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Medicine Treats Fatal Genetic Disease — for $2M

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and kills nearly all of...
April 15 is the day tobacco companies pay $9 billion for tobacco illnesses, but is it enough?

April 15 is the day tobacco companies pay $9 billion for tobacco illnesses, but...

Source: Charles Betley, Senior Policy Analyst, University of Maryland, Baltimore County / The Conversation April 15 is Tax Day in...
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Uganda: Kamuli Registers 7,000 Teenage Mothers in 2018

By Philip Wafula & Opio Sam CalebKamuli — The recently released Kamuli District Annual Deliveries Report shows that of 35,509 deliveries in 2018, 7,070...
New cholesterol study may lead you to ask: Pass the eggs, or pass on the eggs?

New cholesterol study may lead you to ask: Pass the eggs, or pass on...

Source: Brent Fountain, Associate Extension Professor of Human Nutrition, Mississippi State University / The Conversation What is brunch with eggs of some sort? ...
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South Africa: Makana Water Saga – EC Government Awaiting Consolidated Report On Work Done...

By Sesona NgqakambaThe Eastern Cape provincial government is awaiting a consolidated report by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and charity organisation Gift...
If my measles shot was years ago, am I still protected? 5 questions answered

If my measles shot was years ago, am I still protected? 5 questions answered

Source: Eyal Amiel, Assistant Professor of Biomedicine and Health Sciences, University of Vermont / The Conversation As the measles outbreaks...
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Malawi: NTP Establishes About 2000 Sputum Collective Points

By Gladys KamakandaLilongwe — National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (NTP) has disclosed that the establishment of 2000 sputum collection points in the country has...
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Nigeria Poised to Be Declared Polio-Free in Six Months – Agency

By Nike AdebowaleThe Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, says Nigeria will be declared polio-free in the next...
Brain scans help shed light on the PTSD brain, but they cannot diagnose PTSD

Brain scans help shed light on the PTSD brain, but they cannot diagnose PTSD

Source: Arash Javanbakht, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University / The Conversation Celebrities and public figures have recently been...

Students Worldwide Protest Inaction on Climate Change

Thousands of school students in Australia and New Zealand took to the streets Friday, initiating an international day of protests against the lack of...
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Seychelles: ‘Don’t Waste, Eat!’ Programme Delivers 200 Kg of Food to 35 Families in...

Over 200 kg of food was distributed to around 35 families in the Seychelles' eastern Mahe district of Roche Caiman on Sunday as part...
When is dead really dead? Study on pig brains reinforces that death is a vast gray area

When is dead really dead? Study on pig brains reinforces that death is a...

Source: Katharina Busl, Associate Professor, Neurology. Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology, University of Florida / The Conversation ...
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Tanzania: Government to Build Cancer Facility in Mbeya

By Hellen NachilongoDar es Salaam — The government is planning to build a cancer hospital in Mbeya in Region to reduce the number of...
No cure for Alzheimer's disease in my lifetime

No cure for Alzheimer’s disease in my lifetime

Source: Norman A. Paradis, Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth College / The Conversation Biogen recently announced that it was abandoning its...
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Nigeria: Can Nigeria Achieve Malaria Elimination?

By Zuwaira HashimWorld Malaria Day is celebrated across the globe on April 25 every year. It is a day to draw public attention to...
Recalls of medical devices and drugs are up

Recalls of medical devices and drugs are up

Source: George Ball, Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University / The Conversation From...
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Nigeria: Lagos Dismisses Allegation of Sabotage Against Polio Vaccination

The Lagos State Government has clarified that no Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) was engaged in the recent vaccination against polio campaign in the state. The state...
Just 16 minutes of sleep loss can harm work concentration the next day

Just 16 minutes of sleep loss can harm work concentration the next day

Source: Soomi Lee, Assistant Professor of Aging Studies, University of South Florida / The Conversation Have you had a less-than-stellar...
People with traumatic brain injury, who often lose empathy, can regain it with treatment

People with traumatic brain injury, who often lose empathy, can regain it with treatment

Source: Dawn Neumann, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, IUPUI / The Conversation Most people can easily determine when...
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Tanzania: Ignorance Blamed for Surging Maternal, Infant Mortality Rates in Mwanza

By Jonathan MusaMwanza — Public health officials have blamed ignorance of expectant mothers on the importance of going for early checkups and diagnosis to...
Why some doctors are prescribing a day in the park or a walk on the beach for good health

Why some doctors are prescribing a day in the park or a walk on...

Source: Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University / The Conversation Taking a walk on a wooded path,...
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Zimbabwe: Water Meters – a Vital Water Management Tool

The use of water meters or other acceptable measuring devices has always been key aspect in water resources management. While many people, especially those...

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