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Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks

Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks

Coca-Cola said on Monday it is studying the use of a key ingredient in marijuana in “wellness beverages,” as a growing number of mainstream companies develop cannabis-infused drinks. “We have no interest in marijuana or cannabis,” Coca-Cola said in a statement. But the iconic soft drink producer is “closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD […]

‘Don’t use birth control,’ Tanzania’s President tells women in the country

‘Don’t use birth control,’ Tanzania’s President tells women in the country

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has told women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills because the country needs more people, according to local media reports. “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” Magufuli said. “Those going for family planning are lazy … they are afraid they will not be able to […]

Baking Soda May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Baking Soda May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Baking soda is often touted for its many uses, ranging from household cleaning to dental care and more. Now, treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be added to its ever-growing list of purposes. It’s important for your overall health to maintain proper pH balance in the human body. An environment that’s too alkaline or too acidic […]

What’s The Difference Between Bananas And Plantains?

What’s The Difference Between Bananas And Plantains?

Have you ever come across a bunch of what looks like bananas, but they’re bigger, thick-skinned and bright green? Have you ever raised an eyebrow at this suspiciously shady looking banana clone in your market or grocery, your suspicions are correct. These are not bananas, they are plantains. Actually, plantains belong to the banana family, […]

Cholera – 59 Confirmed, 26 Negative Cases Among 172 Patients Hospitalized Since August 7th

Cholera – 59 Confirmed, 26 Negative Cases Among 172 Patients Hospitalized Since August 7th

Algiers — The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform underlined that out of the 172 hospitalized patients since August 7th, a total of 59 cases of cholera have been confirmed and 26 cases were negative until 27 August 2018, according to a ministerial communiqué. The distribution of confirmed cases by province are as follows: […]

Dozens of cases of cholera confirmed in Algeria

Dozens of cases of cholera confirmed in Algeria

Dozens of cases of cholera have been reported in Algiers since mid-August. Health authorities, who spoke initially of gastroenteritis, are accused of trying to hide the information from the public. Forty-one cases have been confirmed in Algiers and its surrounding areas, announced the health minister in a press conference on August 23. One of the […]

Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF

Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF

An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on 1 August and UNICEF reported that so far, two children have died, while six others – who […]

Ebola in DR Congo: conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for the deadly virus – WHO chief

Ebola in DR Congo: conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for the deadly virus – WHO chief

Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region. Speaking at a press briefing in […]

African Expertise Key to Stopping Ebola – Then and Now

African Expertise Key to Stopping Ebola – Then and Now

An Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again straining Africa’s medical resources. Prospects for progress are due in large part to lessons learned from the 2014-2016 outbreak in West Africa, which caught global health officials off guard and killed 11,000 people. One lesson that became clear was […]

Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DR Congo Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic

Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DR Congo Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic

World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the raging conflict in North Kivu makes the Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo more dangerous than the historic 2014-2015 epidemic in West Africa. More than 11,000 people died from the Ebola virus by the time it was contained in 2016. WHO Director-General Tedros returned Sunday from […]

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