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Simpler and effective HIV treatment shows lasting health impact among pregnant women in Dar es-Salaam Expert explains how families in another region in Tanzania have benefitted from the intervention Pregnant women living with HIV who were put on early...
Tougher action required; including cutting down prices of healthy foods but making junk foods more expensive to limit consumption Expert explains impact of lifestyle-related diseases on individual economy, appeals for early interventions Reports show lifestyle-related diseases...
Ornament or remedy? A plant with sweet-smelling white pink and sometimes blue flowers, known as the Madagascar periwinkle, is popular in homes and gardens across the world as a decoration.  Scientists named it Catharanthus roseus—the species of an evergreen...
As more countries continue reporting the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant across the world, Africa must leverage its expertise in genomic studies to boost the capacity of studying the genetic characteristics of the virus and step up surveillance,...
A COVID-19 test now costs $100(TSh231, 900) for Tanzanians travelling abroad as well as tourists visiting or leaving the country, the government said in its latest guidelines. Residents were initially required to pay TSh40, 000 for the test. The cost...
Alcohol consumption is escalating in Africa due to aggressive marketing strategies particularly targeting young people, researchers say in a review which calls for urgent interventions on boozing in many parts of the continent. Producers of alcohol often use inspirational messages...
You’ve visited the hospital with a nagging swelling on your skin. Your doctor suggests that a small part of the swelling will be sliced off so that a specialist can examine it and establish what you are actually suffering...
Monitoring, screening and administering preventive treatment to individuals who have been in contact with patients newly diagnosed with leprosy, helps curtail transmission of the bacterial infection, potentially reducing the global disease burden, a study says. Researchers say they have evaluated...
Clinicians have been urged to consider recommending a COVID-19 test for patients who happen to be diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)—a potentially life-threatening illness that develops when a person’s immune system attacks their own nerves. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is often triggered...
Measures to improve health workers’ behavior and supply of protective gears are urgently needed at health facilities in Tanzania to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, says a study which warns health systems against becoming breeding grounds of infectious...