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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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Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common #herbicide

Foraging bees are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals in the environment. Pixabay Sue Nicolson, University of Pretoria #Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used…

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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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#Babies born to mums with #HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School , and Mary-Ann…

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Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

The life #expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council People in sub-Saharan #Africa are…

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Fight against malaria needs combination of innovative science and communities

Bed nets treated with insecticide have been effective in fighting malaria in Africa. Shutterstock Mamadou Coulibay, Université des sciences, des techniques et des technologies de Bamako…

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Angola With Nearly 27,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive

#Luanda — Nearly 27,000 pregnant women, out of 310,000 living with #HIV in #Angola, are HIV-positive, according to estimates by 2017 of the National Institute…

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Nigeria to Vaccinate 26 Million People in 2nd Phase of Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign

The Government of #Nigeria – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), #Gavi, the #Vaccine Alliance and #UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people…

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#Aspirin could help reduce #HIV infections in women

In this 2012 photo, grandmother Janet Kitheka, 63, collects her adopted “granddaughter” Lucy, 13, at the end of the school day in the yard of…

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Humanity under threat from #antibiotic resistant #infections

There already exist some promising new antibiotic therapies, and more are in the pipeline. However, our economic model prevents researchers from moving them out onto…

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