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Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast. The World Health Organization said Friday that 200 cases of the deadly virus have been …

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‘Just say no’ to drug legalisation: WHO chief

Manila, Philippines | AFP | With Canada on the verge of becoming the world’s second nation to legalise recreational marijuana, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that countries should think twice before opening that door. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who was in the Philippines for a regional …

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French health watchdog calls for ban on sunbeds

Paris, France | AFP | The French health watchdog Wednesday urged the government to outlaw sunlamps and sunbeds because of the “proven” risk of skin cancer, in line with similar bans already in place in Australia and Brazil. “We recommend banning all activities linked to artificial tanning, along with ultraviolet sunlamps …

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MOTORING: How old is your new car really?

How to spot vehicles whose mileage has been changed Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | The mileage of a motor vehicle affects its value on the market. Generally speaking; the higher the mileage, the lower is the value. Unfortunately, mileage tampering is a very common practice in all used car markets, …

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The coming Community Health Workers

Experts query their cost and compare them to current VHTs Kampala, Uganda |  FLAVIA NASSAKA | Flue, cough, headache, or diarrhea; these simple ailments can be quite uncomfortable. But are they worth going to a health facility to get treated, especially if it is far away, crowded, and the doctor might …

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