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March 29, 2017

Malaria kills 150 in Zimbabwe

At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said on Monday.

“We have seen increased cases of malaria due to the more rains received this year that increased the breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” Joseph Mberikunashe, malaria director in the ministry of health, told AFP.

Mberikunashe said 151 deaths and 89,261 malaria cases had been recorded in the past two months following heavy rains, which also caused deadly floods.

He said that while a rise in malaria cases was expected after the rains, some of the deaths may have been caused by delays in seeking medical [...]

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March 28, 2017

Local Lentil Burgers Recipe from PnP

Lentil burgers

A far healthier alternative to meat! They are certainly worth a try!

Less than 1 hour


Recipe Type: Mains


Main Ingredients

1 tbsp. non-stick olive oil cooking spray 1 PnP onion, finely chopped 2 PnP garlic cloves crushed 2 tbsp. nomu Egyptian dukkah 1 can large lentils 2 tsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 125 ml fresh breadcrumbs 1 disc PnP feta, crumbled 1 pinch PnP salt 1 extra-large PnP egg, lightly beaten 1 dash PnP vegetable oil, for frying



Heat olive oil in a pan and gently sauté onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Add dukkah spice and fry for a further 2 minutes [...]
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March 23, 2017

Dr. Oz’s Top 10 Health and Fitness Tips of All Time (Health Tips)

Take the doc’s advice to look and feel your best for life

Get Strong, Not Skinny

Illness or injury may often be the instigator, but frailty is what kills us, says Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and host of The Dr. Oz Show. Our bodies can’t recover as well if we’re not strong, which is why he recommends a balanced workout plan that includes strength, cardio, and flexibility training.

This doesn’t mean you need to spend hours in the gym each week. The busy doctor has no problem fitting in his seven-minute workout every morning (check out the full routine here), which he says is better for you than the occasional hour-long gym [...]

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March 23, 2017

Dogs use same parts of brain as humans to process language

A recent study shows that dogs process words with the left hemisphere and use the right hemisphere to process intonation, just like humans.

Scientists have found that dogs use the same brain areas as humans to process language.

A study published in the journal Science showed that dogs process words with the left hemisphere and use the right hemisphere to process intonation.

Dogs register that they are being praised only if the words and intonation match, lighting up both brain areas.

This appears to confirm what many dog owners [...]

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