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Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases

Gene sequencing tools allows scientists to untangle the genetic roots of many diseases and they're looking at genetic variation in Africa.

Large dengue fever outbreak in Madeira spreads cases in Europe

Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s, with more than 1 300 people infected in Madeira, Portugal.

New Sars-like virus found in Middle East

A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly Sars infection is critically ill in hospital in Britain.

Compete to the beat: Tunes take athletes to the top

Science shows music has a profound effect on an athlete before and during a major sports event.

Cancer: Africa’s nameless enemy

Most of Africa's languages don't have a word for cancer. How can a continent hope to treat, let alone fight, a disease that has no name?

‘Loss aversion’ studies point the way for gambling addicts

Studies into a chemical involved in the brain's sensory and reward systems could help in the development of drugs to treat gambling addicts.

Autistic children encouraged to mentally ‘talk things through’

British scientists say teaching autistic children to "talk things through" in their heads might help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks.

Funding shortages dampen fight against Aids

UN health agencies say extraordinary progress has been made in the fight against Aids but a funding crisis is putting those gains at risk.

SMS a day keeps malaria at bay

Sending daily SMS reminders to health workers can mean nearly 25% more children are properly treated for malaria.

HIV epidemics emerge in Middle East, North Africa

Epidemics of HIV are emerging among gay and bisexual men in the Middle East and North Africa, researchers said.

Prince Charles a ‘snake-oil salesman’?

A professor of complementary medicine accused Prince Charles and other backers of alternative therapies on Monday of being "snake-oil salesmen".

Fear battles fatalism in Africa’s Aids fight

Messages from years of Aids campaigns are finally filtering down to the dingy streets of Johannesburg where sex workers turn tricks.

No method in deciphering Gaddafi’s mind

It may have become acceptable to question Muammar Gaddafi's state of mind but it's a futile exercise to try to predict his behaviour.

Fear, social change drive down Zimbabwe HIV rates

Fear of infection and social change have driven a huge decline in HIV rates in Zimbabwe, offering important lessons on how to fight the Aids pandemic.

Unicef says HIV-free generation achievable

A generation of babies could be born free of Aids if the international community stepped up efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention.

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

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