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  • Google Celebrates Chemist Asima Chatterjee With a Special Doodle

    September 23, 2017 9:51 AM 2

    New Delhi: Search engine giant Google celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of renowned Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee with a themed doodle on Saturday. Doodle paid homage to the chemist for her significant contribution in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Chatterjee grew up in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was almost

  • Bird flu detected in Eastern Cape

    September 15, 2017 6:27 AM 1

    CAPE TOWN - The first cases of bird flu have been detected in the Eastern Cape. The deadly H5N8 influenza strain was picked up on a poultry farm in the Uitenhage area. About 5,000 birds have had to be culled. Meanwhile, there have been no reports of fresh avian influenza outbreaks in the Western Cape. Tens of thousands of chickens and ducks have died or had to be culled

  • Govt recruits 1 600 nurses

    August 30, 2017 1:10 AM 4

    Government had frozen recruitment of nurses in 2014 owing to budgetary limitations. Officiating at a nurses graduation ceremony at Gweru Provincial Hospital on Friday last week, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said Government had so far recruited the 1 600 nurses in the first phase. “You are aware that we have had a problem of nurse

  • Blood donors needed as La. prepares for Hurricane Harvey

    August 25, 2017 7:14 PM 3

    BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - United Blood Services is calling on donors to make an appointment to give blood this Saturday and Sunday. With uncertain effects that Hurricane Harvey will have on Louisiana, United Blood Services is preparing for a loss of blood donations next week as mobile blood drives are expected to cancel and donor centers

  • Pond in Mesa County tests positive for West Nile

    August 25, 2017 10:08 AM 10

    MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Summer may be coming to a close, but it's still mosquito season through the end of September, and one pool in the Grand Valley tested positive for West Nile virus. There have been six human cases in Colorado this year, but none in Mesa County. "So far in mesa county this season we’ve had one mosquito pool test positive

  • Drug-resistant HIV strains hit Zimbabwe

    August 9, 2017 7:40 PM 44

    HARARE – Drug-resistant HIV strains are turning up in parts of Zimbabwe as the virus stretches beyond high-risk groups and gains a stronger foothold on the general population. The World Health Organisation has issued an alert warning of drug resistant HIV in six countries including Zimbabwe, which reported levels of pre-treatment HIV drug resistance

  • Copper cocktail mugs may cause food poisoning, health officials say

    August 8, 2017 2:42 AM 4

    Copper mugs used in trendy cocktails like Moscow Mules may be giving people more than a hangover. Health officials in Iowa say the popular copper cups can give their users food poisoning. The state's Alcoholic Beverages Division made the declaration after examining the poisonous nature of copper and copper alloys mixing with food. According to the Food and Drug Administration's

  • Memory loss man stuck in hospital

    August 7, 2017 12:21 AM 49

    Plumtree District Medical Officer, Dr Langalokusa Sibanda said the man whose identity is unknown was referred to Plumtree District Hospital from a hospital in Francistown where he had undergone an operation of the head. “There is man who has been hospitalised at the Plumtree District Hospital for about two months now. He arrived from Botswana on June 15 and has been at the hospital

  • World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Five foods for nursing mothers to increase breast milk!

    August 3, 2017 10:47 AM 9

    New Delhi: Every year, the first week of August is observed as the World Breastfeeding Week throughout the world to encourage mothers and families to support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your newborn and ensure that the baby gets the required nutrition. The amount of nutrients and vitamins found in mothers' breast milk cannot

  • Breast cancer breakthrough: THIS treatment could spare patients side-effects

    August 3, 2017 8:43 AM 4

    BREAST cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and can have a number of symptoms. However experts believe a new treatment could now even limit side effects of therapy for patients. Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole