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One test to diagnose them all: #researchers exploit cancers’ unique #DNA signature

All cancers have a similar DNA pattern that differs from that of non-cancer cells. from shutterstock.com Abu Sina, The University of Queensland; Laura G. Carrascosa, The…

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Kenya’s Marie Stopes ban may drive more women to unsafe abortions

Restrictive laws mean that women resort to unsafe means. jbdodane/Flickr Michael Mutua, African Population and Health Research Center The Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has…

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Self-testing: a potentially powerful tool for fighting #HIV

The theme for World Aids Day is “know your status”. EPA Joel Msafiri Francis, University of the Witwatersrand #WorldAIDSDay2018 #SelfTesting #SelfAwareness In recent years, more emphasis…

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It’s time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumonia

X-ray of the lungs in a 5-year-old child who has pneumonia. Shutterstock Nicole Wolter, National Institute for Communicable Diseases #Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects…

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To eliminate TB we need imagination and ambition

A new short drug #treatment for #tuberculosis, called BPaMZ, is showing promise in trials. (The National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (Georgia) on behalf…

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Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya. Flora Mutere-Okuku Faith Osier, Wellcome Trust #Malaria is still a major problem…

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Mental #health #genetics: African solutions for #African challenges

There are concerns that Africa may be excluded from advances in genetic brain research brain. Shutterstock Celia van der Merwe, University of Cape Town; Benyam Worku…

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Rise in melatonin use to help children sleep leads to safety warning

Tens of thousands of children and young people are being given the hormone melatonin to help them sleep, prompting concern that the medicine is being…

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Standardizing #Healthcare Data

Niko Skievaski, Co-Founder of Redox, is a good friend of Health:Further. He and his team, and the Redox brand in general know how to have fun in…

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Child #malaria deaths dramatically cut by suppository drug, shows Zambia study

Internally administered medicine allows crucial window of time for children in remote areas to reach healthcare facilities A suppository form of a malaria-fighting drug could…

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