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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) STARTS STARTS TESTING EBOLA VACCINE

WHO-The World Health Organization began large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director-general, told The Associated Press that the agency intended…

KENYA CHARGES NINE OVER $725 MILLION ANGLO LEASING SCAM

KENYA CHARGES NINE OVER $725 MILLION ANGLO LEASING SCAM

NAIROBI – In a move likely to sanitize rather than punish, the Kenyan government has charged at least seven former officials for their role in a scandal that cost the…

HUMAN TRIALS OF EBOLA VACCINE PROMISING

HEALTH – The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus, according to a…

LIQUOR GOOD FOR BRAIN?

An element in beer may be good for your brain, according to a new study. Scientists discovered that xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in beer, seems to help cognitive…

RESEARCHERS HAVE DEVELOPED FIRST BREATH TEST FOR TB

HEALTH: Researchers have developed the first breath test for TB in the laboratory. It provides rapid information on drug resistance that takes up to six weeks using standard methods, U.S.…

NEW SICKLE CELL TEST KIT IS LIFE SAVER

HEALTH - A new low-cost, rapid blood test for sickle cell anemia could someday save the lives of thousands children in developing countries. An estimated 300,000 children are born with…

WHO OKAYS BLOOD OF EBOLA SURVORS TO TREAT OTHER PATIENTS

TREATING EBOLA - The blood of patients who recover from Ebola should be used to treat others, the World Health Organization has announced. West Africa is facing the largest Ebola…

US HEALTH INSTITUTE OKs TESTING EBOLA VACCINE ON HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS

HEALTH - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has started testing the safety of the Ebola vaccine on 20 healthy adult volunteers, according to the institute. The first of several…

FIGHT AGAINST MALARIA TARGETS FEMALE MOSQUITOES

NAIROBI – A new way to fight malaria aims to eliminate the female mosquitoes that spread the deadly disease. Scientists have developed mosquitoes that produce almost exclusively male offspring. Females…

SCIENTISTS CLOSE IN ON A VACCINE TARGETTING MLARIA IN KIDS

MALARIA - Scientists are developing a vaccine against malaria that is designed to limit the illness in children who have been bitten by mosquitoes carrying the disease-causing organism. They have…

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