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Oxford University scientists gave babies trial TB vaccine ‘that did not work on monkeys’

Oxford University is embroiled in an ethics row after scientists were accused of questionable conduct over a controversial trial of a new vaccine on African babies. Professor Peter Beverley, a former senior academic at the university, complained that scientists planned to test a new tuberculosis vaccine on more than a thousand infants without

There’s Great News In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

As the International AIDS Conference took place in Paris this week, UNAIDS issued a report with an encouraging statistic. For the first time, more than half of the 36.7 million people with HIV have access to treatment. That means most people with HIV are taking the antiretroviral medicines needed to suppress the virus. The report cited

Can Zika Virus Spread to Africa?

A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, has now spread to at least 25 countries. The Centers for Disease

Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria

  Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Despite their training, the health workers continue to make these pricey mistakes, and rates of using the rapid diagnostic tests are

Video: Hair relaxers have been linked to fibroids

Damage to Scalp from the use of Relaxer

Scientists have linked the use of hair relaxers to the occurrence of uterine fibroids. I wrote about it here. This video sheds light on the study. The aim is to empower African/African American/women of African descent with the right information that will enable them make better health decisions. Feel free

9 Cancer Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

We all do it once in a while. We notice a weird pain, bump or other unusual something-or-other somewhere on or in our body and we just blow it off and decide it’s not something we need to worry about. In the vast majority of cases, people get away with

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