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Animal-human infections on the rise in Africa: WHO
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | According to the World Health Organization-WHO, the continent is reported to have registered a 63 percent increase in the number of zoonotic disease outbreaks in the period from 2012 to 2022 compared to 2001-2011. This was revealed on Thursday...
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U.S. coercion not work on Iran: president
Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday stressed that Washington’s language of coercion doesn’t work on Iran, and Tehran will not back down from its “rightful and logical positions,” according to the Iranian presidency’s website. The U.S. “maximum pre...
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U.S. researchers perform pig-to-human heart transplants
Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | Doctors at New York University (NYU) Langone Health have successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pig hearts into recently deceased people, the team announced Tuesday. The surgeries, known as xenotransplants, were performed on June 16 and...
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Getting the benefits of exercise in a pill?
Science is closer to that goal Researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and can effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mice. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine and collaborating institutions re...
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Rising food prices exacerbate global hunger: report
Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Rising food prices have further exacerbated global hunger, the German non-governmental aid agency Welthungerhilfe said on Tuesday. “Millions of people are on the brink of famine, because families no longer have any resources,” said Welthungerhilfe secre...
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CAF President Dr. Motsepe to visit Uganda
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr. Patrice Motsepe will visit Uganda this week. Véron Mosengo-Omba, the CAF General Secretary confirmed to Uganda Radio Network (URN) that he will accompany Dr. Motsepe for the two-...
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Tough times as BoU moves to restrict money in circulation
Experts back the move but say, the poor will be hit hardest Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | On July 6, Bank of Uganda held an emergency monetary policy committee meeting and decided to increase the central bank rate (CBR) by one percentage point to 8.5%, the highest in the …
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