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We Have the Vaccine for Climate Disinformation – Let’s Use It

Australia’s recent bushfire crisis will be remembered for many things – not least, the tragic loss of life, property and landscape. But one other...

South Africa: Summers Are Getting Hotter As Global Temperatures Keep Going Up

Global temperatures for December and January were especially hot, data from international organisations shows. December was the second hottest twelfth month measured in 140 years,...

South Africa: Makhanda Residents Ask Court to Help Solve ‘Sewage Hell’

Residents from Makhanda have approached the High Court for an extensive order to identify, clean and prevent sewage spills in the town, even detailing...

Heat Kills – We Need Consistency in the Way We Measure These Deaths

One of the most confronting impacts of climate change is the risk of more deaths from hot weather. Heat stress can exacerbate existing health...

Why California is Banning Chlorpyrifos, a Widely-used Pesticide: 5 Questions Answered

Editor’s note: California, the top U.S. food-producing state, is ending use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in...

South Africa: Reasonable Progress Made in Dealing With Polluted Vaal River – Portfolio Committee

Reasonable progress was being made to resolve the polluted Vaal River system with "steady improvements" already visible, the human settlements, water and sanitation portfolio...

Zimbabwe: Anguished Hwange Flood Victims Fret Over Uncertain Future

More than 50 families that were affected by flash floods in Hwange are still housed at the Colliery Company guest lodge where they share...

Biofuel breakthroughs bring ‘negative emissions’ a step closer

The use of biofuels helps reduce human greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one reason why some petroleum companies offer petrol containing up to 10% ethanol...

Zimbabwe: Lupane Man (73) Struck By Lightning in His Fields

A 73-year-old villager was struck to death by lightning while weeding his maize crop in Lupane on Tuesday. Acting Matabeleland North police spokesperson Sergeant Namatirai...

South Africa: 13-Year-Old Boy Drowns in PE River

The body of a teenage boy was retrieved from the Swartkops River in Port Elizabeth after he went missing while swimming, the National Sea...

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10 Amazing Diabetes Friendly Foods That Boost Your Health

When you suffer from diabetes, there are a lot of things that you are not allowed to eat. However, instead of concentrating on the...

50+ Banned Drugs, Food and Cosmetics in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is in the body in charge of controlling food drugs and cosmetics in...

Spirometry: Procedure and All You Must Know

Have you ever heard of spirometry? This is simply a type of pulmonary function test that is non-invasive and conducted to provide vital information...

Returning to the Gym After an Injury

Returning to the gym after a prolonged break could prove to be much more difficult than starting anew. These breaks often happen after an...

5 Reasons Why Plastic Surgery is on the Rise

Every year more and more people undergo plastic surgery to achieve the body they dream of. While some preach body positivity and talk about...

Frailty Can Affect How Well Older Adults Fare Following Emergency Surgery

Frailty is the medical term for becoming weaker or experiencing lower levels of activity/energy. Becoming frail as we age increases our risk for poor...

Plastic Safety 101

Containers, kitchen utensils, tooth brushes, raincoats, appliances, toys, and even baby bottles are made from plastic. The first thing to get straight is that plastic...

Five Reasons Why You Should Meditate Through Your Pregnancy and Techniques You Can Try

As a psychology student, a number of my friends approach me on various issues. One of them was a friend who had worried herself...

Common Underarm Skin Conditions & Treatment Options

Underarm skin is sensitive and is subjected to irritants. Using deodorants or other similar products can result in skin issues such as rashes, darkening...

Nigeria: Kogi Confirms Nine Cases of Lassa Fever, Four Deaths

The Kogi State Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded since the outbreak of the deadly disease...
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