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U.S. approves first Ebola vaccine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/20/19, 11:03 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized the use of a vaccine developed by Merck to fight the deadly Ebola virus.

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Onize Ohikere

Maladies of the mind

Health | Nonprofits in Nigeria are working to combat suicide and mental illness, especially among the nation’s youth
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/19, 01:34 pm

On a cloudy Saturday morning here in May, around 30 young people in matching T-shirts gathered under a bridge, armed with posters on mental health. They walked across the city for more than an hour, backed by music from two loudspeakers. The group handed out emergency contact cards to passersby and occasionally chanted, “Speak your mind!” and “Better health for all!”

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California makes HIV prevention meds easier to get

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/08/19, 11:39 am

California will become the first state to allow people to buy HIV prevention pills without a prescription. Gov. Gavin Newsom approved the change to state law Monday. It will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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