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Ever wonder why some people always feel cold while others are always hot

Ever wonder why some people always feel cold while others are always hot

If you’re anything at all like me, it doesn’t actually matter what the temperature is outside because, no matter what, you will be freezing your ass off. And then there are those who feel like they’re literally on fire in a T-shirt and jeans in the dead of winter. I’ve never understood those people, but […]

66 Chimpanzees Used For US Medical Testing Abandoned On Six Liberian Islands

66 Chimpanzees Used For US Medical Testing Abandoned On Six Liberian Islands

A group of 66 tame chimpanzees used for US medical testing faces being abandoned on six Liberian islands amid a potential funding crisis. The animals are those left from 108 chimps used for biomedical research carried out by a New York-based charity, Blood Center.I took a boat ride to accompany a team of people taking […]

A Pill That Prevents HIV Is Working Even Better Than People Thought

A Pill That Prevents HIV Is Working Even Better Than People Thought

HIV preventative medicine is doing what it’s supposed to do, even for high-risk populations that aren’t using other forms of protection, according to new research from a health insurer. HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus, can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Unlike some other viruses, which the body can get rid of […]

Saving South Africa’s Dying Babies

Saving South Africa’s Dying Babies

Sbulelo Senoe is lactating, but she isn’t holding a baby in her arms suckling at her breast. Her daughter was born. She died. The 33-year-old from the small town of Macassar in Cape Town throws her hands up in the air as she recalls the devastation of finding out that her first-born baby girl died […]

Nigerian Army Discovers Baby Manufacturing Factory

Nigerian Army Discovers Baby Manufacturing Factory

Soldiers from the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army busted a notorious “baby factory” in the Gariki area of Enugu, the capital of Enugu State, last weekend. The factory posed as a hospital, one of our sources said. A military source told reporters that a unit of soldiers were sent to the location of the […]

Two Doctors Without Borders Killed In South Sudan

Two Doctors Without Borders Killed In South Sudan

Two Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff have been killed in South Sudan, the medical agency said Tuesday, taking the number of aid workers killed in the 20-month conflict to over 30. MSF said Gawar Top Puoy, a logistician, and James Gatluak Gatpieny, a community health worker, were killed during separate attacks on villages in the […]

Baby Fidelis Muthoni In Canada For Treatment

Baby Fidelis Muthoni In Canada For Treatment

It was all smiles as a Kenyan family living in Canada received baby Fidelis Muthoni and her mother at the Toronto Pearson International Airport on Sunday. The host family, ‘The Njoroges’, were at the airport to receive the baby who is set to have her first doctor’s appointment on Monday morning. Irene Njoroge works as […]

Report Names Uganda’s HIV/Aids Hotspots

Report Names Uganda’s HIV/Aids Hotspots

Experts on HIV/Aids have warned that the current decline in new infections is likely to be short-lived if the government and its partners do not put more emphasis on districts that continue to register high rates of new infections. A new report, released by Uganda Aids Commission indicates a 27 per cent decline in HIV […]

Tanzania Albinos In US For Prosthetics After Their Limbs were Cut Off By Witchdoctors

Tanzania Albinos In US For Prosthetics After Their Limbs were Cut Off By Witchdoctors

Around five albino children from Tanzania are in the US to be fitted with prosthetics. Their limbs were cut off because of the belief by some witchdoctors that the body parts have properties that can be used in potions to bring good luck and wealth. “They cut off the hand… they hit my mum and […]

Patients To Be Turned Away From Military Hospitals In Ghana, As Strike Continues

Patients To Be Turned Away From Military Hospitals In Ghana, As Strike Continues

Sick patients face hardship in Ghana as doctors and medical staff enter their fourth week of protest. Members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) have been on strike for the past three weeks, demanding that their conditions of service from the federal government improve. The doctors had threatened to resign en mass if their demands […]

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