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Kenya: Cheaper Drug a Big Step in Fighting HIV and Aids
[Nation] Kenya and South Africa will now be able to treat an HIV infected person for only Sh7,500 per year, the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (Unaids) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Signs Deal With SA for Generic ARV Drug
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Governments of Kenya and South Africa have signed a pricing agreement which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing dolutegravir (DTG). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mosquitoes Carrying Zika, Dengue May Thrive in Warmer Africa Mosquitoes Carrying Zika, Dengue May Thrive in Warmer Africa
From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Russian Voters Fueled the Rise of Germany ’s Far-Right
While fighting for a seat in the German parliament over the last few months, Sergej Tschernow, a candidate for the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, knew that he could only rely on a few media outlets to give his party the coverage it craves: the Russian ones. “They show our points of view in full,” he told TIME on Election Day, Sunday Sept. 24, when the AfD became the first far-right movement to enter into the German legislature since the end of World War II, winning a remarkable 13% of the vote and going from zero to more than 90 seats in a chamber of 631 lawmakers. The party’s rise has been ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Hannover Tags: Uncategorized Alternative for Germany angela merkel Germany election Source Type: news

This Photo of MLK Kneeling Has New Power Amid the NFL Protests. Here ’s the Story Behind It
A photo of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other marchers for civil rights kneeling in prayer Selma, Alabama has gone viral in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ongoing criticism of professional athletes who kneel in protest during the National Anthem. The image, taken in 1965, shows King leading a prayer after a group of protesters were arrested during a march to the Dallas County Alabama courthouse. Around 250 people were arrested during the demonstration, which was part of a push to get African Americans in Selma registered to vote. Among those praying with King is Ralph Abernathy, a fellow minister and lea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized African Americans History Martin Luther King onetime protests Race Source Type: news

These Are The Best Places to Travel in October
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Olander / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Contraception Is about Partnerships —in More Ways than One
September 25, 2017To make family planning work for young people, we need to look at the bigger picture.Imagine you are very, very poor. You and your family have, say, $100 or less for the entire month. What are your priorities?For most people, the main concerns would be food, safe drinking water, shelter, and maybe education, if there ’s anything left over. When you’re making decisions under this type of pressure, a lot of important things fall to the bottom of the list.Contraception is one of them.In the global health community, we call the hardships that dog impoverished families “economic barriers.&rdq...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Africa: Move Over Malaria - Mosquitoes Carrying Zika, Dengue May Thrive
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Protest is Patriotic.’ John Legend Slams President Trump Over NFL Comments
“Trump may love the flag, but he doesn’t love anything it’s supposed to stand for,” wrote singer John Legend in an op-ed supporting NFL players who decided to protest police treatment of African Americans by kneeling during the national anthem. That comes after a whirlwind weekend in which President Donald Trump encouraged the National Football League to fire or suspend any players who knelt during the anthem, calling the move unpatriotic and “disrespectful.” In response, many NFL players knelt ahead of their games Sunday, with teammates linking arms in a show of solidarity. While Trump ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump john legend onetime White House Source Type: news

Sudan: Health Federal Minister Meets Delegation of ALMA
[SNA] Khartoum -The Federal Health Minister, Bahar Iddris Abu-Garda, met at his office the delegation of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Will Public Health Choke If SA Can Legally Toke?
[Bhekisisa] The country may soon begin growing medical marijuana but it will have to meet national guidelines to crack the legal market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Prime Minister Aims to Reduce Hunger, Crime
[VOA] Lesotho's new prime minister, Thomas Thabane, told VOA that his government will focus on ending hunger and reducing crime, especially against women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 45m Nigerians Risk Mental Health Problems - Edebi
[Vanguard] No less than 45 million Nigerians, approximately 20 per cent of the population, are likely to suffer adverse mental health-related problems in their life time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

Uganda: Kayunga Hospital Renovation Delays
[Monitor] Kayunga -Anger is building up in both medical workers and patients seeking treatment at Kayunga Hospital over a delay by the government to renovate the health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Difference Between President Trump and President Obama ’s Reactions to the NFL Kneeling Movement
Almost a year after Colin Kaepernick first knelt as the U.S. national anthem played ahead of a game, his silent protest has once again become the subject of national attention — this time, because President Trump has launched a days-long tirade at players who have joined the movement. But while a year ago, it was the act of kneeling in protest police treatment of African Americans that captured the most attention, in 2017, it appears to be Trump’s unconventional response to the act. Since Friday, the Commander in Chief has called for NFL fans to walk out of games if they saw a player kneel, and added on Twitter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

‘They Can Do Free Speech on Their Own Time.” Trump’s Team Plays Defense Amid NFL Spat
President Trump’s aides came to his defense Sunday — supporting his ongoing criticism of players in the NFL and NBA kneeling during the national anthem. “I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “This isn’t about Democrats, it’s not about Republicans, it’s not about race, it’s not about free speech.” He continued, “They can do free speech on their own time.” Mnuchin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Rosenbaum Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

‘Fire or Suspend!’ President Trump Encourages NFL Fans to Boycott Games
President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of NFL and NBA players who kneel during the national anthem — encouraging sports fans to boycott upcoming games. Trump continued his ongoing spat with the sports world on Twitter as widespread protests were expected at more than a dozen NFL games slated for Sunday. If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 …NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away beca...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Tags: Uncategorized NFL onetime Source Type: news

South Africa: The Malignant Province - KwaZulu Natal and the Unbearable Wait to Die
[Bhekisisa] State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: KZN Govt Pays Tribute to 'Dedicated, Caring' Nurse
[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal government has paid tribute to a nurse who was so dedicated to his job that he once went as far as walking to patients to deliver antiretroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 50 Learners Treated for Food Poisoning After Eating Muffins At School
[News24Wire] Fifty learners were treated for food poisoning after eating muffins at a high school in Mokopane, Limpopo, paramedics said on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Aids Activist David Ross Patient Dies
[News24Wire] World renowned South African AIDS activist David Ross Patient, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1983, died on Friday evening after contracting pneumonia following an operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

University ’s ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ Charged Prices Based on Race
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up what it called an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Thursday with a sign advertising higher prices for Asians and Caucasians and cheaper prices for African Americans and Hispanics. William Witt, a Turning Point regional director, said the bake sale was aimed at generating a conversation about affirmative action programs. “Certain groups get different opportunities than othe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW New Mexico Source Type: news

Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria
Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Tetanus Malaria Pregnancy and Childbirth Third World and Developing Countries International Relations Source Type: news

Africa to Get State-of-Art HIV Drugs for $75 a Year Africa to Get State-of-Art HIV Drugs for $75 a Year
Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Africa: Can Continent End HIV Infections By 2030?
[Nyasa Times] World leaders including six African presidents Thursday demonstrated how the Fast Track approach to ending AIDS is working and positively positive impacting on health systems in most countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA to Save Billions On HIV Treatment
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has found a breakthrough pricing agreement that will speed up the availability of the first affordable, generic and single-pill HIV treatment programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Health On Suspension of Forensic Analyst
[Govt of SA] The Department of Health has put one of its Forensic analysts, based in Pretoria Forensic Laboratory Services on precautionary suspension from employment in terms of clause 7.2 of the PSCBC resolution 1 of 2003 with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Forensic Analyst Put On Suspension
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health has put one of its forensic analysts on precautionary suspension from employment with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Women At Risk of HIV From Bacterial Infection
[East African] Women with a history of vaginal bacterial infections have a higher chance of contracting and transmitting HIV, a study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patients with acute poisoning presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania - Mbarouk GS, Sawe HR, Mfinanga JA, Stein J, Levin S, Mwafongo V, Runyon MS, Reynolds TA, Olson KR.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting patients of all age groups. Poisoned patients often present to the emergency department (ED) and prompt evaluation and appropriate management are imperative to ensure o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-lost Congo notebooks may shed light on how trees react to climate change
Decaying notebooks discovered in an abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating from 1930sA cache of decaying notebooks found in a crumbling Congo research station has provided unexpected evidence with which to help solve a crucial puzzle – predicting how vegetation will respond to climate change.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Grossman Tags: Trees and forests Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Environment Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa World news Science Biology UK news Source Type: news

South Africa: Atlantis Residents Demand Better Service At Wesfleur Hospital
[GroundUp] Health department commits to recruiting more doctors and nurses, but says problems can't be solved only by hiring (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kim ’s Threat to Detonate a Bomb in the Pacific Should Make Us All Very Afraid
We are a long way from hamburgers. In a bout of blistering invective rare even for cantankerous North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has taken personal aim at Donald Trump, vowing to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” in response to the U.S. President’s threat during his inaugural speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to “totally destroy” the Hermit Kingdom if it did not halt its weapons program. (A “dotard” is a mentally frail old person.) Kim’s tirade came just as Trump signed a new executive order ramping up sanctions agai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Hydrogen Bomb insults Kim Jong Un North Korea Pacific United Nations Source Type: news

West Africa: USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genome
(Earlham Institute) An international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tackling air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa
(University of Portsmouth) The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between elevated blood lead levels and violent behavior during late adolescence: The South African Birth to Twenty Plus cohort - Nkomo P, Mathee A, Naicker N, Galpin J, Richter LM, Norris SA.
Epidemiological studies have shown the adverse neuro-behavioral health effects of lead exposure among children, in particular. However, there is lack evidence in this regard from developing countries. The main aim of this study was to assess the associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child mortality and poverty in three world regions (the West, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa) 1988-2010: Evidence of relative intra-regional neglect? - Pritchard C, Keen S.
This study assesses the relationship between poverty and child mortality rates (CMRs) in 71 societies from three world regions to determine whether some countries, relative to their region, neglect their children. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

These Are the Most Misunderstood Menu Items
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Pomranz / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

First large-scale ancient DNA study helps reconstruct African population structure
Samples of ancient DNA recovered by University of Bristol scientists on two Indian Ocean islands have helped in the first large scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

South Africa: Woman Claims Nurses Left Her to Deliver Her Own Baby
[News24Wire] The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed allegations that a 31-year-old woman was left alone to deliver her own baby at a local hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Parents Urged to Vaccinate Children
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has warned that his department may not achieve its set targets if anti-vaccine lobby groups continue to mislead parents about the efficacy of immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health On Illegal Strike By Emergency Medical Services Personnel
[Govt of SA] Gauteng Emergency Medical Services not affected by illegal strike (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Surprising discovery - how the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood
Researchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville: UN Must Lead Global Battle Against Counterfeit Medicines, Congo Tells General Assembly
[UN News] The Republic of Congo today called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year
LONDON (Reuters) - Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Donald Trump Said ‘Nambia’ When He Meant Namibia. Here Are 4 Things to Know About It
U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as “Nambia” Wednesday in a speech to African leaders at a luncheon in New York. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Trump was heard saying—though the White House transcript of his remarks did make it clear that he meant Namibia. The gaffe inspired jokes and memes all day on Twitter, including direct comparisons with Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet of May this year. Located on the southwestern edge of the continent, Namibia is one of the world’s younger...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Namibia onetime Source Type: news

Africa: Attacks Against Albinos for Body Parts, Profit Must Stop - UN
[VOA] "When I was sleeping in my house, four people came and started attacking me with machetes," said Mariama Staford, an albino in Tanzania. "One of those four people was a neighbor, and he is the one who took the machete and was cutting my arms." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New scholarships worth EUR 417,000 awarded by Bayer Foundation to promote international talents
Highest amount for scholarships since program founding in 1923 / Support for study projects with a focus on science, agriculture, health and teacher training in biology and chemistry / Special programs for vocational careers in technology and health professions as well as for projects with a focus on Africa (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news