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Stone tools date early humans in North #Africa to 2.4 million years ago

Archaeological excavation at Ain Boucherit, #Algeria. Mathieu Duval, Author provided Mathieu Duval, Griffith University and Mohamed Sahnouni, National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) When…

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Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common #herbicide

Foraging bees are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals in the environment. Pixabay Sue Nicolson, University of Pretoria #Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used…

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#Teachers use #violence against children in #Uganda : we set out to find out more

Violence against students is very common in Uganda, even though corporal punishment was banned. Juliya Shangarey/Shutterstock Katherine G Merrill, Johns Hopkins University In many parts…

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Study shows #mitochondrial #DNA can be passed through #fathers – what does this mean for #genetics ?

3D man/Shutterstock Michael J Porter, University of Central Lancashire Some things you learn in school turn out not to be true, for example that there…

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Self-testing: a potentially powerful tool for fighting #HIV

The theme for World Aids Day is “know your status”. EPA Joel Msafiri Francis, University of the Witwatersrand #WorldAIDSDay2018 #SelfTesting #SelfAwareness In recent years, more emphasis…

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Posted in General Healthcare News Hospital Care Medicine Research South Africa

#Babies born to mums with #HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School , and Mary-Ann…

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What #India could learn from #Ethiopia about #food security

Chokchai Suksatavonraphan/Shutterstock Ivica Petrikova, Royal Holloway Despite India’s fast economic growth and poverty reduction over the past few decades, food insecurity remains very high. This…

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Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

The life #expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council People in sub-Saharan #Africa are…

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Ghana’s #newspapers do a fairly good job reporting mental #health issues

Francisco Anzola/Flickr, CC BY-ND Vivian Afi Abui Dzokoto, Virginia Commonwealth University and Annabella Osei-Tutu, University of Ghana #Ghana If you want to know how a…

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Michelle Obama Recounts Her Horrible First Visit to Kenya

By Hilary Kimuyu In her newly released memoir titled, ‘Becoming’, the former US First Lady narrates how she alongside #Obama struggled to move around during…

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