Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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Meningitis outbreak kills 745 people in Nigeria

Meningitis outbreak kills 745 people in Nigeria

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic ...

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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 – Nigeria

Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 – Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria has killed at least 140 people, officials say. It has been reported over the last week in six states and has so far infected ...

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Spinach can be good for your heart

Spinach can be good for your heart

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in ...

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African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa. Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics. ...

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Doctors could save SA economy in excess of R4-billion per annum

Doctors could save SA economy in excess of R4-billion per annum

Despite the fact that the use of generic medicine has increased over time, many healthcare practitioners in South Africa continue to prescribe expensive brand-name medication when ...

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Condoms are ‘Always in Fashion’ – International Condom Day 2017

Condoms are ‘Always in Fashion’ – International Condom Day 2017

Today marks World Condom Day. This year’s theme is 'Always in Fashion' and has been localised in different countries. The theme’s drive is to build people’s confidence in condoms. ...

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Historic commitment made to advance immunisation in Africa

Historic commitment made to advance immunisation in Africa

Yesterday, Heads of State from across Africa adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunisation in Africa, in which they endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunisation, a h ...

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Cholera epidemic hits Angola

Cholera epidemic hits Angola

Ten people have died since mid-December when a cholera epidemic hit three provinces in the far north of Angola. Angola Health Minister Luis Sambo announced after a Council of Mini ...

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Kenya blocks chicken from Uganda amid flu reports

Kenya blocks chicken from Uganda amid flu reports

Kenya has banned importation of live birds and chicken products from Uganda following a confirmed outbreak of Bird Flu in the neighbouring country on Sunday evening. Chief Veterin ...

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Inadequate funds blocking malaria research – WHO

Inadequate funds blocking malaria research – WHO

The latest WHO report on the state of malaria in the world says inadequate of funds is a major speed brake to ongoing research in the fight against malaria. Since 2010 and until l ...

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