Muslim experts weigh in on medical cannabis issue

Coming on the back of widespread discussion, government has recently approved the production of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, for medicinal purposes. While the drug has conventionally been used as a recreational drug, in a climate of overwhelming drug abuse within the country, the medicinal usage of the plant has[…]

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Appeal for little Tauhirah

For toddler Tauhirah Ajam, disability continues to cripple her life physically and financially. Ajam (5) was born prematurely and diagnosed her with Sepicaemia, a condition of blood poisoning. As an infant, she was transferred from hospital to hospital in search of better treatment for her condition. “She was transferred to[…]

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TAC says Aids treatment stalling

In T-shirts boldly declaring “HIV Positive,” members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday. Commemorating World Aids Day, the group called it a reunion rather than a celebration[…]

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WHO holds urgent talks on Ebola treatments

World health experts are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs, as doctors in the worst-hit African countries pleaded to be given the serums. With no fully tested treatments for Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed potential cures like[…]

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WHO approves experimental treatment for Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of untested Ebola drugs to treat the current outbreak in West Africa. The WHO said at a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday that the use of untested drugs was ethical, provided certain conditions were met. The statement comes following a[…]

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