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Oct 03, 2014

Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'

University of Chicago researchers asked adults aged between 57-85 to do a quick smell test.

The test involved identifying odours that were put on the tips of felt-tip pens.

Smells included were fish, peppermint, rose, leather and orange.

5 years later 39% of adults who had the lowest test scores had died, this compares with 19% who had moderate test and 10% who had good test scores.

Issues like smoking habits, nutrition, poverty, overall health and age were taken into account, despite this the researchers found adults who had the worest sense of smell were still the most at risk.

Prof Jayant Pinto, said: "We think loss of the sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine.

"It doesn't directly cause death, but it is a harbinger, an early warning system that shows damage may have been done.


Oct 03, 2014

Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'

University of Chicago researchers asked adults aged between 57-85 to do a quick smell test.

The test involved identifying odours that were put on the tips of felt-tip pens.

Smells included were fish, peppermint, rose, leather and orange.

5 years later 39% of adults who had the lowest test scores had died, this compares with 19% who had moderate test and 10% who had good test scores.

Issues like smoking habits, nutrition, poverty, overall health and age were taken into account, despite this the researchers found adults who had the worest sense of smell were still the most at risk.

Prof Jayant Pinto, said: "We think loss of the sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine.

"It doesn't directly cause death, but it is a harbinger, an early warning system that shows damage may have been done.


Oct 03, 2014

Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'

University of Chicago researchers asked adults aged between 57-85 to do a quick smell test.

The test involved identifying odours that were put on the tips of felt-tip pens.

Smells included were fish, peppermint, rose, leather and orange.

5 years later 39% of adults who had the lowest test scores had died, this compares with 19% who had moderate test and 10% who had good test scores.

Issues like smoking habits, nutrition, poverty, overall health and age were taken into account, despite this the researchers found adults who had the worest sense of smell were still the most at risk.

Prof Jayant Pinto, said: "We think loss of the sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine.

"It doesn't directly cause death, but it is a harbinger, an early warning system that shows damage may have been done.


Sep 07, 2014

Survivors speak about their battles with Ebola

Survivors Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol speak about their battles with Ebola.

Sep 07, 2014

MP advises man not to 'publicly comment' on issues if he has mental health problems

Dylan Barlow who has Asperger’s Syndrome said he was shocked at being told that he should maintain a dignified silence on political matters lest he "create problems" for himselfby the Conservative MP for Aberconwy, Wales, Guto Bebb.

The comments were made to Mr Barlow after he enquired about foreign affairs matters.

“If you have mental health issues then you should possibly refrain from commenting in the public domain since it might create problems for you,” Mr Bebb advised.

He also said Mr Barlow’s Asperger’s was a “sob story”.


Mr Bebb sounds like such a charming man, NOT.

Sep 06, 2014

German health minister announces training for medical staff in West Africa

Medical experts from Germany will be travelling to West Africa to give training to the local hospital staff. With the goal of stopping Ebola spreading.

Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said to the German daily Rheinische:

"With help from German experts, medical staff at hospitals will receive training on how to deal with highly infectious diseases, such as Ebola."

"The goal is to recognize Ebola infections quickly, get patients the right treatment and make sure the virus is not further transmitted."


Sep 06, 2014

Mental health issues raised over taser use in county

A report on Taser use in Staffordshire, England, found that they have been used a number of people who have mental health problems.

On over one hundred of the six hundred and nineteen occasions when officers pulled out their Tasers they were on people who have mental health difficulties.

The report was commissioned by Matthew Ellis, crime chief, the report suggested more work was needed within to help officers de-escalate and negotiate situations involving people with mental health problems.

Mr Ellis said: "The review from the ETA Panel did just that and provided fresh perspective and more detail than the Independent Police Complaints Commission's report, which did not differentiate between Taser use as a deterrent without discharge and actual discharge of Tasers.

"Unfortunately it meant the IPCC report allowed for a misleading picture of Taser use in Staffordshire to be portrayed. I'm satisfied that police in Staffordshire keep the discharge of Taser to a minimum and in very specific circumstances. The use of Tasers acts as a deterrent and reduces potential violence."


Sep 06, 2014

Clinic under investigation after Joan Rivers death

Yorkville Endoscopy, the Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest, is now under investigation by the New York State Department of Health.

Vladimir Duthiers from CBS news reports.

Sep 05, 2014

Va lawmaker stabbed by son urges mental health reform

Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds said that life changed for ever when his son stabbed him and then committed suicide.

He called on the congress to fix the crumbling mental health system, so that more tragedies could be prevented.

He told 1,700 mental health advocates at the annual meeting of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington, "we cannot afford to wait for another crisis or tragedy." He added "too many lives have been lost, too many families changed forever."

Advocates say that no major steps have been taken by lawyers to help families or patients in nearly two years since the mass shooting incident in Newtown, Conn.

Sep 05, 2014

E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist' say researchers

The W.H.O (world health organisation) has said that the e-cigarettes should be banned in workplaces and public places.

They added the reason is that e-cigarettes could increase the nicotine and toxins levels in the air.

But the University College London team said 6,000 lives a year may be saved for every million smokers that switch to cigarettes.

Additionally a group of experts in London attacked the criticism as misleading.

Professor Robert West said that concentrations of toxins present in the vapour of e-cigarettes was very low.

"You have to be a bit crazy to carry on smoking conventional cigarettes when there are e-cigarettes available."


Sep 05, 2014

Study finds, less sitting means a longer life

CBS reports on a new study that shows active seniors were more protected from the effects of ageing than inactive seniors.

Sep 04, 2014

Customs actions may cause HIV medicine shortage.

In the Philippines, people living with HIV are worried about running out of antiretroviral drugs.

1000 boxes of the drugs have been held by the Bureau of customs for a month but they may be released soon.

Documents were filed to release the drugs the drugs on Wednesday by the Department of Health.

BOC spokesman Charo Logarto said:

“They are filing the import entry only now as we speak, and as we all know, we cannot begin jurisdiction over any importation or any shipment until the importer, consignee, or legal representatives has filed the import entry and submitted other documents.”

current supplies will run out this week.

Artemus Arojado supplies will run out in a few weeks he is executive director of Project Red Ribbon, the HIV advocacy group.

Arojado said:

“What if I run out of these medicines and Customs fails to release the shipments? Where will I get my supply?

I am holding on to what I told people around me that I will not surrender to this disease.”


My opinion: A terrible situation I hope both departments can pull their fingers out and get this sorted out quickly.

I'm not sure how those responsible are able to sleep at night, knowing their actions may cause people to get sick or even worse.

Sep 04, 2014

Survey says, gay people more likely to have mental health problems,

Gay people more likely to have mental health problems, survey says

According to of the largest surveys in England of homosexuals Cambridge University researchers found that 12% of lesbians and around 19% of bisexual women reported having mental health problems, compared with 6 per cent of heterosexual women.

11% of gay men and 15% of bisexual men reported mental health problems, compared to 5% of heterosexual men.

Gay and bisexual women and men were 50% more likely than heterosexuals to report their negative experiences with primary care services.

Professor Martin Roland, director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services said:

“The survey shows that sexual minorities suffer both poorer health and have worse experiences when they see their GP”


Sep 04, 2014

'World is losing' Ebola fight, health officials say

In a briefing at the UN, health officials warn world is losing Ebola fight.

Sep 03, 2014

One Family's Hopeful Turn in the Fight Against Heroin

NBC reports on a family's battle against heroin.

Sep 03, 2014

Toronto Public Health removes racist document suggesting Chinese food causes food poisoning

A 10 year old manual has been removed from the Toronto Public Health website after they received a complaint that the manual was racist because “Chinese-style foods” was singled out as potentially a cause of food poisoning.

The co-director of Food Forward,a food advocacy group and founder of CaterToronto, a community-based catering network, Vanessa Ling Yu looked at the Toronto's health Food Handler Certification online training manual, when she saw two references to “Chinese-style foods, rice” caused bacterial intoxication.

The manual was published in 2004 and Chinese food was the only ethnic food referenced.Yu said:

"Identifying a particular culture’s food as being prone to illness is inappropriate and racist. The document shamed Chinese tradition and culinary practices by singling out its cuisine"


My opinion: If the complaint was never made, Toronto Public Health would have never removed it.

Sep 03, 2014

Burning wood indoors to cook raises health risks for billions

Three billion people are putting themselves at risk of an early death or ill health by burning fuels like wood and charcoal indoors, according to new research.

In the Lancet Respiratory Medicine Commission, the researchers analised the evidence of the effects of those kinds of household air pollution.

Proffessors William Martin from Ohio State University and Stephen Gordon from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the U.K. and their team estimated that somewhere in the region of 600 to 800 million people are at risk of contracting illiness like pneumonia, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder asthma.

The Lancet editors said they that they hope the reaserch "will provide the impetus to drive change and tackle what is a preventable, but devastating, burden on the health of the world’s population, not least in terms of the morbidity and mortality associated with acute and chronic respiratory diseases."


My opinion.

I also hope the research will provided the impetus to change things but I don't think it will.

After all it is not really rocket science to conclude that if you cook with fuels like wood and charcoal indoors you're at risk of ill health and death.

It has been known for a long time but nobody as done anything about it and I don't expect it to change now.

Sep 02, 2014

Train your brain to crave healthy food

A pilot study has found that it might be possible to rewire the brain so that the body wants healthier food by changing your eating behaviour.

In the study thirteen obese and overweight people were divided into two groups: a experimental group and a control group.

Both groups had their brain activity response to photos of different foods recorded.

The experimental group took part in a behavioural intervention program, that included support group sessions and portion-controlled menus.

Everybody was asked to reduce calorie intake 500 to 1,000 calories everyday and follow a high-protein and high fibre diet to help prevent cravings and hunger.

After 6 months, the experimental group lost 14 pounds and the control group lost 5 pounds.

Senior author Susan Roberts, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Energy Metabolism Laboratory, said;

"We don't start out in life loving french fries and hating, for example, whole wheat pasta.

This conditioning happens over time in response to eating repeatedly what is out there in the toxic food environment."


Sep 02, 2014

Skin cancer referrals up by 41 per cent in 5 years

A study has found that people admitted to hospital in England due to skin cancer has gone up by 41% in the last 5 years, a lot of the increase is because of GP practice changes

The number of people being admitted for melanoma has gone up 30%. For non-melanoma skin cancer there has been a 43% increase.

Julia Verne of Public Health England said;

“The increase in hospital admissions for skin cancer is due to a number of factors.

Skin cancers in general are increasing as a result of an ageing population, but also there was a change in the Nice guidelines to GPs which has caused an increase in hospital referrals.”


Sep 02, 2014

Health Canada pulling citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves

Citronella-based bug sprays will be pulled off the shelves by Health Canada by the end of December.

The reason given is that there is no adequate safety data.

Citronella has been used in Canada to repel insects for decades. Scientists and consumers are puzzled by the ban.

Watch the CBC news report.

Sep 01, 2014

Playing violent games may cause depression in children

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A study conducted by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston suggest that playing violent video games for more than two hours a day can cause depression in preadolescent children.

Previous studies showed how agression was connected to video games but this was the first study to analyse the connection between violent video games and depression, saidSusan Tortolero, Ph.D., principal investigator and director of the Prevention Research Center at the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The study described the symptoms as the following;

  • lack of interest in activities
  • lack of pleasure
  • low energy
  • concentration difficulties
  • low self-worth and suicidal ideation


Sep 01, 2014

Eat fruit and vegetables to avoid a stroke

CBS news reports on a 20 year study which says people who eat fruit and vegetables can avoid a stroke.

Sep 01, 2014

Chinese government improves mental health services for children

Beijing schools and nurseries have been promoted mental and physical health since 2012. The first mental health law was passed last year. Paediatricians have been told to screen patients for warning signs.

Foreign psychotherapists have been enlisted to help increase awareness and train specialists.

Dr Zheng Yi, deputy director of Beijing Anding Hospital at Capital Medical University and president of the Chinese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry said:

"The government is paying a lot of attention to psychological health"

Research preliminary results that Dr Zheng has overseen shows of research he has overseen, children have mental health issues.

Although he said the results compared favourably with a rate of about 20% elsewhere, he noted that problems, like anxiety disorders are on the increase.


Aug 28, 2014

Fraser Health apologizes for controversial breastfeeding form

A breastfeeding handout which condemned formula feeding has been removed from circulation by the British Columbia health authority.

The handout contained warnings about formula feeding.

The claims include that babies that are not breastfed are at a bigger risk of getting diabetes, suffer sudden infant death syndrome and childhood cancers.

Another claim is that children that are not breastfed could score lower on IQ tests.

Additionally it stated there is a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes in mothers that formula feed.

Fraser Health hospitals asked mothers delivering babies to sign a form acknowledging that are aware of the risks involved.

Tamara Van Tent, Fraser Health's maternity director said:

"We're sincerely sorry for the offence it has caused, it was not our intention.

I think we've determined that some of the language could be softened a bit."


'Could be softened a bit' is an understatement.

Aug 26, 2014

Woman wakes up after being clinically dead for 26 minutes

KPHO-TV reports on a woman called Debbie Biggles who was clinically dead for 26 minutes.

Aug 26, 2014

Highly resistant gonorrhoea strain found in Australia

Doctors in New Zealand and Australia have been put on high alert because of a sex superbug.

The superbug in question is a very resistant strain of gonorrhoea which is resistant to antibiotics.

It was detected in a tourist from Europe who got the STI in Sydney.

The strain was first discovered in 2009 in Japan when a sex worker tested positive.

In 2011 a resilient strain was found in Hawaii, Norway and California. Dr Edward Coughlan, president of the New Zealand Sexual Health Society said

“Gonorrhoea infection can result in severe complications. This is a major public health concern.”


Aug 21, 2014

Pam Owen, beaten mental health worker, doesn't blame attacker

CBC news report on Pam Owen, a mental health worker who was badly beaten by a patient.

The senior managers were particular criticised WorkSafeBC, I noticed that Kate Dickerson, the executive director of Workplace Health at Vancouver Coastal Health when asked if there would be any consequences for the managers? Just avoided answering the question.

I can't help feeling that if staff lower down the food-chain had been negligent, they would be gone.

Aug 21, 2014

Ebola crisis: Liberia police fire at Monrovia protests

The residents of West Point slum area in Monrovia, Liberia have said the blockade of barbed wire prevents them from working and buying food.

Last weekend the residents attacked a quarantine centre, looted mattresses and helped suspected Ebola patients to escape, which means potentially the virus could spread to other parts of the city.576 people have died so far in Liberia.

The W.H.O (World Health Organization) released figures which showed there were 106 deaths and 221 new cases in West Africa between 17 and 18 August.

The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said:

"We have been unable to control the spread due to continued denials... disregard for the advice of health workers and disrespect for the warnings by the government.”


Aug 20, 2014

Good neighbours are good for your health

NBC reports on a study that show good neighbours are good for your health.Kind of pointing out the obvious there.

Aug 20, 2014

Youth mental health care 'in dark ages', says minister

In England, Norman Lamb the care and support minster has said the mental health services for young people are stuck in the dark ages and need to be brought into the modern age.

He wants to launch a task force to see how services can be improved.

There has been an increasing number of young people getting treatment in adult wards and travelling long distances to receive treatment.

A survey by the charity Young Minds found that services were being cut by councils.

A NHS England report done last month acknowledged they had no clue to what extent young people were affected by their mental health problems.


Aug 13, 2014

Depression is a disease

The great comedian and actor Robin Williams commited suicide yesterday.His death has brought depression and mental health back into the news.

In this video the experts talk about depression.

Aug 12, 2014

NI health minister sees 'merit' in A&E fees for drunk patients

Northern Ireland's health minster, Edwin Poots has said that he can see the merit of charging patients who are in A&E due to drugs and drink a fee.

Edwin Poots provided extra resources recently to try to combat long waiting times in A&E.

But the staff say they still find themselves under severe pressure regularly.

Targets to give patients treatment within twelve hours were missed more than seven hundred times in Northern Ireland.

The majority of targets were missed were at Antrim Area Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH).


My opinion:

I think this is a terrible idea, I notice that Mr Poots didn't say anything about smoking related diseases.

Too much money to be made from the tobacco industry I think.

As I said in my earlier posts look at the problems behind the abuse.

Why not vastly improve mental health services and run a campaign that destigmatises mental health?

What if they don't have money to pay are they not going to get treatment.

Aug 12, 2014

Inside an Ebola outbreak epicenter

In this video CNN's David McKenzie visits a Sierra Leone hospital where doctors race against time to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Aug 12, 2014

Alcoholic drinks should carry health warnings, says English parliamentary group

A parliamentary group says that there should be health warnings on all alcoholic drinks.

The group wants political parties on all sides to implement ten recommendations to cut down alcohol related problems. One of the recommendations is to cut the drink drive limit.

The conservative government say they are working to cut down excessive alcohol consumption and tackle the cheap alcohol sales.

Chairwoman of the parliamentary group and Conservative MP Tracey Crouch said:

"The facts and figures of the scale of alcohol misuse in the UK speak for themselves - 1.2 million people a year are admitted to hospital due to alcohol; liver disease in those under 30 has more than doubled over the past 20 years and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21bn."


My opinion:I don't think there is anything wrong with putting health warnings on alcoholic drinks but I don't believe it would make people think twice about drinking.

As for cutting the drink drive limit, I always say that if you going to be driving don't drink at all.

I would prefer to look at the reasons why people are binge drinking and deal with those problems and tackle them, then people won't feel the need to escape through drinking.

Aug 07, 2014

California parents threaten to sue over controversial health textbook

California parents have voiced their displeasure about a health book for ninth graders which includes references to oral sex, vibrators, bondage, where to buy a condom and how to use it and sexual anatomy.

The book is called Your Health Today which covers everything from nutrition to fitness.

However the parents have found the sex section so disturbing that they have created a petition which has already been signed by six hundred people which wants the Fremont school board to stop teaching pupils from the book.

Asfia Ahmed who is a parent said:'I feel that it's not age appropriate for these kids.

I have read the book from first page to last, and most pages talk about college kids. It doesn't relate to these kids at all.'


Aug 05, 2014

Ultra endurance sport training can hurt your health

CBC reports on the dangers of ultra endurance sport training.

Aug 02, 2014

Ebola patients to be treated on U.S soil

Infected Americans will be transported from Liberia to US facility.

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Jul 31, 2014

Sharp cuts leave NHS mental health services unable to cope

Doctors are warning that mental healthcare is deteriorating in England, after a survey revealing that 1 in 5 doctors had seen a patient end up coming to harm because they were not able to get specialist help.

Some GPs have reported that some patients were sectioned or committed suicide due the low availability of community mental health services.

More than 8 in 10 GPs believe their local mental health teams are unable to cope with case loads, additionally nearly half of the GPS said in the past 12 months the situation in their locality had got worse.

Policy and campaigns manager at the mental health charity Mind, Geoff Heyes said:

“People with mental health problems can recover, but early intervention is vital.

If the Government is serious about giving as much importance to mental health as it does physical health, we urgently need to see more funding for mental health services.”


Jul 26, 2014

Virus detected in baby cured of HIV

A baby who was thought to be cured of HIV has detectable levels in her blood.

Jul 26, 2014

Ebola virus reaches Nigeria

A Liberian man has died from the Ebola virus in Nigeria, Lagos.

His case has heightened fears that the Ebola virus could be spreading beyond Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

1,093 people have contracted the Ebola Virus according to the World Health Organization and 660 people have died so far.

The man arrived on Sunday at Lagos airport and was put in isolation at a local hospital after he showed symptoms that were associated with the Ebola virus.

He said that he did not have direct contact with anybody who had the virus nor attended the funeral of anyone who died of Ebola.


Jul 26, 2014

Acetaminophen does not lessen back pain

New research casts doubt on Acetaminophen, the most common treatment for lower back pain.

Jul 26, 2014

Samoa on health alert over suspected dengue fever outbreak

Samoa has been put on high alert by the ministry of health to stop dengue fever from entering the country.

It was a response to Acute fever and rash outbreak (AFR) in American Samoa.

AFR symptoms are similar to dengue fever symptoms and it is thought that it is a virus transmitted by a mosquito.

Dr Neilsen said:

“Due to the proximity of our two islands, the public to take precautions and seek medical advice when the symptoms show"

Headaches, joint pains, feverish, skin rash and generalized body aches are the symptoms to look for.

Resorts and hotel operators have been told to report suspected cases. Airlines have been alerted about the situation.

102 cases were reported in American Samoa since July 7.

Two people have been hospitalized and one of them is in intensive care.


Jul 25, 2014

West Virginia clinic reused needles

Patients have been advised to get testing for any blood borne infectious diseases by health officials after their investigation discovered that syringes and needles had been reused at Valley pain management clinic.

The needles and syringes were used to administer saline solutions and pain medications.

Because of these practices potentially patients have been exposed to diseases like HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B.

Health officials said the clinic had failed to cooperate with requests for a patient list, which they need to notify patients.


I really hope the book gets thrown at the people involved.

Not only have they exposed people to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B, they being obstructive as well by not handing over the patient list.

Jul 24, 2014

Doctors say Nitschke was a risk to public health

Doctors in western Australia have shown their support for the suspension Philip Nitschke, a euthanasia advocate over his links to the suicide of a WA man, who was young and healthy.

Dr Andrew Miller, WA branch vice-president of the AMA said that appropriate action had been taken against Dr Nitschke because of his involvement in the build up to the suicide of Nigel Brayley had caused anguish and serious concern.

He added “Nitschke has failed in his duty as doctor. Mr Brayley should have been referred for mental health assessment and support as soon as Nitschke was in contact with him."


Jul 22, 2014

Probiotics appear to lower blood pressure

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A new review of previous studies has suggested regularly consuming good bacteria otherwise known as probiotics could help to control blood pressure. Probiotics is found in milk, cheese and yoghurt.

Researchers discovered that consuming the right amount of probiotics for around two months lowered blood pressure

Jing sung, one of the researchers on the study said:

"I do not think the general public understands how probiotics might be beneficial to health at this stage.

The challenge to us is to convince patients and clinicians to accept the product in daily life."


Jul 22, 2014

HIV virus in human cells destroyed by researchers

CBS report on a historic scientific breakthrough which could pave the way to

Jul 18, 2014

Cherokee Nation negotiates $29.5 million settlement with the federal government for health-support costs that are owed

The Cherokee Nation and the federal government for health-support have agreed a $29.5 million settlement for costs that the tribe were owed for almost a decade.

The Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal health program Alaskan Natives and American Indians did not pay for support costs for things like human resources, finance, information technology and finance between 2005 and 2013.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said

“The settlement is a major milestone for the Cherokee Nation and our health centers.

Payment of these millions of dollars from the federal government is long overdue, and now these funds will be utilized to provide expanded and improved health care services to our citizens.

We will be able to equip our new centers with state-of-the-art medical devices and technology,”

The IHS runs 8 health centers and one hospital in the Cherokee Nation and more than a million patients depend on their health care.


Jul 18, 2014

Using acid blockers may lead to additional health problems

This report looks at how blockers for heartburn could lead to complications like heart problems and broken bones.

Jul 18, 2014

Court in Pretoria forces hospital to treat Somali girl

In Petoria, South Africa, a very sick Somali girl aged 12 will get medical treatment after a settlement was agreed at the high court.

Human Rights lawyers, acting on the girl's family behalf, started an application after it was alleged that she was refused treatment at the Steve Biko Hospital because her family could not pay a R250,000 deposit and because she was undocumented.

The girl travelled on her own through Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania from Somalia on June 25.

Health officials said after an investigation they was no substance in the allegations and denied it.

The brother of the girl undertook to identify members of staff that demanded the deposit, and retract the allegation if he did not co-operate with the investigation.


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