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HIV pill ‘could be fuelling risky sex’, study reveals

June 2018 Dailynation; A pill meant to shield people from contracting  HIV could be indirectly fuelling promiscuity by encouraging unprotected sex, a new study shows. The study also showed that the introduction of the pill, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has coincided with increase in other sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and …

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Scientists find drug to curb malaria during pregnancy

May 2018 Dailynation; Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute have come up with a safe and superior drug for preventing and managing malaria during pregnancy. The drug, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP), a second line treatment for malaria, was found to be safe in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, and …

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Wired Health 2018: Old tech, new ideas

March 2018 MedicalNewsToday; Wired Health is held yearly in London, United Kingdom. It boasts a wide array of speakers from every corner of the health tech world, alongside forward-thinking companies who provide a glimpse of their latest offerings. This year was as varied as ever, and the talks covered how …

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