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Health news

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to healthy baby boy weighing 8lb 6oz

An overjoyed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, and the nation celebrates the birth of a future

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Traditional healer allegedly cures 150 people of HIV/AIDS

Traditional healer Samuel Chikurupati Mushonga, 73, claims he has cured over 150 people of HIV/AIDS since December 2012. Mushonga, popularly known as Dr Muzenda, from Nyamadzawo

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Waiting To Die - State Of Emergency Healthcare In Ghana - Video

Every minute counts when it comes to emergency healthcare delivery. In some instances the difference between survivors and the dead depends on how fast or late

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UN Launches Mobile Phone Health Plan in Africa

Imagine getting a text message telling you when and how to take your diabetes medication. Or a voice mail reminding you of your next mammogram.

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Traditional Ceremonies Complicate Fight Against Teen Pregnancies

DEEP inside the district of Muheza in Tanga Region, local residents have a ngoma tradition during which they celebrate events like weddings, initiation ceremonies and

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Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign to Start

El-Geneina — The Federal Health Minister, Bahr Abu Garda, announced the start of the vaccination campaign against the yellow fever epidemic in Darfur on Tuesday

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Growing Concerns Over 'Airborne' String of Ebola

Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus

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Uganda: Men Attempt to Reduce Their Beer Bellies

They booze till dawn and munch kilos of roast meat daily. And before they know it, these men look like they have swallowed a pot,

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Cape Town: Mother and Baby Put to the Test

Cape Town — In July, we reported on a clinic in Cape Town, South Africa, that has defied the country's distressing trend over the past

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Systemic Decay In Nigeria's Healthcare System

The recent report credited to the President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele, that over 5,000 Nigerians travel to India and other

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98 Die and 458 Infected With Rare Sickness

Central Darfur — According to news reports 98 citizens have died and another 458 have been infected as a result of an unknown fever over

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725,000 Ghanaians Suffer From Mental Disorders

Professor Joseph Bediako Asare, former Chief Psychiatrist of the Ministry of Health, has said about 725,000 Ghanaians are suffering from severe mental disorders. Another group of

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Artificial Virginity? Alum Stone 'Restores' the Female Organ

“The white stone does not only cleanse my vagina, it also tightens it. So much so that to my boyfriend it feels as though I’m

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Tropical Diseases Spread With Flooding, De-Worming Efforts in Sahel Region

Countries gripped by a hunger crisis in West Africa's Sahel region urgently need additional help to combat a series of intestinal-worm and other Neglected Tropical

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Unaprotected Intercourse Rampant in Tanzania

A RECENT survey by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare shows that prostitutes or Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Dar es Salaam attract more

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Government's Starvation Warfare Against Its Own People

South Kordofan — Food security conditions in South Kordofan, Sudan are dramatically declining, and malnutrition among children in the rebel-held areas of the conflict-torn state

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Urgent Calls to Combat Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Cape Town — In the face of the growing threat of tuberculosis that is resistant to standard medication, researchers are calling for renewed efforts to

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Court Grants Infertile Nigerian Couple Custody of 'Scam' Baby

A Nigerian couple who could not bear children received some relief Thursday in a London High Court when Mr. Justice Coleridge ruled that the couple

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Will Circumcision Alter Behavior or Reinforce Machismo?

A mood of sober curiosity as dozens of men - young and old-waited for their turn on the surgical table in order to have their

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Sitting for Long Periods Could Cause Health Problems

Sitting for long periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, researchers suggest. The scientists from Leicester and Loughborough Universities say harm is done

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Recall of Tanzania Fake HIV Drugs

An investigation into the circulation of fake HIV drugs in Tanzania could lead to criminal prosecutions, the health minister has told the BBC. Dr Hussein Mwinyi

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Bullet in Baby's Head Yet to Be Removed, 49 Days After

Maiduguri — The stray bullet which hit 15 months old baby, Shuaibu Mahmud, in Maiduguri on Sallah day is yet to be removed. The father of

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Combating Child Malnutrition in Madagascar

Antananarivo — About half of Madagascar's children under the age of five are stunted - the irreversible effect of undernourishment during the first 1,000 days

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$195M Shortfall in Funding Hampers Nigeria's Fight Against Polio Eradication

FRESH facts have emerged that Nigeria's polio eradication drive is being confronted by a $195.83 million shortfall in funds to meet up operational costs and

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Misery of 'Prayer Camps' for Mentally Disabled

Accra — Doris Appiah, 57, has bipolar disorder. In her early twenties, she was sent to an overcrowded psychiatric hospital followed by a "prayer camp"

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Will Circumcision Change Behavior or Reinforce Machismo?

A mood of sober curiosity as dozens of men - young and old-waited for their turn on the surgical table in order to have their

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MSF May Suspend Services in S. Sudan's Pibor Over Escalating Violence

Nairobi — Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says some 160,000 people in the South Sudanese county of Pibor, in Jonglei State, could be left

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Malawi Must Improve Survival Rates Among Newborns

Blantyre — Malawi's progress on child survival - as highlighted by the United Nations children's fund, Unicef - obscures a failure to cut deaths among

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'Tragic and Catastrophic' Medical Services in Darfur Region

El-Fasher — The Minister of Health from the Darfur Regional Authority, Osman Al-Bushra, told Radio Dabanga that health and medical services in all five states

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Cure Molecule Discovered for 'Malaria in Mice'

Cape Town — Researchers say they have identified a possible single-dose malaria cure molecule, with the potential to cure millions of people and, it is

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