Giant Rats Expand Tuberculosis Fight in Tanzania

Giant Rats Expand Tuberculosis Fight in Tanzania

The use of giant rats to sniff out the potentially deadly disease tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania is set to nearly double by the end of the year thanks to successful detection rates, a charity who trains them said Thursday. African giant pouched rats, which are taught to detect TB using...

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Many Treated in Battle Against Painful Tropical Diseases.

Many Treated in Battle Against Painful Tropical Diseases.

A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world’s poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years, a report said on Thursday. More than one billion people were treated in 2016 for painful infections, such as sleeping sickness...

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Deadly Disease Rips Through South Africa.

Deadly Disease Rips Through South Africa.

Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, said 557 Listeriosis cases had been recorded in South African hospitals between January and November 2017, raising alarm bells throughout the sector. Thirty-six people have been confirmed dead already. The findings follow an investigation by the Department of Health, which had been sparked by reports...

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Malawi women try out new HIV prevention ring.

Malawi women try out new HIV prevention ring.

With HIV infection rates continuing to grow in the southern African country of Malawi, the women have decided that something needs to be done. As a result, a number of women have signed up to trial a new aid designed to prevent the transmission of HIV. The device is a...

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Leaving your kids with grandparents could increase their cancer risk.

Leaving your kids with grandparents could increase their cancer risk.

Leaving your kids with their grandparents could be bad for their health and may even increase their risk of cancer, scientists have warned. Grandmothers and grandfathers spoil their grandchildren with sweet ‘treats’ and massive helpings of fattening food, a new review claims. They also allow them to laze about inside,...

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Report to duty immediately or face disciplinary action – Minister

Report to duty immediately or face disciplinary action – Minister

  The Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng directed all Health Workers in Uganda and the General Public that the strike by Uganda Medical Association is illegal and All Medical Workers who were misled to join the strike must resume duty with immediate effect. The minister said this while...

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Ministry of Health Releases Statement on doctors’ strike.

Ministry of Health Releases Statement on doctors’ strike.

Ugandan doctors started a strike on Monday the 6th. November. 2017 declared by the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) . The strike has put a halt on all the health services at all wards in different hospitals, with patients left without medical help in all public hospitals in the country. Doctors...

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Sugarcane Juice: The health benefits of this drink are amazing.

Sugarcane Juice: The health benefits of this drink are amazing.

Enjoyed for its sweetness, sugarcane juice is one of those rare gifts from Nature whose health benefits cannot be overemphasized. The juice, which is one of a kind, is loaded with abundant carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium and also contains vitamins A, B-complex, and C....

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5 Things Every Girl Should Know About Her Vaginal Health

5 Things Every Girl Should Know About Her Vaginal Health

We spend hours together cleansing, oiling and treating our hair, face, nails and feet in the effort to keep them healthy. But there’s one body part we don’t pay too much attention to when we really should and that’s our vagina. It is responsible for smooth menses, sexual well-being and...

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Patient commits suicide over affliction in Bayelsa.

Patient commits suicide over affliction in Bayelsa.

According to a report by Vanguard, the patient, who is one of those being managed at the isolation facility of the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), committed suicide on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Eleven persons were suspected to have been affected by the disease on October 4, 2017 in...

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