Wash or Wipe – New Year Resolution

Wash or Wipe – New Year Resolution

Wash or wipe after ‘number2’ might be something you have never thought of when coming up with ‘New Year’ resolutions… until today. kkkkkk Before we even get into which method (wash or wipe) is best for you let’s review some scenarios: If you spill yogurt on your dining table do you wash or wipe the […]

New Technologies in Eye Care Are Improving Treatment Options

New Technologies in Eye Care Are Improving Treatment Options

New technologies in eye care mean that knowing your options is more important than ever before. As the world around us seems to be spinning faster and more improved ways of getting the job done are coming about in health care; eye care is not being left out. New technology and innovations are changing the […]

FREE zumba fitness

FREE zumba fitness

ZimShoppingMalls held its first ever FREE Zumba session at Bubble Dry Cleaners in Helensvale last Saturday on October 13, 2018. The goal was to get the community fit, to promote healthy lifestyles and of course, to have fun. The combination of exercise and dance which is the essence of Zumba was the perfect way to […]

Dry Eye – the rising concern

Dry Eye – the rising concern

The eye is your window to the world and is responsible for supplying you with the majority of information around you. So what happens when that window becomes compromised and using it causes discomfort and there is a risk of it becoming unusable? Dry eye by definition is a multi-factorial disease of the tears and […]

Statement on Colcom’s Pies

Statement on Colcom’s Pies

Colcom pies have featured on social media lately, sadly as a result of customer complaints on the quality and portion size of the contents of the pie. Colcom published the following statement on their facebook page, in response to those complaints… We are naturally very concerned by the complaints and criticisms that Colcom’s pies are […]

Electrolysis – Permanent Hair Removal

Electrolysis – Permanent Hair Removal

Electrolysis is arguably the only real solution to permanently remove hair and reveal a glowing, confident you. So if it’s a permanent solution, why are some people still using other temporary methods of hair removal in Harare? The answer to this question is simple in my opinion; limited knowledge on electrolysis. Not much local content […]

Beautifully Broken

Beautifully Broken

THE CRACKED POT: A STORY FOR ANYONE WHO’S NOT QUITE PERFECT A water-bearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole that she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it. While the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of […]

Borehole Fuel Contamination – Risk Assessment of the Helensvale Public Borehole

Borehole Fuel Contamination – Risk Assessment of the Helensvale Public Borehole

Borehole fuel contamination is a real risk we need to be talking about before it’s too late and we find our communities dealing with expensive cancer treatments we cannot afford. It’s no secret that in most northern neighborhoods in Harare, people don’t drink council water mainly because it’s hardly available and when it is, it’s […]

Cholera High Alert Harare

Cholera High Alert Harare

Government officials have placed Harare on Cholera HIGH ALERT following the deaths in Chegutu and evidence that some of the mourners in the Cholera stricken town were Harare residents. What is Cholera? WHO defines it as an acute infectious disease of the small intestine, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and characterized by profuse watery […]

Smoking Is Damaging Your Eyes

Smoking Is Damaging Your Eyes

We have all heard that smoking brings about pleasing and enjoyable emotions. Smokers report that it helps to lift their mood; be it slight depression or in moments of anger, it provides a sense of well-being. All this is because of nicotine found in cigarettes that stimulates dopamine in the brain which is responsible for […]

HIV in Zimbabwe Meets HIV Warriors

HIV in Zimbabwe Meets HIV Warriors

HIV in Zimbabwe is still stigmatized, 32 years later since the identification of the first cases in the country, with most people choosing to fight this battle in the secret confines of their medicine cabinets. Lucky for us this HIV/AIDS epidemic is being fought by a group of people we like to call HIV Warriors […]

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

26th September 2016 was the world contraception day and I took the opportunity to raise awareness about emergency contraception which is popularly known as the morning after pill. Emergency contraception is just for the morning after the night before when something did not quite go to plan. Accidents do happen in all walks of life […]

HIV Battle Has Been Won But Not The Stigma

HIV Battle Has Been Won But Not The Stigma

“He/she is HIV positive and is spreading it ” are the headlines in some online news sites or social media pages. Some people take it upon themselves to “inform the public” about the HIV status of somebody . Firstly the issue of disclosure should be a personal choice and it’s sad that the choice is […]

Medical Advertising Rules Relaxed

Medical Advertising Rules Relaxed

Last year the government relaxed the advertising policy for the medical sector in an effort to increase public awareness on health services available locally. At the HPA’s Annual Congress in November 2016, the president of the Health Professions Authority (HPA) Dr. Adolf Macheka, a specialist surgeon, said that Zimbabwe is currently lagging behind other countries […]

Dental/Oral Health and Your Overall Health and Wellness

Dental/Oral Health and Your Overall Health and Wellness

If you are like me, growing up in the 80s and 90s in Zimbabwe, the only time I ever got to see a dentist was when I had a toothache. I was at the dentist’s office and the troublesome tooth was promptly removed. I don’t remember much education about the importance of good dental hygiene […]

Pumpkin Seeds And Okra For Lunch

Pumpkin Seeds And Okra For Lunch

“Today Okra and yesterday it was pumpkin seeds this is not fair “, says me some years ago when I was a kid. I remember coming from Chindotwe Primary School in Musana area near Shamva in Zimbabwe one afternoon and finding my mother having prepared sadza (thick maize porridge) with okra(derere). The previous day it […]