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Disease

Infections and infertility: Berna's story...

Barely 14 years old and still a virgin, Amullen was sold off in marriage, even before she had received her menstruation period.

Comoros 'on the cusp of eradicating malaria'...

After a 10-year anti-malaria campaign, health workers in the capital Moroni say the parasite is no more than a bad memory.

'Tiny investment needed' for universal access...

Poorer households in low- and middle-income countries spend as much as 9.5% of their income on medicines.

Research quantifies genetic damage caused...

Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 different chemicals, of which 70 are known to be carcinogenic.

Man's liver inflammation linked to 'common...

The man had recently started taking four to five daily servings of "a common energy drink".

A war against tsetse flies in Kalangala

Tsetse flies have been in Ssese islands for ages and in the 1920s, the colonial government was forced to evacuate people from the islands.

WHO urges shift in STD treatment

More than one million people contract a sexually transmitted infection every single day.

'Millions at risk from rising water pollution'...

"The increasing amount of wastewater being dumped into our surface waters is deeply troubling."

'Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs'...

"Spraying affects adults, but it does not usually kill the immature forms -- the eggs and larvae."

Zika 'may persist' in vaginal tract

"Early during pregnancy, if the mother is infected, there is significant impact on the fetus."

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