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Dengue fever cases in Sudan exceed 4,000

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua |  The total number of suspected dengue fever cases in Sudan has exceeded 4,000 as the African country is struggling to battle one of its worst dengue fever outbreaks in years, the Sundanese health ministry said. “There are 4,104 suspected cases of dengue fever, including 516 …

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Want to live longer?

  Having a sense of purpose may help you, research shows A growing body of evidence suggests that living with purpose may help you live longer. Recently, researchers wondered whether this effect would apply equally across genders, ethnicities, and races. This was the focus of a new study led by …

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Vitamin K1 can help lower bone fracture risk in older population: study

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | An Australian study has found that higher vitamin K1 intake is associated with lower long-term fracture-related hospitalization risk. Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and University of Western Australia probed into the relationship between fracture-related hospitalizations and vitamin K1 intake in nearly 1,400 older Australian women …

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WHO renames monkeypox as “mpox” to avoid stigma

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be renamed “mpox.” Both names — mpox and monkeypox — will be used simultaneously for one year while the latter is phased out, the WHO said in a …

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ANALYSIS: Ebola fight

EBOLA FIGHT: The good and bad news Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health on average receives about 160 alerts every day of possible Ebola, according to the Disease Outbreak News (DON) of Nov.24 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It says during the week commencing Nov.14, …

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Defeating HIV by 2030

HIV experts want priority shifted to vulnerable groups Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the world gears up to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day which is celebrated every December 1, experts in the HIV prevention, treatment and research want the international community to focus and support more ‘priority populations’ …

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Regional hospitals to start surgery for diabetic retinopathy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has revealed a government plan to roll out surgery for diabetic retinopathy to all regional hospitals. Aceng said the eye blinding disease is currently treated at a few selected hospitals located mostly in the central region. She made …

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