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  • World Aids Day, 2023

    December 1, 2013 4:34 PM 33

    A few weeks ago you couldn't turn on the television without hearing echoes of President Kennedy's bold moon shot speech. Less than a decade later after it was delivered, an American flag was being planted in lunar sand. Today marks the 26th Anniversary of World AIDS Day and we are still looking for our moon shot. Yes, there have been remarkable strides

  • World AIDS Day: NMA Calls for Concerted Efforts to Reduce HIV/AIDS Prevalence

    November 30, 2013 7:00 PM 40

    As Nigeria joins the world to mark the World AIDS day on Sunday, December 1, the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) has called for concerted efforts to further bring down the national prevalence of HIV/AIDS from the present 3.4 per cent to less than 2 per cent in the next five years. In a press statement issued by the Association's president, Dr. Osahon

  • Baby who had the most misshapen head doctors had ever seen undergoes pioneering surgery to stop her brain from being squashed

    November 30, 2013 6:52 PM 23

    A toddler who had the most misshapen head doctors had ever seen has undergone pioneering surgery to prevent her brain from being squashed. Three-year-old Kaydence Theriault and her fellow triplets Taylor and Kaylin were all born with Crouzon Syndrome, which causes the baby's head to become misshapen. Kaydence had the most severe form doctors had ever seen because

  • Chinese boy, 11, chained up like a dog by his own family after bump to the head left him suffering mental disorders

    November 28, 2013 4:18 PM 39

    An 11-year-old boy is chained up like a dog by his own family in a shocking example of how mental disorders are dealt with in rural China. He Zili has been pictured walking along the narrow lanes of his village shackled to his father, who did not want to be named, in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang. Zili injured his head when he was one year old and started

  • Money worries and social media weaning people off sex

    November 27, 2013 10:44 PM 34

    London, November 27 (ANI): Increasing numbers of people are having sex less frequently due to money worries and distractions of social media, it has been revealed. According to a research conducted on 15,000 Britons, people aged 16-44 were having sex lesser than five times a month, the BBC reported. The authors of the study said that modern life may be having

  • IAAF, govt. to build blood centre in Nairobi

    November 27, 2013 11:13 AM 28

    Posted by XINHUA on November 27, 2013 NAIROBI, Kenya, November 27- World athletics governing body IAAF and Kenyan government are to build a blood center to hold and test blood and urine samples from regional athletes in Nairobi starting January. Athletics Kenya (AK) President Isaiah Kiplagat confirmed on Wednesday that the plans are at an advanced stage

  • The secrets of women’s sex lives

    November 26, 2013 10:50 AM 28

    November 26 2013 at 12:46pm By SOPHIE BORLAND London - It is a revealing glimpse into what goes on between the nation’s sheets – and how dramatically it has changed. Women’s sex lives have become more adventurous and they have relationships with twice as many men as they did 20 years ago, a major study has revealed. The average female now has eight partners

  • World's heaviest woman also branded 'Half-Ton Killer' loses over 271 Kgs

    November 24, 2013 2:47 AM 31

    Updated Thursday, November 21st 2013 at 17:48 GMT +3 The world's heaviest woman has lost a staggering 600lbs in the five years since she shot to fame as the 'Half-Ton Killer'. She made headlines in 2008 after being accused and then found not guilty of murdering her nephew with her own 1,000-pound body, and now Mayra Rosales, 32, has embarked on a grueling

  • Kenya declares polio a public health emergency

    November 23, 2013 11:16 PM 30

    In its eight meeting at State House Nairobi, the Cabinet noted that there has been a re-emergency of the disease despite its elimination in 1984. The Cabinet has now directed the Ministry of Health to fast-track the ongoing immunization exercise and ensure the entire country is covered. “Cabinet declared the outbreak a Public Health emergency and directed

  • Are You Fitter Than Your Fifth Grader? Yes, You Probably Are

    November 23, 2013 10:32 AM 40

    And that’s not such a good thing. Today’s kids are less fit than their parents were at the same age, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, and that could mean health problems later on. The fact that younger kids are huffing and puffing more than their parents did at their age doesn’t just mean they aren’t