Mpilo Central Hospital as part of efforts to fight breast cancer. The $500 000 equipment is aimed at helping the Hospital in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer in women in the southern part of the country.

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Uganda’s health minister went undercover in a hospital to investigate corruption allegations

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Uganda’s State Minister for Health Hon. Sarah Opendi took some time away from her busy schedule on Friday and made an “unannounced” visit to Naguru hospital in Kampala. Dressed up in a burqa (Muslim attire), Opendi showed up at the facility in a boda boda (motorbike taxi) in order to investigate reports of alleged corruption. “I received many complaints that the staff at the hospital was extorting money from patients,” Opendi told AFP on Saturday. The health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a…

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Use of e-cigarettes linked to increase in heart attacks and strokes

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E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found. A study discovered that vaping devices containing the stimulant could cause a stiffening of the arteries, as well as an increased heart rate and blood pressure. Scientists in Stockholm, Sweden, recruited 15 healthy volunteers to take part in the experiment, none of whom had used e-cigarettes before. The tests found in the 30 minutes after smoking the e-cigarettes containing nicotine, there was a significant increase in blood pressure, heart rate and arterial stiffness. There was…

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Woman With World’s Longest Fingernails Demonstrates How She Does Her Chores

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Doing chores may not be easy when you have 20-inch long fingernails, but this Texas woman has somehow found a way. Ayanna Williams, of Houston, who holds the 2018 Guinness World Records for the world’s longest fingernails, is demonstrating how she does everyday activities around the home. “It takes me longer to do anything that it would take a normal human being to do anything because of the length of my nails,” Williams admitted. To do something as simple as taking a sip of water, she carefully threads her thumb…

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Woman gives birth on street, picks up newborn and groceries, walks back home

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While out shopping in the Guangdong city of Yunfu on Saturday, one pregnant woman’s water suddenly broke. Video has gone viral on Chinese social media showing the woman, who fortunately was wearing a dress, giving birth right out on the street. Afterward, onlookers sprang into action to help the woman, providing her with a few chairs and a sheet of cardboard. Eventually, a medical worker also arrived to look over the newborn. Apparently, there weren’t any birth complications. The woman is next seen walking down the sidewalk with a bag…

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