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Researchers find new reason to drink coffee: It may reduce risk of MS

k  follow us on twitter: @ GoAfricaNetwork FEBRUARY Drink up, coffee lovers: Neurologists say a healthy appetite for coffee may reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis. We’re not talking a cup or two of joe in the morning. Even a triple espresso might not be enough to register a difference. In a new study, …

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Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

follow us on twitter: @ GoAfricaNetwork TIME Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount drugs that are among most prescribed drugs in America. In a study published in Diabetologia, …

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Ethiopia: AU to Set Up an African CDC

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Dr. Marie Goreti Harakeye, Head of HIV/AIDS, TB & OID Division Under the AU Department of Social Affairs The African Union (AU) is planning to establish a pan-African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (African CDC) by mid-2015. First proposed by Ethiopia and approved by the AU Commission in 2013 …

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Africa: Lab-Free Immune Therapy Developed

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork  A cheap and simple way to obtain the main type of disease-supressing antibody in human blood could help save the lives of patients in the developing world with malfunctioning immune systems. The method of collecting immunoglobulin G (IgG) may enable more patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PID) to get the regular …

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The spread of Ebola

Follow Us On Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork A panicky response in the West may worsen conditions in west Africa Oct 11th 2014 | From the print edition THE death toll from Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most affected countries in west Africa, now stands at around 3,900. Among cases diagnosed outside Africa, the …

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Stuck in the waiting room

Follow Us On Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork A long-touted health-care revolution may at last be about to arrive Oct 11th 2014 | ROME | From the print edition THE idea of telemedicine—health care provided using telecommunications equipment—has a lengthy history. Radio News, an American magazine, devoted its cover to a patient at home consulting a doctor in …

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Better Staffing and Monitoring of Fluids and Vital signs of patients Seen as Crucial to Ebola Treatment in Africa and the U.S.

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary who contracted Ebola in Liberia this August, was first treated there. Each nurse on the ward cared for 15 or 20 patients, and none could work for more than an hour at a time because the protective gear was so suffocatingly hot. They never drew …

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