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The sausage tree: A flower that heals ailments...

The tree is ever green where rainfall occurs throughout the year, but deciduous where there is a long dry season.

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Deadly drug-resistant TB a 'blinking red'...

Tuberculosis has become resistant to antimicrobials in an estimated 600,000 cases worldwide.

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Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data...

Globally, men hugely outpaced women for suicides, suffering 15.6 deaths per 100,000 compared with 7.0 for women.

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French beans help guard against anemia and...

French beans have a delicate texture and sweet flavour.

New cancer cases double by 50%

In 2017 about 5,000 cases of cancer patients were recorded while in 2016 over 4,000 new cancer cases were registered at the Uganda Cancer Institute , while...

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HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency,...

More than half-a-million new cervical cancers were diagnosed in the world in 2018, said the IARC.

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Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young...

The incidence of pancreatic cancer, for example, increased by about one percent per year for adults aged 45 to 49. Among 30 to 34-year-olds, the average...

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Taking malaria fight to water sources

The Minister of Health, Ruth Aceng at the signing the MoU explained that LSM would introduce chemicals into water bodies including stagnant water places...

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Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of cognitive...

"The study demonstrates that among those with hypertension, intensive SBP control can reduce the development of cognitive impairment."

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'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity,...

Nearly a billion people are hungry and another two billion are eating too much of the wrong foods, causing epidemics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes....

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'Golden handshake' for DR Congo's...

Ministers in the outgoing government of now ex-president Joseph Kabila awarded themselves "golden-handshake" benefits in two decrees which were passed on November 24, that safeguarded lifetime cash payments.