Saturday, October 16, 2021

Hunt for AIDS cure accelerates as GSK and U.S. experts link up

Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, which decided last week to retain rather than float off its HIV drugs business, is to collaborate with U.S. scientists in developing...

Researchers Identify Five Subtypes Of Prostate Cancer; Hope To Develop Targeted Treatment

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A team of researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and Addenbrooke's Hospital have identified five different subtypes of prostate cancer in males....

Lesser radiation is more effective in treating breast cancer

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A recent study suggests that women suffering from the early stages of breast cancer may benefit more from shorter, yet more intensive radiation treatment.Overall,...

‘The worst pain I’d ever felt’: women in Somaliland on FGM – in pictures

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In Somaliland, a deeply conservative state where more than a third of households live in poverty, an estimated 98% of girls endure FGM. Hamda, a...

Sleeping sickness‏ threatens 11mn Kenyans

Over 11 million people in Kenya are at the risk of being infected by sleeping sickness, a disease often transmitted – by the tsetse...

Depression can kill heart failure patients

If you have suffered from heart failure and suffer from depression, it is important that you seek medical help as your depression might kill...

5-day diet that mimics fasting may reduce cancer risk

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Fasting has long been acclaimed as an effective way to lose weight, improve the immune system and boost brain function. But doctors have been...

How much water should I drink?

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Why drinking water is important More than two-thirds of the human body consist of water. We require water for almost every function within our bodies, from...

Can Uganda end its Aids epidemic?

Uganda's government is aiming to launch an ambitious campaign of HIV testing for its citizens. According to the country's Minister of Health, the goal is...

Which diseases are Africa’s biggest killers?

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Africa is winning the fight against polio, having gone an entire year without a single recorded case (as of August 2015). The continent has never gone so...