Studies like this are important because they help gather data from an African perspective.
Urban farmers in Ghana need to take greater interest in the health of consumers.
Most local farmers are indifferent to the effect of chemicals on consumers.
High school students wear face masks as they wash their hands on August 3, the first day of partial resumption of classes in Lagos, Nigeria, since the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Nigeria's management of the COVID-19 outbreak, and other future outbreaks, will require improved diagnostic capacity, effective testing and tracing, and massive investment in health infrastructure.
Some church members have no problem wearing masks; others say it’s an unconstitutional mandate.
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A Florida minister and a conservative lawmaker filed suit against a county law mandating mask wearing, saying it violates the freedom of religion. A constitutional law professor says they're wrong.
The disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the productivity of women could see many leave academia.
Increased pressure on women academics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying the fractured landscape of gender parity in academia.
Volunteers pay to help out on various projects from beach clearing to school building and animal conservation.
With a dramatic drop in bookings, volunteer tourism projects in developing countries have been hit hard, affecting local economies which depend heavily on volunteer spending and help.
Snake eating a frog.
Facebook groups exist to share information about most classes of animals and plants, and these communities have unprecedented observational power.
Bikers protest against the tobacco ban at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa.
The government was initially praised for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic but powerful interests could now be pushing its containment plans off course
We all have the right to refuse medical treatment, but the government could penalise those who refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.
Gauteng City-Region Observatory
Vulnerability in the context of Covid-19 is really complex. Many households in Gauteng have different challenges.
New guidelines for health-care providers advise supporting every individual to achieve their best health, rather than focusing on weight status.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
Census enumerators in Nairobi, Kenya. Countries need to collect comparable statistics about populations.
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The governments of several African countries have been reporting counts of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths related to COVID-19, without a breakdown by age and sex.
Sub-Saharan Africa has a low uptake of the Hepatitis B vaccine compared to the rest of the world.
HIV/AIDS receives more funding than hepatitis, which is responsible for more deaths.
We miss too much when we treat all seniors as helpless.
COVID-19 public health messages often classify 'elderly neighbours' as in need of aid, and overlook the substantial contributions, achievements and resources of older people.
Fresno, California and the surrounding San Joaquin Valley have some of the nation’s highest levels of fine particle air pollution.
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A new study shows that while fine particle air pollution has declined nationwide over the past 40 years, the health and environmental benefits haven't been shared evenly.
As antimicrobial resistance increases, the options for treating serious infections dwindle. Doctors need reliable information about which treatments to try out.
Government should be held accountable for its role in addressing obesity and diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, in South Africa.
The food industry's tactics are designed to reduce the likelihood of the government adopting global recommendations to tackle obesity.
Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg.
To fight climate change, we need to take people's cognitive biases into account.
Adolescents need to be part of prevention interventions.
Underlying social and structural causes of behaviour - such as poverty and gender disparities - are often ignored. But these are potential drivers of HIV infection among young people.
Children are at risk of getting sick from coronavirus and need to practice social distancing and mask wearing too.
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Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.