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US opioid epidemic rippling through healthcare system: CDC

December 22, 2017 2:40 am
US opioid epidemic rippling through healthcare system: CDC

Ambulance medics care for a man in his 40’s who was found unresponsive after overdosing on an opioid in the Boston suburb of Salem, Massachusetts, August 9, 2017. (Reuters photo) The US drug epidemic is overwhelming the country’s healthcare system, causing a spike in rates of hepatitis C virus related […]

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Doctors Without Borders warn that millions of Yemenis in desperate health situation

October 30, 2017 11:13 pm
Doctors Without Borders warn that millions of Yemenis in desperate health situation

A Yemeni child suspected of being infected with cholera is checked by a doctor at a makeshift hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the northern district of Abs in Yemen’s Hajjah province, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned […]

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Doctors Without Borders warn that millions of Yemenis in desperate health situation

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Doctors Without Borders warn that millions of Yemenis in desperate health situation

A Yemeni child suspected of being infected with cholera is checked by a doctor at a makeshift hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the northern district of Abs in Yemen’s Hajjah province, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned […]

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World Health Organization likely to cancel Yemen cholera vaccine shipment

July 12, 2017 10:30 pm
World Health Organization likely to cancel Yemen cholera vaccine shipment

The photo taken on June 13, 2017 shows a Yemeni infant suspected of being infected with cholera receiving treatment at a hospital in the capital Sana’a. (AFP photo) The World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that a pre-planned shipment of cholera vaccines to Yemen is likely to be cancelled over […]

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Kenya first country in Africa to use latest generic AIDS drug

June 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Kenya first country in Africa to use latest generic AIDS drug

A picture taken on November 10, 2015 shows a community health worker screening a patient in Ndiwa, Homa Bay County. (Photo by AFP) Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday. Kenya’s […]

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British Medical Association slams government’s health policy

June 26, 2017 1:45 pm
British Medical Association slams government’s health policy

The British Medical Association (BMA) Chairman, Mark Porter (File photo) The British Medical Association (BMA) has accused the government of deliberately ignoring concerns about the country’s crisis-hit health service. The BMA said on Monday that the health service was at breaking point and concerns were being willfully ignored by ministers. […]

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Cholera has killed 242 in Yemen: World Health Organization

May 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Cholera has killed 242 in Yemen: World Health Organization

A Yemeni man suspected of being infected with cholera receives treatment at a hospital in the capital Sana’a on May 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization says 242 people have been killed due to an outbreak of cholera that has engulfed war-torn Yemen, with about 23,500 other […]

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Brazil declares end to health emergency caused by Zika epidemy

May 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Brazil declares end to health emergency caused by Zika epidemy

A mother holds her Zika-infected four-month-old female baby as they wait for medical examinations at the State Brain Institute (IEC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Brazil has declared the end of a national emergency that had been issued over a Zika epidemic in the country […]

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700 dead, 1.8 million infected with Malaria in Burundi

March 14, 2017 10:30 pm
700 dead, 1.8 million infected with Malaria in Burundi

The file photo shows a health worker attending to a child infected with Malaria in Burundi. Malaria has killed hundreds of people and infected close to two million in Burundi as the government struggles to contain a rising epidemic. Burundi’s Health Minister Josiane Nijimbere said on Monday that “some 700 […]

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The Neanderthal Diet: Woolly rhino, sheep, mushrooms and moss

March 9, 2017 9:07 am
The Neanderthal Diet: Woolly rhino, sheep, mushrooms and moss

Work in the Tunnel of Bones cave, where 12 Neanderthal specimens dating around 49,000 years ago have been recovered. Photos / AP If it’s true that “you are what you eat,” then there is perhaps no better way to understand someone than by looking at his or her teeth. Especially […]

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Nearly 200,000 protesters rally in London to protest privatization of UK’s healthcare services

March 5, 2017 3:30 pm
Nearly 200,000 protesters rally in London to protest privatization of UK’s healthcare services

Nearly 200,000 protesters took to the streets of the British capital London to voice their opposition to National Health Service (NHS) cuts and the privatization of Britain’s healthcare services. Crowds of protesters carried banners and placards during the Saturday rally, which was organized by Unite trade union. Demonstrators chanted slogans […]

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Failing health system leaves millions of Yemenis disease-prone: WHO

February 23, 2017 10:10 pm
Failing health system leaves millions of Yemenis disease-prone: WHO

Yemeni infants suffering from malnutrition wait for treatment in the hallway of a medical center in Bani Hawat, on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sana’a, on January 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a deepening health crisis in Yemen, which is under Saudi […]

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Top 5 common myths about the ageing brain and body

February 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Top 5 common myths about the ageing brain and body

Will you still be able to do the crossword when you’re 80? Yep, better than ever, probably. Photo / 123RF The world’s population is ageing. The number of adults aged 65 and over is increasing, as is the proportion of the population they represent. However, there are a number of […]

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How the bacteria Salmonella could be used to fight tumour cells

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How the bacteria Salmonella could be used to fight tumour cells

Genetically-modified salmonella could be used to destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Photo / 123RF The bacteria that cause food poisoning could be used to kill cancer, medical experts said yesterday. A genetically-altered form of salmonella has been developed that will attack tumour cells but leave healthy cells […]

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Amazing face transplant recipient hails staggering results just eight months after surgery

February 18, 2017 6:00 am
Amazing face transplant recipient hails staggering results just eight months after surgery

He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. His father and his brother, joined by several doctors and nurses […]

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