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August 21, 2017 1:33 PM Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

August 18, 2017 5:28 AM Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

PARIS- The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused mainly by smoking and pollution, while 400,000 people died from asthma. COPD is a group 7

August 17, 2017 8:47 AM Dementia progress could be tracked with THIS simple tool

DEMENTIA - or Alzheimer’s disease, which is a form of dementia - could be tracked by analysing and testing sense of smell. Simple odour identification tests could help track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually appear. Experts have claimed by the time you start losing your memory it is almost too late. This is because the damage 9

August 14, 2017 3:14 PM Fleas Carrying Plague Found In 2nd Arizona County

A second Arizona county in two weeks has confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague. The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with the plague. Plague is an infectious disease infamous for killing millions of Europeans 3

August 11, 2017 10:30 PM Odisha swine flu toll rises to seven

The swine flu toll in Odisha increased to seven with three more persons succumbing to the disease on Friday, official sources said. A 51-year-old man undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack succumbed to Swine flu late last night. The deceased hailed from Tirtol area in Jagatsinghpur district. The second victim was a 58-year-old 19

August 9, 2017 5:46 PM Isaac Makwala books place in 200m semi-final with solo run of 20.20sec after being barred from heats due to norovirus outbreak

6.30pm - Makwala pulls out of the 200m heats after feeling sick on Sunday. He is reported to have food poisoning. Public Health England say 30 athletes staying at the Tower Hotel - by London’s Tower Bridge - have been affected by sickness, believed to have the norovirus. 3pm - The Botswanan is withdrawn from the 400m final, after vomiting, on the instruction 1

August 8, 2017 2:45 PM Chantek, sign-language speaking orangutan, dies at age 39

Chantek, an orangutan who became one of the first apes to communicate with researchers using sign-language, died Monday at an Atlanta Zoo. He was 39. Zoo Atlanta announced the orangutan’s death on its website. Chantek’s cause of death is not immediately known, but the zoo said veterinarians had been treating him for progressive heart disease 23

August 6, 2017 2:33 AM From Victim to Victimizer, Kagame's Becoming a Not-So-Benevolent Dictator

Elections are a mere “formality” for Paul Kagame. He brought stability in the wake of atrocity, but does that make him any more a democrat, or any less a dictator? CALABAR, Nigeria—For decades, he has been sliding toward dictatorship, and his name has been synonymous with Africa’s bloodiest wars. Having put an end to one genocide, he has since shared 5

August 4, 2017 1:55 AM Death toll from swine flu reaches six in Nepal

Death toll due to H1N1 influenza in Nepal reached six on 3 August after a 37-year-old woman, who was admitted to intensive care unit of Green City Hospital, Kathmandu, died of swine flu in the course of treatment. The Central Diagnostic Laboratory and Research Centre confirmed the cause of Sabina Thapa's death and sent a report to Epidemiology and Disease 20

August 2, 2017 8:25 PM Why Kenya’s Volatile Election, and the Brutal Murder of a Top Official, Are Important to the U.S

The brutal murder of a top election official in Kenya, with just a week before the East African country holds a general election, has raised the familiar specter of violence—a decade on from an election that ended with over 1,000 killed in its aftermath. And U.S. officials are concerned. The family of Christopher Msando, the man in charge of Kenya’s 4