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Obama and McCain at loggerheads on big issues

Obama and McCain at loggerheads on big issues

Two weeks ago I expressed the naive hope that a US presidential contest between John McCain and Barack Obama might be a cut above...
Israel refuses critically ill patients from Gaza

Israel refuses critically ill patients from Gaza

Ahmed al-Baghdadi's doctors said he must leave the Gaza Strip and travel to Israel to receive urgent life-saving medical care if he hopes to...
Lung cancer : Genetic or Smoke induced ?

Lung cancer : Genetic or Smoke induced ?

Is it possible to be genetically predisposed to lung cancer? The answer seems to be “yes”. Why do some smokers develop lung cancer, while others...
Analysing telephone use while driving

Analysing telephone use while driving

Phoning while driving must stop once and for all. Just listening to a telephone conversation while driving can lead to a loss of concentration…...
AIDS

World Banks aims to continue its fight against AIDS in Africa

A new World Bank report launched Wednesday said African countries must continue to champion HIV prevention efforts to slow and reverse the rate of...
Zambia seizes corrupt properties in Belgium to fund health sector

Zambia seizes corrupt properties in Belgium to fund health sector

The Zambian government has disclosed it earned about 13.6 billion Kwacha from the sale of seized properties and that the money will be spent...
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Health Ministers to discuss pharmaceutical industries in Africa

The ministers of health of the African Union (AU) member countries will meet 17 May in Geneva, Switzerland, at a special session alongside the...
Women more prone to diabetes than men …

Women more prone to diabetes than men …

The fact that diabetes increases the risk of heart disease – and therefore cardiovascular disease – is nothing new. But what is new is...
Researchers from Canada and Uganda breakthrough on new malaria drug

Researchers from Canada and Uganda breakthrough on new malaria drug

Canadian and Ugandan researchers at Makerere University said they had recorded a breakthrough in their search for new drugs to treat malaria, noting that...
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Higher pneumonia prevalence among Senegalese children

The Director of the Institute for Training and Research on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (IPDSR), Guélaye Sall, has said that acute breathing infections...
The poor stand to lose from anti-patent crusades

The poor stand to lose from anti-patent crusades

Should poor governments be allowed to break drug patents for humanitarian reasons? That question is front-and-center at a major public health conference sponsored by...
Indoor pollution worse than outdoor pollution

Indoor pollution worse than outdoor pollution

Shut away snugly inside our homes and our workplaces we may think we are safe from pollution … but we’d be wrong. In fact,...
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Africa reports significant progress in community-directed health care

African scientists Monday unveiled a new research that shows a doubling of treatment coverage of children suffering from malaria, when delivery of drugs was...
Marijuana and Tobacco :  Discovering the new highs

Marijuana and Tobacco : Discovering the new highs

Marijuana and tobacco are an explosive combination for the lungs. It appears that regular tobacco smokers who also use marijuana run a considerably increased risk of...
Ethiopia and Kenya announce breakthrough against malaria – UNICEF

Ethiopia and Kenya announce breakthrough against malaria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has confirmed the efficiency of mosquito nets treated with insecticide, indicating that its use had trebled since 2003...
Dilemma of a black woman who wanted to be light skinned

Dilemma of a black woman who wanted to be light skinned

A British medical team recounts the misfortunes of a young woman of African origin who was obsessed about the colour of her skin. She...
Counterfeit Chinese made malaria medicines putting lives at risk

Counterfeit Chinese made malaria medicines putting lives at risk

A time bomb has recently been unearthed in China. An international team coordinated by INTERPOL has discovered a huge trade in counterfeit malaria drugs:...
The health of Nigerian President Yar’Adua creates uproar

The health of Nigerian President Yar’Adua creates uproar

Nigeria's main opposition Action Congress (AC) party has criticised the federal government for mismanaging the information on the health of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who...
Blackmen around the world victims of HIV spread

Blackmen around the world victims of HIV spread

"Although treatment with antiretroviral agents has proven a very effective way to improve the health and survival of infected individuals, as we discuss here,...
Research shows obesity and cancer related to gender

Research shows obesity and cancer related to gender

It seems that there is a close link between the risk of developing certain forms of cancer and an increase in our body mass...
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Tanzania reduces child mortality rates

Tanzania is on course to achieve one of the main targets of the UN anti-poverty goals on reducing child deaths as a result of...
Kenya : Cholera outbreak kills 59

Kenya : Cholera outbreak kills 59

A cholera outbreak in Kenya has killed 59 people and lef t 1,200 people hospitalised over the last two months, affecting 16 different districts...
Foot and Mouth disease discovered in Mozambique

Foot and Mouth disease discovered in Mozambique

The dreaded Foot and mouth disease has been detected in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza, reports Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". The...
Why more babies are snoring

Why more babies are snoring

According to a new British study, 10% of children under the age of 4 snore every night. In fact, only 40% of children are free...
More young girls getting infected by older men

More young girls getting infected by older men

Though Africa is making good progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the epidemic threatens more the growth and survival of teenage girls than young...
Jimmy Carter’s fight for guinea worm eradication in Ghana

Jimmy Carter’s fight for guinea worm eradication in Ghana

Former United States President Jimmy Carter, who is waging a war on Guinea worm in the world, on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the acceleration...
FIFA opens first medical centre for football in Africa

FIFA opens first medical centre for football in Africa

The inauguration of the first FIFA medical centre of excellence on African soil on Monday means football players on the continent will now know...
Deadly cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Deadly cholera outbreak in Nigeria

At least 35 people have died of cholera in the capital of Benue State, Madurdi, and the town of Oturkpo. Both areas have a...
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AfDB and Japan to build hospitals in Africa

At least three hospitals will soon be built in Africa thanks to a funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the head of the...
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AU to ensure success of special summit on water

The African Union (AU) would do all it can to ensure the success of its special summit on water and sanitation in Africa slated...