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2014/10/24 13:15
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Efua Dorkenoo, who for more than three decades waged an international campaign to eradicate the practice known as female genital mutilation, a centuries-old procedure that affects millions of girls...
2014/10/24 13:15
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2014/10/24 11:38
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In a new study, scientists have found that though a shortened 4 month treatment for TB could work well in subsets of TB patients, but could not taken as a substitute for current 6 month standard...
2014/10/24 10:31
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An American doctor who returned from treating patients in West Africa has become the first person in New York to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Craig Spencer had been working with the medical...
2014/10/24 07:55
2014/10/24 07:55
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The time is nearly upon us when we turn our clocks back an hour for autumn, making daylight even more scarce in the evening. Though the extra hour of sleep is a bonus, could the diminished evening...
2014/10/23 16:50
2014/10/23 16:50
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Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are...
2014/10/23 15:30
2014/10/23 15:30
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How Drones Are Fighting Infectious Disease In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease. Researchers on the...
2014/10/23 11:36
2014/10/23 11:36
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BBC News - Ebola outbreak: Six surprising numbers For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. BBC navigation Share this page The figure of 1.7 means that, on average, every 10...
2014/10/22 17:42
2014/10/22 17:42
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... can provide highly accurate information on changes to land, such as deforestation or changing types of agriculture. This helps to understand the impact on the movement and distribution of...
2014/10/22 14:42
2014/10/22 14:42
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The cease-fire agreed at talks brokered by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko between Moscow and Kiev may not have held, but the president has enjoyed something of an image makeover since his...
2014/10/22 10:31
2014/10/22 10:31
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Serum extracted from the blood of Ebola victims who survived the virus could be made available to patients in Liberia in the coming weeks, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The body...
2014/10/21 17:06
2014/10/21 17:06
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The spread of Ebola is being made worse by endemic poverty and hunger in parts of Africa, Christian Aid has warned. In Sierra Leone, families without access to enough food and water are being forced...
2014/10/21 16:38
2014/10/21 16:38
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Vikram Patel, a noted Indian psychiatrist, has been awarded a prestigious US award for his research in the field of global mental health and improved care for those with mental disorders in...
2014/10/21 12:48
2014/10/21 12:48
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Diasporian News of Tuesday, 21 October 2014 Efua Dorkenoo OBE, the ‘incredible African female warrior’, has died Efua Dorkenoo, widely seen as the mother of the global movement to end female genital...
2014/10/19 23:39
2014/10/19 23:39
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Investors who are dreaming of Freedom 55 should consider a heretical notion: Maybe early retirement isn’t as valuable as we think. There is evidence that staying on the job can reduce our risk of...
2014/10/19 13:44
2014/10/19 13:44
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Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies...
2014/10/19 13:18
2014/10/19 13:18
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THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out of 9,191 infected since the...
2014/10/19 08:53
2014/10/19 08:53
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Researchers have discovered that entire genome of the common housefly could grant them new cures for human diseases. The scientists, by exploring the insect’s DNA that makes houseflies immune to...
2014/10/19 08:24
2014/10/19 08:24
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It is, according to the World Health Organisation director general, Margaret Chan, the “most severe acute health emergency in modern times”, one that is “threatening the very survival of societies and...
2014/10/19 03:21
2014/10/19 03:21
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LONDON — In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack...
2014/10/18 19:58
2014/10/18 19:58
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How would we deal with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has already left a devastating trail across West Africa and claimed victims in parts of the United States and Europe? Taking...
2014/10/24 13:15
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