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A male contraceptive pill has been developed which is effective, safe and does not harm sex drive, scientists have announced. In what has been described as a “major step forward”, the drug was successfully tested on 83 men for a month for the first time. So far efforts to create a...
DR Congo has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of close to a million with strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people since July and...
People always try to warn you against dating your mates. ‘What if it goes wrong and you lose a friend and ruin all of our lives?’ they bemoan the second you tell them that you’ve started seeing a mutual pal. And now scientists agree. Researchers at the University of Texas have found...
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An outbreak of Ebola in eastern DR Congo has killed 67 people this month, authorities said Saturday, as they roll out a battery of new drugs to tackle the virus amid concerns it has spread to a rebel-encircled area. A total of 105 cases have been reported since the flare-up...
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has spread to eastern ‘no-go’ zone surrounded by rebels, UN agencies have warned. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), warned that rebel violence in eastern DRC was escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province,...
The UN has been forced to use armed escorts to get into Ebola-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The latest outbreak was declared in North Kivu province on August 1st. So far 63 people have died and 76 people have been infected. Treating the infected is complicated as the area is...
So much for a glass of wine a day for your health's sake all alcohol consumption is bad for you, according to a damning report. The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours cold water on previous reports that espouse the protective effects of...
For some time now, the media and social media has been abuzz with news surrounding the budding relationship between Mavin queen Tiwa Savage and Afrobeat artist Wizkid. The two stars were spotted a few months ago in several pictures together and that sparked some rumours about a chemistry between the...
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases. The gradually increasing death toll, with a further 2,000 people feared to have come into contact with the virus,...