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  • Kenya:Perspective Healthcare Partners With Korean Company in Fight Against Malaria
    on June 22, 2018 at 5:31 am

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Shin Poong Pharm, in partnership with Perspective Healthcare, has today launched a new ACT in the fight against Malaria that demonstrated high cure rates and provides a long-term protection with less reinfection. […]

  • South Africa:'The Rich Will Subsidise the Poor' - Govt's Universal Healthcare Plan
    on June 22, 2018 at 5:08 am

    [News24Wire] The first set of enabling legislation paving the way for universal healthcare in South Africa has been gazetted by Cabinet, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Thursday. […]

  • Africa:Reports That Staff Used Prostitutes - Medical Charity MSF Apologises
    on June 22, 2018 at 4:20 am

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Global charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday that it needed to make it easier for staff to report sexual misconduct after a media report said employees used prostitutes in Africa, in the latest sex scandal to rock the aid sector. […]

  • Medical News Today: Can you use a heating pad while pregnant?
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    It is safe to use heating pads during pregnancy so long as they do not raise the body temperature too much. Heating pads can soothe the many aches and pains that arise during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe ways to relieve pain, including the benefits of heat pads and why it is best to avoid hot tubs. […]

  • Medical News Today: What do white spots on testicles mean?
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    White spots on the testicles are usually harmless, but they sometimes indicate a sexually transmitted infection or another health condition. They often require no treatment, but some people may wish to remove them. Here, we look at the possible causes, as well as prevention and treatment, and when to see a doctor. […]

  • Liberia:Phebe Hospital Yearns for More Funding
    on June 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    [New Liberia] The lack of appropriate budgetary allotment to government institutions seems to be affecting the full operation of the government, with the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County being of no exception. […]

  • Liberia:HIV Drugs Shortage Hits Nation
    on June 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    [New Liberia] The lives of over 35,000 people living with HIV and AIDS are being put at serious risk as the country runs out of antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs, a drug given to people living with HIV and AIDS to help fight infections. […]

  • Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent ear barotrauma
    on June 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Ear barotrauma is a condition that occurs due to a change in pressure around the ear. It often causes pain or discomfort in the ear, and can also affect hearing. Ear barotrauma usually resolves itself, but it can sometimes be chronic and require surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here. […]

  • Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: 'Strong evidence' of virus involvement
    on June 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A study of large sets of postmortem data provides new evidence that viruses — herpes HHV-6 and HHV-7 in particular — may be involved in Alzheimer's. […]

  • West Africa:As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President
    on June 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    [IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, […]

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  • Inhaled nitric oxide may reduce kidney complications from heart surgery
    on June 22, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found. […]

  • Accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality
    on June 22, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have contested that relationship, but a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their colleagues using multiple measurements confirms it. The study suggests that an inaccurate […]

  • Police killings of unarmed black Americans affect mental health of black community
    on June 21, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts, with even larger disparities among those who are unarmed. The trend is also harming the mental health of the black community, according to new research published in The Lancet from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Boston University School of Public Health. […]

  • New technology helps to improve treatment for NHS patients with depression
    on June 21, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    A new web-based "feedback" technology which allows therapists to accurately monitor how patients with depression are coping has been found to reduce the probability of deterioration during psychological treatment by 74%, a new study has found. […]

  • First major study comparing robotic to open surgery published in The Lancet
    on June 21, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    The first comprehensive study comparing the outcomes of robotic surgery to those of traditional open surgery in any organ has found that the surgeries are equally effective in treating bladder cancer. The seven-year study, conducted at 15 institutions, including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and directed by Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., chair of urology and director of robotic surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is […]

  • 2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year
    on June 21, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    (HealthDay)—The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. […]

  • Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch
    on June 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. […]

  • New cellular pathway helps explain how inflammation leads to artery disease
    on June 21, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Investigators have identified a new cellular pathway that may help explain how arterial inflammation develops into atherosclerosis—deposits of cholesterol, fats and other substances that create plaque, clog arteries and promote heart attacks and stroke. The findings could lead to improved therapies for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of death worldwide. […]

  • Scientists solve the case of the missing subplate, with wide implications for brain science
    on June 21, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes during the course of human development. Recently, however, research has revealed genetic similarities between cells in the subplate and neurons implicated in autism—leading a team of Rockefeller scientists to wonder: what if subplate cells don't actually vanish […]

  • Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism—through the immune system
    on June 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Research tells us that the commensal or "good" bacteria that inhabit our intestines help to regulate our metabolism. A new study in fruit flies, published June 21 in Cell Metabolism, shows one surprising way they do this. […]

    • U.S. medical device firm electroCore IPO price set at $15 per share
      on June 22, 2018 at 12:15 am

      (Reuters) - U.S. medical device maker electroCore Llc's initial public offering is expected to price at $15 per share, Chief Executive Officer Frank Amato told Reuters on Thursday. […]

    • Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility
      on June 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      (Reuters Health) - Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman's ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review. […]

    • Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict
      on June 21, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      (Reuters Health) - Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests. […]

    • Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost
      on June 21, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care. […]

    • Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids
      on June 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests. […]

    • Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm -
      on June 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region. […]

    • Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream
      on June 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant. […]

    • Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial
      on June 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer. […]

    • Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states
      on June 21, 2018 at 10:18 am

      NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products. […]

    • Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests
      on June 21, 2018 at 7:34 am

      COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests. […]

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