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A new app to detect jaundice may prevent newborn babies from dying

Jaundice is a disease that colours the white part of the eyes and the skin into yellow. It is a ...
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You may be at risk of alcoholic liver damage even if you don’t drink alcohol

As recently as 2018, it was reported in The Lancet that there was no safe level of alcohol. The Lancet ...
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Researchers find bowel preparation for surgical operation unnecessary

Many societies have recommended that mechanical and oral antibiotics bowel preparation (MOABP) is protective against surgical site infections (SSIs) and ...
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Adolescents who skip breakfasts are more likely to be obese – study

Adolescence is an important stage in the lives of both parents and adolescents themselves. It is the transition stage between ...
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HIV/AIDS: This is the new medication “strongly” recommended by WHO

In line with new evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced it was "strongly" recommending a new medication ...
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A profession under threat? AI system outperforms junior doctors in diagnosing childhood illnesses

The medical profession is a highly revered one, and rightly so. It is the profession that has significant impact on ...
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Spotlight

Why Today – World Mosquito Day – Should Be A Day of Global Reflection

Today is World Mosquito Day. It is a date set aside to commemorate the landmark achievement of British medical doctor ...
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Researchers say you can now postpone your menopause for up to 20 years

Researchers say a new revolutionary procedure has now made it possible for women to postpone menopause, for up to 20 ...
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World Breastfeeding Week: WHO advocates for more commitment as 6 out of 10 children not exclusively breastfed in 2018

Globally and for one week, attention will focus on breastfeeding from Thursday 1st to Wednesday 7th August 2019 in the ...
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Maternal and Child Health

Policy Advocacy for Traditional Births Attendants Registration/Regulation/Supportive Supervision in Africa

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), current estimates of maternal mortality ratios are at more than 1000 per 100,000 ...
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World Breastfeeding Week: WHO advocates for more commitment as 6 out of 10 children not exclusively breastfed in 2018

Globally and for one week, attention will focus on breastfeeding from Thursday 1st to Wednesday 7th August 2019 in the ...
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Trump election associated with increased preterm deliveries among Latinas in US – Study

A new study led by researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has revealed that the election of ...
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Maternal Deaths in America: Incredibly disturbing – Melinda Gates

There is a disturbing trend in maternal deaths in America. Reports show that in recent pasts, there have been worsening ...
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Interventions against pneumonia and diarrhoea down – study

It is important that one intervention against childhood killer diseases must not be scaled down because of another. Comprehensive, holistic ...
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Infectious diseases

570 000 New Cases Of Cervical Cancer Could Be Prevented Annually In Less Developed Countries With HPV Vaccine

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in less developed countries and it is preventable. The disease ...
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Here is why children in Nigeria must now take two doses of measles vaccine

The government of Nigeria has introduced Measles Containing Vaccine Second Dose (MCV2) into the routine immunization schedule. This took effect ...
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Why Today – World Mosquito Day – Should Be A Day of Global Reflection

Today is World Mosquito Day. It is a date set aside to commemorate the landmark achievement of British medical doctor ...
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World Hepatitis Day: Let’s Join forces against 2nd major killer infectious disease

It's World Hepatitis Day! Today is World Hepatitis Day. This year, the United Nation's Health Agency, the World Health Organization ...
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HIV/AIDS: This is the new medication “strongly” recommended by WHO

In line with new evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced it was "strongly" recommending a new medication ...
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