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UN warns fuel running out for Yemen hospitals

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United Nations warned Wednesday that fuel supplies needed to run Yemen’s hospital generators and pump clean water will run out in less than three weeks unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade. The dire forecast came as Yemen battles one of the world’s …

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Malaria breath test promising

Washington, US | MICHELLE ROBERTS | People with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists. They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in Africa, a tropical medicine conference heard. The test was reasonably good at detecting …

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Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues. The ministry said the outbreak had left “18 dead out of 570 cases recorded” between September 1 and …

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Mexican 10-month toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

Tecomán, Mexico | AFP |  Like any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over …

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