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Ghana observes World Tuberculosis Day in Accra

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on...

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed...

Nigeria: National HIV Prevalence drops to 1.4 per cent

Results of a new survey released today by the Government of Nigeria indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years. Previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8%. UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million...

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Sleep ‘Debt’

People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism -- and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend did not reverse it.

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, in 2015, there were 397,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, but only 224,000 were diagnosed. And if health systems around the world don’t...