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Urinary infections: a vaccine on the horizon?

One in every two women will, at least once in their life, suffer from a urinary infection—a far from pleasant experience. And though it...
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Verrucas: more than just a foot virus

Beware of verrucas. These small, benign tumours, usually caused by a virus belonging to the extensive human papillomavirus family (HPVs), are extremely contagious. They spread...
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Breathe in, breathe out: the respiration process revealed

What could be more natural than breathing? Yet this apparently simple mechanism conceals an entire process on which life depends. With each breath we...
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Advantages of exercise over smoking enormous

When you give up smoking, seize the opportunity to take up some form of exercise. This is an excellent idea for a number of...
Wash and disinfect baby bottles: a priority for infant health

Wash and disinfect baby bottles: a priority for infant health

Milk is a very rich environment, one that favors the growth of microorganisms. It is therefore very important to take great care when looking...
Turn it down! Advice about noise pollution

Turn it down! Advice about noise pollution

Noise is carried by waves that spread out in all directions. Everyone is affected, although to different degrees. However, there are a certain number...
Breastfeeding: great for baby’s teeth

Breastfeeding: great for baby’s teeth

Breastfeeding has proven advantages for the teeth of feeding babies. Babies’ teeth are formed during pregnancy. This is why it is so important to eat...
Basil is good for much more than salads

Basil is good for much more than salads

Basil is good for a lot more than just accenting tomato salads. Apart from its obvious taste qualities, basil contains pharmacological properties that make...
Eating healthy for two during pregnancy

Eating healthy for two during pregnancy

If you are pregnant, it’s important to be careful about what you eat. And it’s especially important to avoid any foods that are likely...
Infant mortality declines, but still a grave concern

Infant mortality declines, but still a grave concern

In 2007, across the world, almost nine million children under the age of 5 died. This is, of course, a very high figure but...
Photosensitivity – what is it and what are the risks?

Photosensitivity – what is it and what are the risks?

Photosensitivity is an abnormal skin reaction to sunlight which often takes the form of red, eczema-like patches or urticaria (hives). This skin sensitivity can...
Safety measures for hedge-trimmer and chainsaw use

Safety measures for hedge-trimmer and chainsaw use

The use of hedge trimmers has been proven to cause serious injuries. Always utilise them in dry weather, because using electrical equipment on wet...
What is the circadian rhythm?

What is the circadian rhythm?

The circadian rhythm refers to a series of biological events that occur in a cyclical fashion over a 24-hour period: changes in body temperature,...
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A Facebook ‘Welcome’ That May Not Be

High school seniors about to be admitted to college, take note: that authentic-looking Facebook page inviting you to join the university’s “welcome group” for...
Morocco: Heavy rains disrupt transport, leave many dead

Morocco: Heavy rains disrupt transport, leave many dead

At least 34 people have been killed and many left wounded and homeless in Morocco after the Northern African country was hit by heavy...
United States: Black-White educational divide no longer down to poverty?

United States: Black-White educational divide no longer down to poverty?

The explanation that African-American males perform poorly in school as a result of poverty and marginalization has been thwarted by a recent research study...
Ethiopia, Ghana and ten African countries get medical education grants

Ethiopia, Ghana and ten African countries get medical education grants

The United States will invest $130 million over the next five years to transform African medical education and increase the number of health care...
Why Good Governance Matters More in Africa Than Aid

Why Good Governance Matters More in Africa Than Aid

Heads of state from across the developing world arrived in New York last week for the annual United Nations meetings. Heading up the agenda...
The bright spots of Millenium Development Goals in Africa

The bright spots of Millenium Development Goals in Africa

Various reports by the United Nations and other international organizations have shown that Africa is facing enormous challenges in achieving the world's anti-poverty Millennium...
Africa: Behind the race for Education for all by 2015

Africa: Behind the race for Education for all by 2015

African countries have the unhealthiest environment for school-age children a new report has claimed. Children in Somalia, Eritrea, Comoros, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso, Central...
Zimbabwe government accused of promoting teen sex

Zimbabwe government accused of promoting teen sex

Zimbabwe government has defended its controversial decision to grant parental leave to schoolgirls who fall pregnant as parents accused it of promoting teen sex. In August,...
Germany: A new African library for Berlin

Germany: A new African library for Berlin

Berlin, the German capital, has opened its first African library. Since mid-August, 2010, books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, etc, dedicated to the African continent have...
Schooling: Trapped in a web of special interests

Schooling: Trapped in a web of special interests

Governments world-wide are struggling to solve the problem of deficiencies in their schooling systems. Politicians, teachers, educationists, administrators, employers, parents, politicians, policy analysts...
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NYERERE centre for peace research begins new training programs in Arusha

The East African Community Nyerere Centre for Peace Research (EAC-NCPR) in cooperation with Arcadia University in the USA has offered new scholarships to undergraduate...
The Folly of African Entrepreneurship

The Folly of African Entrepreneurship

Zimbabwe, like most developing African countries burdened with the yoke of authoritarian oppression, force-feeds citizens with policy prescriptions only meant to satisfy political egos...
East Africa getting ready for internet revolution

East Africa getting ready for internet revolution

The recent deployment of the SEACOM broadband cable off the coast of east Africa has sparked “the dawn of a new era” in Internet...
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Paris: Presentation of the World Social Science Report 2010 on 25 June 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters

Social science from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly...
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African-American Leaders Reduce Inner-City Violence

On June 17, 2010, four college-educated African-American male leaders -- Xavier Ramey, Antonio Gross, Willie Chatman and Kemarius Lee -- will return to North...
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Texas Education Board Makes Stupid Move

Racism continues to roil through the sinews of American society from conservative political candidates and TV news personalities openly calling for the repeal of...
US government pushes for African awareness in America

US government pushes for African awareness in America

While news accounts often portray Africa in negative terms, “there is in fact another Africa, an Africa that is an integral part of the...