Tag Archives: Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals

17Dec/16

U.S. surgeon general claims e-cigarettes harmful for young people

The U.S. surgeon general is calling for action on the use of e-cigarettes among young people, and has released a report emphasizing its harmful effects.
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23Nov/16

Togolese entrepreneur wants to popularize West Africa’s Kinkeliba as a ‘super tea’

It’s been called the most popular of West Africa’s bush teas and is said to have various healing properties as well as a higher antioxidant level than Green tea, but it is little known outside the region. Togolese entrepreneur, Adamas Koudou is hoping to change that by processing, packaging and marketing Kinkeliba in tea bags with plans to export.

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22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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21Nov/16

Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
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