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Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola: WHO

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus. East African nations have been on high alert over an outbreak of Ebola in the …

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Exploring better fatty liver remedies

Flinders Emeritus Professor Greg Barritt, College of Medicine and Public Health, at work in his lab. Credit: Flinders University Obesity often leads to increased accumulation of fat in the liver, which can, over time, result in diabetes, poor liver function, and liver cancer. It’s increasingly a problem affecting obese children …

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Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, second from left, administers anti-polio vaccine to a child during the launch of a campaign to end the resurgence of polio Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on …

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UN agency says 124 suspected cholera cases in Sudan

The U.N.’s humanitarian agency says that two of Sudan’s southeastern provinces have reported 124 suspected cholera cases with seven deaths. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released a statement Friday saying that the provinces of Sennar and the Blue Nile were among Sudan’s areas with the highest …

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Racial/ethnic disparities seen in PrEP awareness, discussions

(HealthDay)—Considerable racial/ethnic disparities exist in HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness, discussion, and use among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Dafna Kanny, Ph.D., from the CDC …

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Valley fever cases increased from 2014 to 2017

Coccidioidomycosis is still a national public health problem, and the number of cases has increased in recent years, according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Kaitlin Benedict, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and …

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A lost opportunity to communicate new guidelines

Credit: Shutterstock/Newman Studio Pregnant women in the UK are now officially advised to consume no alcohol at all. These guidelines, from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), were issued in January 2016, and replaced a previous recommendation that women should limit themselves to one or two units of alcohol, once or …

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