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Zuckerberg fund pledges $3 bn to banish disease

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Mark Zuckerberg and his wife on Wednesday pledged $3 billion over the next decade to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease, aiming to use the Facebook founder’s fortune for innovative research. “This is a big goal,” Zuckerberg said at a San Francisco …

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Glaxo becomes seventh female-led FTSE 100 firm

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday promoted its consumer healthcare head Emma Walmsley to chief executive, a move which will make her the most powerful woman on the FTSE 100. The 47-year-old, who succeeds outgoing boss Andrew Witty, will become the seventh female chief …

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When patients flee hospital without paying

As Ugandan private hospitals lose millions, some are considering assessing patients ability to pay before offering treatment When relatives of Patrick Obiga, a patient who had been detained at Uganda’s top private hospital; the International Hospital Kampala (IHK), over failure to clear a Shs19 million medical bill sued and was …

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Prostate cancer options show little difference in survival

Miami, United States | AFP |  Men with localized prostate cancer were unlikely to die in the 10 years after diagnosis regardless of whether they chose surgery, radiation or no intervention at all, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine included more than 1,600 men …

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