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Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

May 2017 BBC; US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world’s most threatening superbugs. Their new version of vancomycin is designed to be ultra-tough and appears to be a thousand times more potent than the old drug, PNAS journal reports. It …

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Kenyan healthcare in need of urgent changes

May 2017 Dailynation; Kenya’s public health system is in a crisis with corruption as the biggest challenge. The latest suspension of $21 million (Sh2.1 billion) direct funding to the Ministry of Health by USAid adds to a series of issues pointing to a system in need of urgent governance and leadership …

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The Health Data Conundrum

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January 2017 NYTimes; THERE’S quite a paradox when it comes to our health data. Most of us still cannot readily look at it, but there’s been an epidemic of cybercriminals and thieves hacking and stealing this most personal information. Last year hundreds of breaches involving millions of health records were …

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