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September 22, 2017 2:13 PM Campaign brings awareness to breast cancer

Next Sunday kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Local health officials are hoping everyone will don their pink ribbons throughout the month of October in support of awareness efforts and the prevention of the disease. According to Luke Smith, public health educator for the Sampson County Health Department, the Pink Ribbon Campaign is held annually 112

September 19, 2017 6:48 AM Non-smokers can get lung cancer and the reasons are around us

Cancer of the lung brings to the mind an image of a chronic smoker. While it is true that smoking causes four out of five cases of lung cancer, the trend of lung cancer in non-smokers is also on the rise. A recent study reported a doubling of lung cancer incidence in non-smokers and this was not due to change of proportions but due to rise in absolute 232

September 14, 2017 4:25 AM Taking the gloves off in war against HIV/Aids

Botswana President Festus Mogae has personally taken charge of the campaign to combat Aids in his country, which has the world's highest rate of HIV infection - 35 percent, according to UN estimates. He has had an HIV test and publicly announced the - negative - results. He has launched a huge anti-retroviral drugs rollout programme and heads the country's 141

September 13, 2017 2:21 PM Rwandan Hutus spread terror in Congo

Kingi, Congo - Flies buzz around a stinking pile of army fatigues soaked with blood. The rotting heap of uniforms stripped from dead and injured soldiers lies untouched after an ambush in Kingi, a remote, hilltop village surrounded by jungle in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwandan rebels struck on May 6. Nearly 400 Rwandan Hutus surrounded 88

September 11, 2017 5:31 AM [EXCLUSIVE] Massive drop in nation's HIV rates

MALAYSIA has been praised for its efforts to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, efforts that have borne positive results. Such is the success culled from the programmes and campaigns carried out that the number of new HIV infections dropped to 5,700 cases last year, a dip of 34 per cent from six years ago. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 350

September 11, 2017 2:08 AM Hundreds killed in Christmas massacre

Kinshasa - Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels killed more than 400 people in Christmas massacres in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Caritas aid charity said on Tuesday. The rebels denied any responsibility and accused troops from DR Congo, Uganda and South Sudan of "bombing" the victims. The LRA targeted a town where a Christmas Day concert 130

September 1, 2017 3:19 PM School pupils in Namibia sing rendition of Calon Lân to thank Welsh teachers

The pupils sang the Welsh hymn after graduating from a Cardiff University camp Namibian pupils sang Calon Lân after they graduated from a Cardiff University camp. The camp, focused on business, marketing, journalism, media, healthcare and computer science, was designed to raise their aspirations. Thirty-seven pupils from JA Nel Senior Secondary School 144

August 29, 2017 5:39 PM RCL Foods finds bird flu at poultry farm

Avian flu found on the company’s breeder farm in Gauteng. RCL Foods has found the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at one of its poultry farms, it said on Tuesday, as it reported a 34 percent drop in full-year earnings due to a surge in input costs. The outbreak of avian flu on South African farms has prompted neighbouring countries including Zimbabwe 116

August 27, 2017 9:42 PM A new way to fight heart disease may also tackle cancer

Researchers say they've proven a long-held theory about heart disease: that lowering inflammation may be nearly as important as cutting cholesterol levels. They showed that using a targeted drug to reduce inflammation cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other "events" in patients who had already suffered one heart attack – independent of any other 133

August 25, 2017 8:23 AM Less REM sleep linked with dementia

People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. During the study, researchers examined 321 people with an average age of 67. Sleep cycles were measured for each participant over the course of twelve years. During that time, 32 people 133