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Stop Practising Google Medicine

Stop Practising Google Medicine

I always considered myself to be in relatively good health. I had annual checkups, maintained a healthy diet, and tried to exercise. Overall, I was happy to be completely average. True, I had very heavy and lengthy periods, along with bad cramps. But so did my mom. So does my daughter. I thought that’s just […]

Water-crisis In Kwekwe City Of Zimababwe

Water-crisis In Kwekwe City Of Zimababwe

The current power shortages bedevilling the country could trigger fresh waterborne disease outbreaks with Kwekwe not sitting on a time bomb, a senior official in the Midlands city has warned. Added to this is a crippling shortage of water treatment chemicals a problem that has also affected the capital city of Harare. Kwekwe City Director […]

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

This article is part of Health’s new series, Life Interrupted: Living With an Invisible Illness. Each month, one woman will share what it’s like to appear healthy on the outside while navigating daily life with a serious physical or mental health condition. I have had a long battle with my mental health. Ever since I can remember, I was always anxious, and […]

Uganda Begins Largest-Ever Ebola Vaccine Trial

Uganda Begins Largest-Ever Ebola Vaccine Trial

Uganda has started its largest Ebola vaccine trial to date, health authorities announced Monday, in an apparent effort to prevent the disease from spreading. An epidemic across the border in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo has killed over 1,800 people, making this outbreak the second-deadliest to date, with fatality rates nearing 70%. The experimental Johnson […]

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Following the completion of the recommended 42 days without any new Ebola case since the first Ebola cases last month, Uganda has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a joint press statement signed by Dr Jane Ruth, the Health Minister and Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, WHO country representative to Uganda state […]

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency. As of July 20, 1,643 people have died, among 2,484 confirmed cases of Ebola, […]

Dengue Fever Kills 4 in Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Dengue Fever Kills 4 in Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Four people have died in Tanzania as a result of the dengue fever and more than 4,000 others have been diagnosed with the disease, the government has said. Three people died in Dar es Salaam while one died in Dodoma, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said on Friday in Parliament as she read out the government […]

I Was Addicted To Phentermine For 15 Years – Harmony Hobbs

I Was Addicted To Phentermine For 15 Years – Harmony Hobbs

After this popular pill was prescribed to her by a weight-loss clinic, writer Harmony Hobbs quickly became hooked. Here, she opens up about her emotional struggle with addiction and alcoholism—and her decision to finally get sober. Every time I walked into a medical weight-loss clinic, the experience was the same: dog-eared tabloids, subtle reminders of […]

Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto Have Highest Cholera ‘Hotspots’ In Nigeria

Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto Have Highest Cholera ‘Hotspots’ In Nigeria

Kano State has the highest number of local government areas classified as highly prone to a cholera outbreak, a new geospatial mapping of cholera hotspots in Nigeria has shown. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in partnership with eHealthAfrica, had used advance geographic information system (GIS) technologies to map out areas that are prone […]

Dengue Fever Kills 4 In Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Dengue Fever Kills 4 In Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Four people have died in Tanzania as a result of the dengue fever and more than 4,000 others have been diagnosed with the disease, the government has said. Three people died in Dar es Salaam while one died in Dodoma, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said on Friday in Parliament as she read out the government […]

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