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Elephant Poaching Linked To High Rates Of Infant Mortality

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:57

For the first time, researchers found a clear connection between elephant poaching in Africa and infant mortality.

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Former PR Exec's Tasteless AIDS Tweet Reflects Age-Old Stigma Toward Disease

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 13:52

An executive at a prestigious PR firm ignited controversy with a tweet about AIDS in Africa, reflecting how the disease garners stigma.

Mother

Ten Innovations That Can Save Millions Of Lives In Developing Nations

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 22:47

Ten new innovations that hope to save the lives of mothers and children in developing nations may be in force by 2015.

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All 25,000 Test-Takers Fail Liberian University Entrance Exam

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 19:20

The unprecedented exam failure rate illuminates the severe shortcomings of Liberia's elementary school system, officials said.

China and Tanzania

China's Xi Jinping Meets With African Leaders On Healthcare: China To Continue Medical Help

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 18:01

The Chinese-African medical relationship has been in place since the mid 20th century, and Chinese President Xi plans to strengthen it in the coming years.

President Obama's Three-Country African Tour To Solve Food Shortage

Obama Affirms Commitment To Food Security In Africa Tour: Will The $47M Increase In Assistance Be Worth It?

By | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:29

President Obama is currently on tour of sub-Saharan Africa to better understand the climate of their food crisis and to advance investment in their food security.

HIV babies

One Million Babies Born Without HIV: Program Started Under President Bush Celebrates Global Success And Saving Millions Of Lives [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:52

After 10 years of hard work and billions in funding for President Bush's AIDS relief program, a landmark of the one millionth baby born without HIV is cause for celebration.

measles virus

Legacy Of The Wakefield Scare: Measles Resurges In UK, Threatening Global Health

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:20

Measles are coming back to the UK as the repercussions of anti-vaccination scares come full circle, affecting people on other continents.

Former gold miner

Silicosis Class Action Motion Filed Against South Africa Gold Firms

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:10

A SA lawyer has moved to file a class action suit against over 30 gold firms on behalf of 17,000 former miners who say they contracted silicosis due to negligence in health and safety.

salmonella

Spread of Lethal Salmonella Strain That Kills 1 in 4 Linked to HIV

By | Mon, 10/01/2012 - 12:35

A new deadlier strain of Salmonella is spreading across Africa by "taking advantage" of the ongoing HIV epidemic, according to a new study that provides the first evidence that the human immunodeficiency virus might be allowing new pathogens to evolve in HIV patients.

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180,000-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans to Become Vegetarians and Move Out of Africa

By | Fri, 09/21/2012 - 12:28

Early humans were able to move from Africa after a single genetic mutation allowed them to become vegetarians, scientists claim.

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Facing Anti-malaria Nets, Mosquitoes Alter Habits

By | Wed, 09/19/2012 - 12:13

After two African villages started using mosquito nets to fight malaria, the local mosquitoes seemed to change their biting habits to skirt the barriers.

Ebola and Congo

Ebola Outbreak Kills 10 in DR Congo

By | Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:51

The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.