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The problem drug patents pose for developing countries

Explainer: the problem drug patents pose for developing countries Erica Penfold, South African Institute of International Affairs Patents and restrictions on intellectual property have become more problematic for developing nations in the last decade. At the centre of the storm is the development and influx of inexpensive generic medicines that developing countries need to treat HIV, TB and other communicable diseases. The generic industry is essential for provision of low cost medicines. In southern Africa, where there is a high burden of HIV and a lack of access to resources for health care and medicines, the industry is particularly important ...
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Stop HIV stigma

We have won the battle against HIV but not the stigma

We have won the battle against HIV "virus" but not the stigma As I  see it by Dr Brighton Chireka "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 taken away by ruthless people hiding behind fake names on social media. The sad thing is that some of the people are wrongly labelled as ...
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Getting the truth about chemotherapy

Chemotherapy killing half of cancer patients ?

Chemotherapy killing half of cancer patients . Is that true ? By Dr Brighton Chireka A lot of studies are thrown at me everyday by people who want to convince me to agree with them. It goes without saying that a good study adds credibility to the point being made . Just because something is quoted on the internet, does not mean it's true. For those who read the bible it is written that, "my people perish for the lack of knowledge." I am going to share with you some tips to help you evaluate the quality of research being ...
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Doctor

So you are a doctor or partner of a doctor?

So you are a doctor or partner of a doctor ? By Dr Brighton Chireka Growing up in the 70s and 80s we were only encouraged to be either a doctor , nurse or a teacher . Interestingly my older siblings went into the medical and teaching profession and myself I was no exception. Society still has some misguided facts about doctors and at times the conversations that doctors or their partners have with the public can be challenging to say the least . I will highlight some of the conversations and hopefully help in making the public pause before ...
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Stroke

World stroke Day raising awareness about stroke

World Stroke Day 29th October 2016 By Dr Brighton Chireka Today is the World Stroke Day. We observe this on October 29 to raise awareness about the serious nature and high rates of stroke. We want people to be aware about the prevention and treatment of this condition and ensure better care and support for survivors. Many of us have heard of stroke or we know someone who has had this disease. We always worry about it because we do not fully understand it and what causes it . Today, the World Stroke Day, I have compiled this article which ...
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Talking about oral health

let’s talk about oral health

Dental/Oral Health and Your overall Health and Wellness By Ingrid Muhambi  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 beyond brushing. The TV commercials were mostly about Colgate and Close Up and how these toothpastes would make my teeth white if I used them, nothing about flossing or about the importance of dental ...
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BEFFTA blog of the year nominee

BEFFTA blog of the year nominee

BEFFTA Blog of the year nomineee   By Dr Brighton Chireka I am excited that our website docbeecee.co.uk has been nominated for BEFFTA Blog Of The Year 2016. Let's continue to stand together as Africans as we raise health awareness and demystify medical conditions. Voting lines have been open since 26th September and will close today 16th October so please vote and help us bring the gong home. Once again, thank you for the nomination and support, I am truly humbled ! For voting go to the link below and put your name and email address as instructed. Then look for ...
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Cancer in zimbabwe . ZNCR team

Cancer in zimbabwe 2014 report

Cancer in Zimbabwe By Dr Brighton Chireka On Tuesday, the 11th October 2016, I was privileged to receive the ZIMBABWE NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRY (ZNCR) 2014 ANNUAL REPORT from the ZNCR Registrar Mr E Chokunonga. I must commend the ZNCR for working so hard to provide us with a more up-to-date information on the incidence and pattern of occurrence of cancer in Zimbabwe. I am passionate about cancer as I have lost very close relatives from Cancer of the Gallbladder, Cancer of the Prostate, Kaposi sarcoma to name a few and I also have very close people that that have suffered ...
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Itchy legs

Dealing with itchy legs when running

Dealing with itchy legs when running By Dr Brighton Chireka I promised to walk my talk and start exercising. This other day I was running and enjoying it when suddenly I felt pain and itchiness in my legs . I tried to persevere but the sensation was so overwhelming that I had to stop to scratch my legs . I was annoyed as I was eager to continue with my exercise. What made the situation worse was that no matter how much I scratched my legs , the itchiness did not seem to go away. I know many of us ...
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Cure for HIV infection

A cure for HIV infection reported

A cure for HIV infection reported By Dr Brighton Chireka HIV infection is no longer a death sentence and research continues to find a cure for HIV infection. A 44 year old British man with HIV infection is the first of 50 people to complete a trial treatment designed by scientists and doctors from 5 of British leading universities. The results are so far encouraging as early tests on this British man have shown no sign of the virus following treatment. The study for a cure for HIV infection This study is a big collaborative effort involving 5 leading British ...
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God and doctors

Does God prohibits people from consulting doctors?

Does God prohibits people from consulting doctors? By Dr Brighton Chireka It pains me when I see children and women dying from preventable diseases and God being used as reason why these people refuse to consult the doctors. Does it mean that if we go to the doctors or take medicines we lack faith in God ? Is it an accident that one of the disciples of Paul was a medical doctor. Should people like myself feel bad that we are both physicians and Christians ? As a pastor, we have prayed for a lot of sick people and have ...
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Depression is a disease

Explaining what is Mabayo / Isihlabo

Explaining what is Mabayo /Isihlabo  By Dr Brighton Chireka Mabayo is a Shona word or Isihlabo in Ndebele ,  that is causing a lot of debate among the Zimbabwean community. Questions are being asked as to what actually is "Mabayo". Some have even suggested that it means pneumonia which is chest infection. The question that remain unanswered is if Mabayo is pneumonia why is it that some get it in their lower tummy area? Is it still chest infection when one is getting Mabayo in the groin area. The problem lies in people not understanding Mabayo hence the confusion when ...
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Talking about emergency contraception

Talking about emergency contraception

World contraception day 26th September 2016 talking about emergency contraception  By Dr Brighton Chireka Today is the world contraception day and I am taking this 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 and sex is no different. Emergency contraception does offer a second chance to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed – for example, a condom has ...
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Travelling is good

Travelling is good for our health and wellbeing

Travelling is good for us  By Dr Brighton Chireka Growing up in the rural villages of Zimbabwe, I used to get excited when a trip to visit the capital city, Harare, was being arranged. The night before the trip would be very long as the excitement will be overwhelming. I would be the first one to wake up and be ready to travel before my elders were even awake. The thought of travelling brought happiness and excitement to me. Studies have shown that travelling offers health benefits to our mind , body and soul. We have all travelled and we can ...
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Chocolate

Chocolate good for us ?

So is chocolate good for us after all? By Dr Brighton Chireka Growing up in Zimbabwe my favourite or the only chocolate I could afford was called Chomp. Chomp is a brand of chocolate by Cadbury. During the 1970s Chomp bars were sold in Australia with the catchphrase "Ten cents never tasted so good". This chocolate was affordable so we would buy it each time we get some spare change but we were not allowed to indulge in chocolates. We were rightly told that it was not good for our teeth as it had too much sugar and also that ...
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Tension headaches

Let’s talk about tension headaches

Tension headaches By Dr Brighton Chireka We have or we will all experience some form of headache at some point in our lives. Sometimes we panic fearing for the worst when there is no need for that. The headache that the majority of us experience is tension headache. In most cases we do not need to see a doctor if we have occasional episodes of tension headaches. The big question is how do we know that this headache is tension type and when should we seek urgent medical advice ? I hope this article will be able to answer some ...
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Belvedere medical centre

Belvedere Medical centre putting Zimbabwe on the world map

Belvedere Medical centre putting Zimbabwe on the world map By Dr Brighton Chireka Two weeks ago I flew from Victoria falls to Harare after the ZIMA congress and had a 24hr stop in Harare. I then decided to visit one medical centre in Harare to see how things are run there. I always make it a point that each time I am in Zimbabwe I must visit one health centre and learn more about it. I have visited Parirenyatwa and Harare hospitals and I did travel at one point all the way to Karanda hospital in Mount Darwin. I have ...
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Be honest with your doctor

Be honest with your doctor

Be honest with your doctor By Dr Brighton Chireka The doctor–patient relationship is central to medical practice and is essential for the delivery of a high-quality service. It forms one of the foundations of contemporary medical ethics. Be honest with your doctors as this relationship relies on trust. Trust is considered the corner stone of effective doctor-patient relationships. Without trust patients may well not access services at all, let alone disclose all medically relevant information. Doctors will not be able to offer a safe and effective medical service if patients are not truthful with their medical information. Research has shown ...
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Health of our political leaders

Should we know the health of our political leaders ?

Should we know the health of our political leaders? By Dr Brighton Chireka The question of the public’s right to know about the health of their political leaders versus the leaders’ right to privacy is an ongoing debate worldwide. No country has to my knowledge come up with a proper legislation to address this issue. One would have hoped that countries like America would have clear guidelines yet the truth is that they do not have the code of conduct to deal with the health of their leaders. In America the debate is currently taking place about the health of ...
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Medical tourism

The hidden costs of medical tourism revealed

The hidden costs of medical tourism revealed By Dr Brighton Chireka We all like to travel and spend sometime on holiday. It is good for our health as we cannot work all the time without a break. While on holiday we can combine that trip with our medical treatment. Some just go to overseas countries for medical treatment only. There is now an industry that is catering for people who want to combine their treatment and luxury. Medical Tourism (MT) is that industry. Medical tourism is sometimes described as the best way to enjoy luxury while getting excellent medical treatment ...
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Tear gas

Do we know the effects of tear gas on our health?

Do we know the effects of tear gas on our health? By Dr Brighton Chireka We are witnessing a population that has had enough of the suffering and is now protesting. Sadly the government of Zimbabwe is as usual deploying the riot police fully equipped with tear gas . The main aim is to disperse and frighten the citizens but no attention has been or is being given to the health effects of that tear gas. I have tried to ask some of the riot police if they knew the effects of the gas on themselves and those people they ...
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KISS

Keep It Simple Summary -KISS

Saturday 23rd July, KISS ( Keep It Simple Summary) By Dr Brighton Chireka For those that did not have the time to read our articles this week we covered a very important topic about overworking. As promised Every Saturday I will bring you KISS of all the medical articles that I will have covered in that week. According to many studies , working too much is not good for your body or mind. Most studies conclude that the greater the number of hours worked per year , the greater the likelihood of premature death and poor quality of life ...
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Overworking

Overworking – killing me softly with this work

Overworking - killing me softly with this work By Dr Brighton Chireka I remember dosing off as I was suturing a wound of a patient who had just been involved in a road traffic accident. I had been on call for 72 hours non stop as a Junior doctor and was exhausted. The patient I was suturing felt pity for me and even suggested that I stopped suturing her so that I could get some rest. That was back then and today the situation is still the same as we continue to overwork ourselves. Overworking We could not and cannot ...
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MR PRESIDENT

Our healthcare needs urgent attention Mr President

Our healthcare needs urgent attention Mr President By Dr Brighton Chireka Mr President Mugabe, the 22nd of August 2013 went down in our history as the day you were inaugurated to lead Zimbabwe for another 5 years. Today it's now almost three years and our health system is no better but worse. I am blamed for trying to compare the health system of our country with the best in the world. I still maintain that Zimbabweans are not second class citizens and deserve the best. In my appeal to you as the President of Zimbabwe , I have taken time ...
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Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer demystified

Bowel cancer demystified By Dr Brighton Chireka Bowel cancer is fairly common and it occurs mostly in Caucasians aged over 50. Studies are sadly showing that it is rising in black Africans. If bowel cancer is diagnosed at an early stage , there is a good chance of a cure. If diagnosed late then the less chance that treatment will be curative. Having said that, treatment does often slow the progress of cancer regardless of its stage. I welcome the announcement by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai as it helps in raising awareness about bowel cancer. My prayers goes to Morgan ...
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Rest relax and enjoy

Rest , relax and enjoy

Rest, relax and enjoy more beats! By Bertha Mukodzani  We are forever darting back and forth. Goals to achieve, places to go and problems to solve. Perhaps, we fear that life will pass us by if we don’t get a move on. Imagine the anticipation of an interview. Meeting that girl, the one you’ve been chatting with, for the first time. Nothing at all wrong with having a little bit of adrenaline pumping through our veins, spurring us on. But, the tide works against us when the excitement, the huffing, and puffing prolongs, turning into fatigue. That ‘lean, mean, grilling’ ...
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Mugabe's health

Mugabe’s health, the missing message

Mugabe's health the missing message how to prepare for the health issues we face as we reach the age of President Mugabe By Dr Brighton Chireka President Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the world’s oldest leader. He turned 92 years in February this year and despite his age, he continues to give lengthy speeches in public. However he has had at least a couple of incidences that brought his health into question. One incident was the tripping and another was the reading of the same speech that he had delivered a month before. When these incidents occur I get worried with ...
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World blood donor day

World blood donor day

World Blood Donor Day By Dr Brighton Chireka Today is World Blood Donor Day and this day - 14th June has been celebrated annually since 2004. It's aim has been to improve the safety and adequacy of national blood supplies by promoting a substantial increase in the number of safe , voluntary , unpaid donors who give blood regularly. Voluntary donors play an important role of putting others before themselves and in most cases it's people they do not even know. This is an act of being selfless and today I join hands in thanking these kind people. According to ...
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Health fact of the day

Docbeecee Health fact of the day #docbeeceeHFOTD

docbeecee Health fact of the day #docbeeceeHFOTD By Dr Brighton Chireka #docbeeceeHFOTD. This started on the 1st of June 2016. It tries to cover in just a few lines some health tips. This is to cater for those that do not have time to read long articles or are not interested in the history or the reasoning behind some health facts. The HFOTD is published daily on Facebook page Nothing About Me Without Me 1st June 2016 docbeecee Health Fact Of The Day #docbeeceeHFOTD By Dr Brighton Chireka Morning after pill ( emergency contraception) If you are not planning to have ...
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docbeecee 100th blog

Celebrating our 100th blog post on docbeecee website

Celebrating our 100th blog post By Dr Brighton Chireka 11th August 2015 was when I published my first article about CERVICAL CANCER on this docbeecee blog. Today , 2nd of June 2016 is when I am publishing my 100th post on this blog . This makes it 100 articles in 43 weeks which is at least 2 articles every week. As we reach this milestone, on behalf of our technical team, guest bloggers , I would like to extend our gratitude to you the reader. You are the reason we began this blog and you are the reason we continue to ...
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Drug driving

Drug driving on the rise in United Kingdom

Drug driving arrests on the rise in United Kingdom By Brighton Chireka Last year I wrote an article raising awareness about drug driving and the changes to the law that came into effect in March last year, which saw new road-side drug screening devices introduced. According to data obtained by CONFUSED.COM THROUGH FOI  , drug-driving arrests have increased. In 2015, 1,686 drivers were caught drug-driving, compared with only 738 in 2014 – a rise of approximately 130%. This is very worrying and may I urge people once again to check any medication carefully before going behind the wheel. In short ...
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Acne and pimples

Let’s talk about acne popularly known as pimples

Let's talk about acne popularly known as pimples By Dr Brighton Chireka Acne (popularly known as pimples) is a common skin condition that affects most of us at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch. Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults. About 80% of people aged 11 to 30 are affected by acne. It is most common in girls from the ages of 14 to 17, and in boys from the ages of 16 to 19. It often disappears when a person is in their mid-twenties. Unfortunately in ...
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Medication overuse headache

Medication overuse headache

Medication overuse headache By Dr Brighton Chireka When painkillers are taken frequently to treat headache can, over time, lead to daily or near daily headaches. Overuse of painkillers can cause headache which is called Medication Overuse Headache (MOH). How does Medication Overuse Headache occur? The following is a typical case: This may occur typical if one has headache such as tension headache or migraine. One start to take painkillers to stop the headache and continue to do this. The body becomes used to the painkillers such that a "rebound" or "withdrawal" headache then develops if one does not take the ...
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Write to your MP.

Our health system, write to your MP

Our health system, write to your MP By Dr Brighton Chireka Dr Parirenyatwa was reported in the Herald to have said that our health system needs 8000 nurses yet we have 3000 nurses unemployed. He went on to ask Dr Bimha MP for the area where he was giving the speech, to support him in parliament. Now Central hospitals such as Harare hospital and United Bulawayo Hospitals are cancelling elective operations due to shortages of drugs. This failure to employ our health professionals is not only affecting nurses. This year Zimbabwe has failed to absorb at least 50 doctors who ...
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Healthy eating

Healthy eating , what diet should I follow

Healthy eating , what diet should I follow ? By Dr Brighton Chireka There is a lot of talk about diet and healthy eating. It is confusing to many of us to know the right diet options. There are so many diet options to choose from. I am going to focus my talk on healthy eating and not a particular diet. The principles of a  healthy diet is all we need . It may help to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, HYPERTENSION  , stroke and DIABETES . It may also reduce our risk of developing CANCER. This article ...
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Appreciating nurses week

Nurses week, appreciating work they do

Nurses week May 6th to 12th By Brighton Chireka Nurses week started on the 6th May and will end on the 12th. I saw it fit to write something about nurses. Nurses are the frontline of all health systems world over. They are often not appreciated by both their employers and patients . Employers do not focus on whether patients received good carer , they just want to know if patients perceived they received good care . When it comes to safety , it is hoped that no patients are harmed. No one bothers to look at harm caused to ...
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Beat disease by Bertha

Beat disease

Beat Disease By Bertha Mukodzani Join me in welcoming our guest blogger Bertha Mukodzani who is a Nurse Practitioner and an Author. In this article she looks at how we can beat diseases. This is a very important topic that she is addressing and I urge you to read on and be empowered. Do not forget to share the article with your friends. Beat Disease When it comes to disease, prevention is always better than cure. However, we can’t deny the fact that diseases are here to stay. Our lifestyle choices, our genetic disposition or indeed the climate in which ...
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Miscarriage

Miscarriage can happen to anyone

Miscarriage can happen to anyone Help me I am miscarrying! By Dr Brighton Chireka It is a worrying time for those involved when a miscarriage happens. A lot of questions are asked and sadly at times women are wrongly blamed for it. Surprisingly miscarriages are much more common that most people realise. It is estimated that among women who know they are pregnant one in six of these pregnancies with end in miscarriage. It may be a surprise to most of us that many more miscarriages occur before a women is even aware she has become pregnant. Losing three or ...
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Lower back pain

Management of Lower back pain

Let's talk about lower back pain By Dr Brighton Chireka Back pain is a common problem that affects most of us at some point in our lives. Back pain does bring a lot of fear in some people but the fact is that the majority of lower back pain does not have specific causes , it is non specific. Most cases of this back pain get better on their own and you may not need to see a doctor. Many of us stop going to work when in actual fact we should be going to work when we get this ...
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Lorraine Chinouriri

Interview with Lorraine Chinouriri

An interview with Lorraine Chinouriri By Dr Brighton Chireka  I had an opportunity to interview Lorraine Chinouriri as part of my endeavour to see what some of the people in our community are doing about their health. Lorraine Chinouriri is a Presenter, Model and Entrepreneur. Born in Zimbabwe, her family relocated to the UK when she was aged 10 and she quickly established her first business aged 14. At the age of 19, she was mentored by top business owners as a mentee with Croydon Enterprise and started a Youth Recruitment Agency aged only 20. Lorraine pitched her business idea ...
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ZANU PF MANIFESTO ON HEALTH

ZANU PF MANIFESTO ON HEALTH

ZANU PF MANIFESTO ON HEALTH By Dr Brighton Chireka We are now about 2 years away from another general election and soon we will be reading manifestos from different political parties. I have started the ball rolling by looking at what we were promised before the 2013 general election. Very few of us and me included read these manifestos but we should read them. They give us a basis to engage with our political parties and also allow us the opportunity to influence things. This only comes if we have a committed leadership that value the contributions of its population ...
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Partner of patient

Partner of a patient needs our attention

Partner of the patient needs our attention as well. By Dr Brighton Chireka I went to visit a patient who was dying and I made arrangements for end of life medication to be put in place and then took the partner of the patient aside. I could see that the partner was exhausted but was maintaining a brave face. I then said to the partner , " how are you coping - yourself? The partner looked down and remained silent . I stretched my hand and touched the partner's hand and looked directly into the patient's partner's face and said ...
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Children and Parental illness

Children and Parental illness

Children and Parental illness By Dr Brighton Chireka "Children and parental illness needs our attention. It may not be possible to control the reality of illness but it is possible to make a big difference in how our kids tolerate it and carry on with their lives regardless of the outcome of our illness", says Dr Chireka Children and parental illness is a very sensitive topic which we rarely talk about. I would like to thank team Carol for raising this issue about children and parental illness. It is important for the ill parent to understand their own feelings before ...
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My Pad

Celebrating Zimbabwe, My Pads story

Celebrating Zimbabwe, My Pads story By Dr Brighton Chireka In my research on health issues about Zimbabwe, I came across My Pads website. This website reminded me of my primary school days. It was in 1985 when I was doing my grade 6 at Chindotwe Primary School in Musana area, that I witnessed a sad scenario about the issue of "My Pad." We were in the middle of the lesson when one girl had her first period and messed her clothes. The boys, I included; in our ignorance, laughed at the girl. The poor girl had to go home, and ...
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Dr Brighton Chireka on health quotes

Dr Brighton Chireka on health quotes

Interesting quotes on health by Dr Brighton Chireka There are engaging quotes on health which I would like to share with you. I welcome your contribution to this list so that we can have an even more appealing list. I cannot claim to be the original owner of some quotes hence putting that "I have modified them." I have also tried to find the owners of some quotes and put their names next to their quotes. Hope you find them interesting and learn something in the process. Message from Dr Brighton Chireka: Thank you for the debate on our health ...
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Unite to end Tuberculosis

Let’s Unite to End Tuberculosis

Let's  Unite to End Tuberculosis (TB) By Dr Brighton Chireka Each year , we recognise world Tuberculosis (TB) day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes Tuberculosis (TB). The theme of world TB day 2016 is "Unite to End TB" . I invite you to "Unite with me to End TB" by sharing this article with as many people as you can . We want it to reach many people. Tuberculosis can affect anyone at anytime so we need to be aware ...
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Smelly feet

Smelly feet are not fun for anyone

Smelly feet are not fun for anyone By Brighton Chireka Smelly feet are not fun for anyone but there is no need to worry as it can be prevented. Most of us have had smelly feet at one point in our lives. We know how annoying or embarrassing it can be. Be it in the bus , commuter omnibus or a public gathering smelly feet can be off-putting. Any foot movement can let the bad odour out of the shoes. I can remember at high school having smelly feet and not knowing what to do. Shoes would have to be ...
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Athlete's foot

Athlete’s foot needs our attention

Athlete's foot or tinea pedis By Dr Brighton Chireka  Athlete's foot is a rash caused by a fungus that usually appears between the toes. In athlete's foot the skin may be itchy , red, scaly , dry , cracked or blistered. Athlete's feet is called tinea pedis medically and is usually not serious. Having said that it should be treated as it can cause smelly feet and can spread to other parts of the body or other people. Around 15 to 25 % of people are likely to have athlete's foot You may want to read first about smelly feet ...
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Vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge what you need to know

Vaginal discharge what you need to know By Dr Brighton Chireka Vaginal discharge is a very common problem for most women. Vaginal discharge can be normal physiological or abnormal due to other problems. Most women get worried as they try to find answers. I have heard some saying that they are not sexual active so why should they have vaginal discharge. Some go to the extend of using detergents to clean their private parts. Is that really necessary? This article is going to address these burning questions that most women have with regard to vaginal discharge. In the UK the ...
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Sugar tax and the need to reduce sugar

A sugar tax of sugary sweetened drinks

A sugar tax on sugary sweetened drinks By Dr Brighton Chireka A sugar tax has been announced by George Osborne the UK Chancellor on sugary drinks. Under the sugar tax plans, soft drinks companies will pay a levy on drinks with added sugar from April 2018. The sugar tax will not be levied on milk-based drinks or fruit juices. The sugar tax will be imposed on soft drinks company producing drinks containing more than a teaspoon of added sugar per 100ml. The sugar tax will be levied in two bands: A higher band for sugary drinks containing more than 8g ...
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