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What’s the best #diet for losing all the weight you put on over #Christmas ?

There are many diets you can follow if you want to live more healthily, but it’s hard to know which has the best long-term effects?…

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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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#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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HIV Infection Rate In Babies on Rise in Kenya

By Angela Oketch Despite efforts by national and county governments to ensure mothers give birth to HIV-free babies, new infections in children have gone up…

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Children with albinism find it hard to navigate school. Teachers can help

In Tanzania, only half of the children with albinism complete primary school. Shutterstock Charlotte Baker, Lancaster University Globally, 1 in 18,000 people have #albinism. In sub-Saharan…

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Fight against malaria needs combination of innovative science and communities

Bed nets treated with insecticide have been effective in fighting malaria in Africa. Shutterstock Mamadou Coulibay, Université des sciences, des techniques et des technologies de Bamako…

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