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Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

Dalian, China | AFP | A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling likely to deepen a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, nodded as the judge in the northeast city of Dalian …

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New Ebola drug tried in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomised, controlled trial is enrolling patients of any age with confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) at a treatment unit in …

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Drug resistance

Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health? Kampala, Uganda | ANA SANDOIU  | Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis and the use of antibiotics in animals and its consequences for human health, were recently discussed at the London Microbiome Meeting. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

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New HIV drug a game changer?

TLD to be available in July but experts warn of sustainability of supply and lack of sensitization Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Starting in July, HIV/AIDs patients picking their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drug refills might notice a difference; they might be given prescriptions of one pill a day instead of …

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2017 in health

Drug shortages, doctors strike Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | If one item has characterised the health sector in Uganda in most of 2017, it is the lack of medicines and supplies in hospitals. It even became a rallying cry for striking doctors of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). At the …

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