COVID restrictions measures caused major disruptions to people’s lives.
African countries must take bold actions to repair their health systems and make them more resilient.
Women who have children over a long time lose more teeth.
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More attention should be given to the oral health of women during the reproductive years, in particular those who have many children.
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Nigeria can save money spent importing citric acid by producing it from cashew waste.
A factor holding back African research is the lack of strong collaborative networks between African laboratories and institutions.
Drug discovery research in Africa receives modest but essential international funding through philanthropic foundations and selected pharmaceutical companies.
Dirty fuels are still popular in large parts of Africa.
In urbanising communities in sub-Saharan Africa, women cooking primarily with charcoal and wood had approximately 50% higher odds of likely depression than those cooking with gas.
Plastic waste from land based sources pollute the beaches and other water bodies.
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Nigeria generates 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste yearly. Research and public enlightenment can help address the problem.
A man sits next to dead livestock in the village of Hargududo, Ethiopia, where there’s hardly been a drop of rain in 18 months.
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The ongoing humanitarian crisis raises serious questions about future food and water security in the Horn of Africa.
Professor Glenda Gray was the most visible female scientist in South African media coverage during the first six months of COVID.
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Journalists may unwittingly perpetuate the notion that men are the only experts worth listening to. This limits the visibility of women in science.
A truck carries lithium carbonate at a lithium mine in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
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For the moment the find in Nigeria simply points to the potential for lithium resource. Full exploration will be necessary.
Greywater is used all over the world for domestic and agricultural irrigation.
Researchers have long argued that greywater could bolster South Africa’s food security if it’s used to water domestic food gardens.
The seriousness of an epidemic is a function of several factors, including the degree of contagiousness and potential for rapid spread.
Widows in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
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Widows in Nigeria are still exposed to harmful practices.
After being displaced by drought, nearly 300 people, mostly women, and children arrived at Qansahley camp in Dollow, Jubaland, Somalia.
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About 7.7 million Somalis need emergency aid right now.
A Nigerian women’s group demands sex workers’ rights at a protest.
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The study reveals a consistently biased and negative depiction of sex workers by news media in Nigeria.
A lab technician in Spain picks up a reactive to test suspected monkeypox samples.
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The new name for monkeypox must be aligned with best practices in naming of infectious diseases to avoid the uninformed negative narrative that associates diseases with regions.
The mental health of mothers has important implications for children and families.
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Maternal mental health conditions are a reflection of harmful social and economic factors that plague women in general.
One of the first babies born in the year 2020 on 1 January 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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The factors associated with death in mother and baby included low education in the mother, lack of antenatal care, referral from another facility.
Farmers drive sprinkler irrigation machines in a wheat field in East China’s Jiangsu province.
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If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
Support for young internet users needs to come from parents, teachers, governments and the social media industry.
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Understanding the impact of the digital environment on children’s mental health requires a balanced consideration of not only the potential risks, but also the benefits of the online world.
Road traffic is one of the causes of air pollution in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Twenty-six fast-growing African cities may battle health challenges if air pollution is not addressed.