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Zambia intensifies Ebola surveillance on border entries
Minister of Health Chitalu ChilufyaJuly 4, 2019 ET
Health authorities in Zambia announced that they have intensified surveillance at border entries in the wake of increased Ebola cases in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Being overweight trumps smoking as leading cause of four different types of cancer
Obese peopleJuly 3, 2019 ET
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges Government action to tackle obesity.
Measles outbreak continues in New Zealand
MeaslesJuly 2, 2019 ET
Twenty-eight measles cases were reported in a week across New Zealand, showing no sign of easing, said local health research institute on Tuesday.
Mongolia begins vaccination campaign against bubonic plague
vaccinationJuly 2, 2019 ET
Mongolia on Monday started a 10-day immunization campaign, using vaccines against bubonic plague in high-risk areas to prevent the disease in the country.
Breakthrough in how cells link together has implications in the proliferation of cancer
Cancer cellsJuly 1, 2019 ET
For cancer to be successful the disease has to find a way to break out beyond its initial foothold and spread throughout the body.
Authorities in Australia warn that worst is yet to come as flu kills 228
Australia hospitalJune 29, 2019 ET
The death toll from Australia\'s flu season has passed 200, with authorities warning that the worst is yet to come.
New therapy targets gut bacteria to prevent and reverse food allergies
bacteriaJune 28, 2019 ET
A new study identifies the species of bacteria in the human infant gut that protect against food allergies, finding changes associated with the development of food allergies and an altered immune response.
ALS patients may benefit from more glucose
ALS patientsJune 27, 2019 ET
Increased glucose, transformed into energy, could give people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, improved mobility and a longer life, according to new findings by a University of Arizona-led research team.
Women exposed to common antibacterial chemical more likely to break a bone
soapJune 26, 2019 ET
Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society\'s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban sales of e-cigarettes
San Francisco Mayor London BreedJune 26, 2019 ET
San Francisco\'s Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to outlaw the sale of electronic-cigarettes across the city, which also includes online delivery of vaping products to an off-line recipient.
Solution to antibiotic resistance could be in your kitchen sponge
BacteriophagesJune 24, 2019 ET
Researchers from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have discovered bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, living in their kitchen sponges.
Somalia and UN begin cholera vaccination drive targeting 650,000 people
Somalia vaccinationJune 23, 2019 ET
Somali and UN agencies on Saturday started a week-long immunization campaign, using oral cholera vaccines in high-risk districts to prevent recurring cholera outbreaks in the country.
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