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Diagnosed with cancer? Some tips for eating right

Cancer is one of the harsh realities of the world. Being diagnosed with a disease with so many possibilities can be a rollercoaster ride. The problem is that cancer usually affects the entire body in one way or the other. To fight it off you need strength, strength that you get by eating. However, one of the major problems with cancer is that it kills your desire to eat along with increasing your demand for nutrients. Ultimately, your body starts breaking down its important components to meet the energy needs…

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Ghana: Rabies infections rise due to low dog vaccination

Ghana’s Health and Veterinary Services have painted a gloomy picture on the fight against rabies infections. This is due to the extremely low immunization of dogs to reduce rabies infections from dog bites. Although official statistics show that 10 percent of dogs are vaccinated in Ghana, the accurate figure may be hovering around 2 percent due to unavailability of information on the population of dogs. Annually about one hundred people die each year in Ghana from rabies infections, raising fears that the country cannot meet the global target of eliminating rabies  infections…

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Threat of flu-like illness that could kill 80m people in 36 hours

A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned. A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people. If a similar outbreak were to happen with today’s constantly-traveling population, the effects could be even worse, a report has suggested. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a team of health experts led by a former chief of the World Health Organization, has produced the report to try and spur world leaders into action.…

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Press Release: Raising youth awareness around health and sanitation issues

health and sanitation issuesYouth, keep yourself clean; it reflects the place you live”. That was the main message the peer educators have delivered recently during the awareness-raising activity they have carried out at the URBANATIC Analamahitsy where young people have been invited to participate in a cultural and sporting event.

Issues around health and sanitation have been identified as one of the root causes of neglected diseases affecting young people in Madagascar, in urban as well as rural areas. Sanitation conditions in which young people live favour the spread of diseases such as diarrhea and skin disease.

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