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WHO points to signs that communities are still resisting bringing Ebola-infected family members to treatment centres
WHO points to signs that communities are still resisting bringing Ebola-infected family members to treatment centres

No Liberia Ebola cases in past week: WHO

Thursday 5 March 2015 15:23

The WHO says Liberia did not report any new confirmed Ebola infections in the past week for the first time since May last year.

No Liberia Ebola cases in past week: WHO

Thursday 5 March 2015 15:23

The WHO says Liberia did not report any new confirmed Ebola infections in the past week for the first time since May last year.

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Dawn of man: Ethiopian jawbone fossil pushes back human origins

Thursday 5 March 2015 06:29

A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.

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Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay - WHO

Wednesday 4 March 2015 19:59

Adults and children must cut the amount of sugar they consume by as much as half in North America and Western Europe and even more in other areas to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay

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No loadshedding for Kakamas as Hydro Power kicks in

Wednesday 4 March 2015 17:20

In an effort to increase the country’s energy generation capacity a 10 megawatts Hydro Power project has been launched at Kakamas in the Northern Cape.

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Astronomers spot closest star to ever pass earth

Wednesday 4 March 2015 07:45

Astronomers have detected the closest star to ever pass through the earth, other than the Sun.

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Spider venom may hold chemical keys to new painkillers

Wednesday 4 March 2015 07:10

Scientists who analysed countless chemicals in spider venom say they have identified seven compounds that block a key step in the body's ability to pass pain signals to the brain.

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Tech companies look to innovation to boost sales

Wednesday 4 March 2015 05:45

There is big opportunity in the tablet industry to stop being so boring, says Lenovo.

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Arms deal critic due to testify

Wednesday 4 March 2015 05:25

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry is investigating the 1999 arms deal is expected to resume on Wednesday morning, with arms deal critic Dr Richard Young set to take the stand.

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Youngsters more productive without keyboards: Lenovo

Wednesday 4 March 2015 01:14

Lenovo launched a feature called Write It which translates notes written with a stylus on a touchscreen to text.

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New HIV prevention control trial proves different

Tuesday 3 March 2015 20:54

Results of a new trial in HIV prevention control in women, disproves Tenofovir gel trial conducted by Caprisa.

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