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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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Bayer buys controversial Monsanto for $66 bn 

Frankfurt, Germany | AFP | German chemicals giant Bayer said Wednesday it had agreed to buy the controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto for $66 billion, in a deal that triggered immediate criticism from environmentalists. After a months-long pursuit, Bayer said its US peer had accepted an improved offer …

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Pneumonia: Five things to know

Washington, United States | AFP |  US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has cancelled campaign engagements after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The 68-year-old fell ill at a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and appeared to lose her footing as she was helped into her vehicle. …

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