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Daily Star
Britain's obesity crisis: Now toilet maker creates extra large LOO to cope with big bumsSHOCKING: A quarter of all British adults are deemed obese The 'large' toilet
Britain's obesity crisis: Now toilet maker creates extra large LOO to cope with big bums
Daily Star / Posted 27 minutes ago
SHOCKING: A quarter of all British adults are deemed obese The 'large' toilet bowl has been made by Ideal Standard to take the strain off bigger bums. The bowl is so durable it can support a whopping 40 stone. Available from £395, it has been... Read more
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EuroNews
German sailor Heil infected by Rio’s polluted waterGerman sailor Erik Heil has been admitted to hospital for several skin infectio
German sailor Heil infected by Rio’s polluted water
EuroNews / Posted 12 hours ago
German sailor Erik Heil has been admitted to hospital for several skin infections after competing at a Rio Olympic test event held in polluted waters, it has emerged Friday. Heil, who finished third in the 49er class regatta with partner Thomas... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremonyJOHANNESBURG: At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland
Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG: At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said on Saturday. Trucks transporting scores of young... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremonyJOHANNESBURG At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland
Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 13 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said on Saturday. Trucks transporting scores of young women... Read more
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The Star
Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremonyJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least 38 young women have died in a road accident i
Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony
The Star / Posted 13 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least 38 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said on Saturday. Trucks transporting scores of... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
UK's David Cameron may have frolicked in sh*tAnd according to the UK's Western Morning News, it wasn't like there was no war
UK's David Cameron may have frolicked in sh*t
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 15 hours ago
And according to the UK's Western Morning News, it wasn't like there was no warning about the sewerage - the water board had sent out warnings via a Safer Seas Service app run by Surfers Against Sewage. "There have been two recent incidents in... Read more
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iol.co.za
Nasty germs on fruit and vegREUTERSLeafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach are among the fresh produce
Nasty germs on fruit and veg
iol.co.za / Posted 16 hours ago
REUTERSLeafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach are among the fresh produce found to be contaminated with the highest levels of microbes. Durban - Leafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach are among the fresh produce found to be contaminated... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Health and safety: An Industry suicide prevention approachSaturday, 29 August 2015, 4:35 pmPress Release: Lifeline AotearoaHealth and saf
Health and safety: An Industry suicide prevention approach
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 hours ago
Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:35 pmPress Release: Lifeline AotearoaHealth and safety - An Industry suicide prevention approachWorld Suicide Prevention Day is fast approaching and Lifeline... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Malnutrition Deaths Could Be PreventedMalnutrition has been identified as an underlying cause of death for at least 4
Malnutrition Deaths Could Be Prevented
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Malnutrition has been identified as an underlying cause of death for at least 45 per cent of all deaths among children under the age of five (3.1 million) and stunting among another 165 million. According to the World Health Organisation, children... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Camerons caught surfing in diluted sewageSurfers Against Sewage campaign manager David Smith said: "There could be anyth
Camerons caught surfing in diluted sewage
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Surfers Against Sewage campaign manager David Smith said: "There could be anything from a small health risk such as skin, eye, ear, or throat infections to much more serious conditions such as E.coli or hepatitis which can be present within raw... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mindfulness as good as drugssxc.huMen never actually reach this point and just 'make peace' with being sing
Mindfulness as good as drugs
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
sxc.huMen never actually reach this point and just 'make peace' with being single again, even though it leaves resentment that can linger for years. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping... Read more
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Daily Mirror
It turns out David Cameron has been surfing in raw sewageDavid and Samantha Cameron have unwittingly been swimming at a beauty spot tain
It turns out David Cameron has been surfing in raw sewage
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
David and Samantha Cameron have unwittingly been swimming at a beauty spot tainted by raw sewage. The chillaxing PM and his wife have enjoyed a daily swim off Polzeath in Cornwall on one of their three summer family holidays - unaware that untreated... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AFPRC Hospital - Maternal Mortality Ratio Reduced By 50.8 Percent Within One YearThe AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni over the weekend held quarterly review
AFPRC Hospital - Maternal Mortality Ratio Reduced By 50.8 Percent Within One Year
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni over the weekend held quarterly review meeting on the last quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015. The meeting aimed at sharing the findings with stakeholders and communities on the achievement and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Bittersweet choice in retailer's checkout aislesThis was being done in a bid to provide healthier alternatives for children and
Bittersweet choice in retailer's checkout aisles
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
This was being done in a bid to provide healthier alternatives for children and adults‚ it said in a statement released on Friday. Customers will decide what they’d rather see on the stands at the pay points. Woolworths has already removed MSG and... Read more
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express
Cameron's raw deal: PM and wife could have been swimming in SEWAGE during Cornwall trip DAVID and Samantha Cameron could not hide their delight as they frolicked in
Cameron's raw deal: PM and wife could have been swimming in SEWAGE during Cornwall trip
express / Posted yesterday
DAVID and Samantha Cameron could not hide their delight as they frolicked in the water during their annual holiday to Cornwall. David and Samantha Cameron were... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
E-cigarette 'safety' study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warnsThe Lancet revealed that three of the 11 authors of the original study were pai
E-cigarette 'safety' study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
The Lancet revealed that three of the 11 authors of the original study were paid advisors for the e-cigarette industry. The editors of the journal European Addiction Research even issued a warning alongside the article saying there was a ‘potential... Read more
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SameSame
Rentboy.com closure is attack on sex worker communityThis week staff of rentboy.com in Manhattan have been arrested, and the entire
Rentboy.com closure is attack on sex worker community
SameSame / Posted yesterday
This week staff of rentboy.com in Manhattan have been arrested, and the entire network and community for male sex workers that existed on that website has been shut down. Here’s a screenshot of the page you get when you try to access the website... Read more
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New Kerala
Fat build-up in brain may trigger Alzheimer's disease Abnormal build-up of fat in the brain may cause and accelerate the progressio
Fat build-up in brain may trigger Alzheimer's disease
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Abnormal build-up of fat in the brain may cause and accelerate the progression of Alzheimer's disease, new research has found. Canadian researchers have discovered accumulations of fat droplets... Read more
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Daily Mail
E-cigarette industry funded experts who ruled vaping is safe: Official advice is based on research scientists in the pay of manufacturers
E-cigarette industry funded experts who ruled vaping is safe
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
: Official advice is based on research scientists in the pay of manufacturers PHE called for electronic 'nicotine sticks' to be prescribed on the NHS Agency claimed using e-cigarettes is... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Running-humanityIt has been a while since the Cairo Runners last gathered residents of the capi
Running-humanity
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
It has been a while since the Cairo Runners last gathered residents of the capital to conquer the city’s streets. But last Friday the group organised a special run to celebrate World Humanitarian Day and raise awareness about humanitarian disasters... Read more
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Daily Examiner
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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Northern Star
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
The Daily Mercury / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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Queensland Times
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
Queensland Times / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
The Morning Bulletin / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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News Mail
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetesA RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the no
How value and belief therapy can help beat diabetes
News Mail / Posted yesterday
A RECENT diabetes pilot shows how value and belief therapy can help beat the now rampant disease. Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in... Read more
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Independent
Goths may be more likely to suffer from depression or to self-harm, research saysAmong 15-year-olds, those who said they strongly identified with goth culture –
Goths may be more likely to suffer from depression or to self-harm, research says
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Among 15-year-olds, those who said they strongly identified with goth culture – associated with black clothing, and a preference for the darker side of art and music – were three times more likely to be clinically depressed and five times more likely... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Man found to have been shedding virulent strain of polio for 30 yearsA British man with an immune deficiency has been shedding a highly virulent, mu
Man found to have been shedding virulent strain of polio for 30 years
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
A British man with an immune deficiency has been shedding a highly virulent, mutant strain of polio virus for nearly 30 years as a result of childhood vaccinations. The discovery has prompted scientists to warn of other patients who could... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Rape, ignorance, repression: why early pregnancy is endemic in Guatemala | Linda Forsell and Kjetil LycheAt a hospital in northern Guatemala, Alicia is being prepped for a caesarean. S
Rape, ignorance, repression: why early pregnancy is endemic in Guatemala | Linda Forsell and Kjetil Lyche
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
At a hospital in northern Guatemala, Alicia is being prepped for a caesarean. She doesn’t know how old she is, and neither she nor her waiting parents have any idea what a C-section involves. Public records say she is 13. If that is correct, at 12... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
WHO supports Epidemiology trainingHealth News of Thursday, 27 August 2015 Prof Richard Adanu, Dr Magda Robalo, D
WHO supports Epidemiology training
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 2 days ago
Health News of Thursday, 27 August 2015 Prof Richard Adanu, Dr Magda Robalo, Dr Victor Asare-Bampoe, and other dignitaries at the Training The World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners have signed an agreement with the School of Public... Read more
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The New Age
WHO promotes water, sanitation to battle neglected tropical diseasesWater, sanitation and hygiene are part of a new World Health Organisation strat
WHO promotes water, sanitation to battle neglected tropical diseases
The New Age / Posted 2 days ago
Water, sanitation and hygiene are part of a new World Health Organisation strategy to fight neglected tropical diseases which afflict more than 1.5 billion people, the WHO said on Thursday. Those suffering from the 17 diseases, such as intestinal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ministry Offers Sh100,000 Reward in Hunt for Guinea Worm DiseaseThe government is offering a Sh100,000 cash reward to persons who will report a
Ministry Offers Sh100,000 Reward in Hunt for Guinea Worm Disease
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The government is offering a Sh100,000 cash reward to persons who will report any cases of guinea worm disease. Health secretary James Macharia on Wednesday said the reward would be given to anyone who would find and report a case of the... Read more
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New Kerala
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus-free: Modi The World Health Organisation has declared that mothers and newborns in
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus-free
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
: Modi The World Health Organisation has declared that mothers and newborns in India are free from tetanus at the time of birth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday. Inaugurating the... Read more
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Calcutta News
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free: Modi The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
: Modi The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday. He was inaugurating the Call to Action... Read more
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The Hindu
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus freeThe WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the tim
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday. He was inaugurating the Call to Action Summit 2015 — an initiative to reduce child and maternal... Read more
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The Register
French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'Despite dispute over the very existence of the syndrome, it has emerged that a
French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'
The Register / Posted 2 days ago
Despite dispute over the very existence of the syndrome, it has emerged that a French court has recognised a 39-year-old woman’s disability claim for “hypersensitivity to electromagnetic waves”. In the first case of its kind in France, the Toulouse... Read more
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Times of Malta
Skipping blood pressure pills may raise risk of heart failurePatients who frequently fail to take prescribed blood pressure-lowering medicat
Skipping blood pressure pills may raise risk of heart failure
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
Patients who frequently fail to take prescribed blood pressure-lowering medications may be more likely to wind up hospitalised for heart failure than people who only miss pills occasionally, an Italian study suggests. While plenty of previous... Read more
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New Kerala
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free: Modi The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
: Modi The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday. He was inaugurating the Call to Action... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
No Liquor, Potable Water for Dr. JonathanOtuoke is an irony that is more of an indictment on the Niger Delta leadership,
No Liquor, Potable Water for Dr. Jonathan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Otuoke is an irony that is more of an indictment on the Niger Delta leadership, which won the world's sympathy over the environmental degradation and criminal neglect of their key cities where Nigeria derives its wealth but chose to fritter the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'TOULOUSE (FRANCE) - A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman cl
French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
TOULOUSE (FRANCE) - A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones. Sufferers of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity insist... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
French woman gets grant for 'gadget allergy'Toulouse - A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to
French woman gets grant for 'gadget allergy'
News 24 South Africa / Posted 2 days ago
Toulouse - A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones. The applicant, Marine Richard, 39, hailed the ruling as a... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
New study finds soaring maternal deaths nationwideA newborn baby at a Bangkok hospital. New research shows that "official" figure
New study finds soaring maternal deaths nationwide
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
A newborn baby at a Bangkok hospital. New research shows that "official" figures claiming 8.9 Thai mothers out of every 100,000 die during childbirth are wildly inaccurate, with the real number five times worse. (Photo by Patipat Janthong) Related... Read more
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Sky News Australia
French woman wins 'gadget allergy' grantA French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer fro
French woman wins 'gadget allergy' grant
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 days ago
A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as mobile phones. The 39-year-old applicant, Marine Richard, hailed the ruling a... Read more
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EuroNews
Deadly spread of Ebola ‘could be stopped by end of year’Ebola’s devastating grip on West Africa could be lifted by the end of year, acc
Deadly spread of Ebola ‘could be stopped by end of year’
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
Ebola’s devastating grip on West Africa could be lifted by the end of year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO says Guinea is still struggling with the virus but new cases have dropped from 20-30 a week to just two or three. It... Read more
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PhysOrg
French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer fro
French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones. The applicant, Marine Richard, 39, hailed the ruling as a "breakthrough"... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Beating Malaria in the SahelMalaria Consortium's Programme Manager for the Burkina Faso country office, Dr.
Beating Malaria in the Sahel
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Malaria Consortium's Programme Manager for the Burkina Faso country office, Dr. Victor Nana, discusses the recent SMC distributions in Burkina Faso, citing the challenges faced and highlighting the importance of implementing this intervention at... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MCC a Dysfunctional Structure - Committee HearsThe Select Committee on Social Services has heard that South Africa's Medicines
MCC a Dysfunctional Structure - Committee Hears
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Select Committee on Social Services has heard that South Africa's Medicines Control Council (MCC) is a dysfunctional structure and is not capable to register medicines effectively in the country. The department briefed the Committee on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environment - Inauguration of Two Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring StationsTwo fixed ambient air monitoring stations, acquired at the cost of some Rs 10 m
Environment - Inauguration of Two Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Two fixed ambient air monitoring stations, acquired at the cost of some Rs 10 million, are in operation since yesterday at the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), Vacoas, and at the Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC), Port Louis, respectively. These... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gombe Raises Alarm Over S/Leone, Civ Match in LagosPresident Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to reverse the decision taken by the
Gombe Raises Alarm Over S/Leone, Civ Match in Lagos
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to reverse the decision taken by the Nigeria Football Federation to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire in Nigeria. A sports administrator, Shaibu Gara-Gombe,... Read more
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