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Lab attendant jailed for stealing HIV test kits

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  A Laboratory Technician attached to Toroma Health Centre III in Katakwi District was Monday charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for stealing 302 HIV test kits worth sh63.7million. Paul Aule was produced before the Anti-Corruption Court’s Grade One Magistrate Patricia Amoko and denied embezzling the said items, …

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Two more US Senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Washington, United States | AFP | Two Republican senators signalled strong opposition Sunday to their party’s latest bid to overhaul Obamacare, dealing a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump’s top legislative goals. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said she cannot “envision a scenario” in which she would back the …

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McCain torpedoes Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Washington, United States | AFP | US Senator John McCain announced Friday his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama’s signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort. It is the second time in two months that he has defied his party and President Donald Trump over …

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Melania Trump harvests Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden

Washington, United States | AFP |  Melania Trump made her first foray into the White House’s vegetable garden Friday, following in the footsteps of its creator and her predecessor, Michelle Obama. Dressed down in jeans, a plaid shirt and red gardening gloves, the first lady harvested and planted fresh produce …

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Over 50 people have died in Chad cholera outbreak

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | The Chadian government said Thursday that more than 50 people have died of cholera in Chad where authorities have since declared an outbreak. “We count 312 cases, including 52 deaths,” said health ministry secretary-general Hamid Djabar. Authorities declared a cholera outbreak on Monday, which put in …

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Genome editing reveals key gene for human embryo growth

Paris, France | AFP | British scientists have used genome “editing” technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment. They used genome “scissors” called CRISPR-Cas9 to snip out a gene called OCT4 from fertilised eggs. OCT4 is …

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