Health

HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death in Africa

The World Health Organization’s most recent data on global deaths has good news for the African continent, including fewer people dying of HIV/AIDS and malaria. ​ The new death statistics researched by African fact-checking organization, Africa Check  indicated that lifestyle diseases have...

Top 3 Health Implications Of Drinking Garri

In Nigeria, one very staple food is garri. Made from cassava tubers, it has been nicknamed ‘garri’, ‘cornflakes’, ‘garium sulphate’, ‘garrison’ and so many other funny names. It is loved by all and sundry because it is cheap, affordable...

4 Nigerian Cities Among Top 10 Most Polluted Cities in the World

According to the latest urban air quality data, about 98% of cities with over 100,000 inhabitants in low- and middle-income countries do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. ​ Of the 3,000 cities in the WHO’s air quality database, Four of...

Regular Sex With A Loved One Might Help Women Live Longer -Study

So, according to this report published in the scientific journal Psychoneuro endocrinology, it turns out regular sex in a quality relationship might be very good for women. It might even help them live longer. ​ University of California scientists studied 129...

5 Things That Makes Alcohol The Most Dangerous Drug Of All

While we all know the dangers of alcoholism, it turns out alcohol may be far more dangerous than most of us even realize.. It not only pose a threat to individual users, it also poses -the most- danger to...

Incurable ‘Super Gonorrhoea’ On The Rise, Spread by Oral Sex

Gonorrhea was once easily treated with a quick dose of antibiotics. But, like all bacterial infections, strains have evolved that can evade the mechanisms used by antibiotics and now WHO says this new strain of gonorrhea infecting patients all...

People Who Consume Alcohol Live Longer Than Those Who Don’t – Study

Good news for those who have been looking for an excuse to not stop drinking... A newly published study shows that people who drink alcoholic drinks regularly are less likely to die prematurely than people who steer clear from...

Internet Addiction: How It May Affect Your Thinking Skills

Internet Addiction: How It May Affect Your Thinking Skills. I've always known internet addiction is bad -too much of everything has been said to be bad- but i never imagined the effect could reach our brain. ​ How can internet addiction affect someone's ability...

Obese Women More likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects, says study

Women who are obese when they conceive are more likely to have a baby with serious birth defects, a major study has found. The research revealed a sliding scale of risk for health problems including congenital heart defects, anomalies of...

Study: How Loneliness Affects How Your Brain Operates

Loneliness isn't in itself a mental health problem, but the two are strongly linked. Having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely, and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your brain and ultimately, your...

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TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most...

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell Wins UK’s Top Prize For Science Fiction

Zambia's Namwali Serpell has won the UK’s top prize for science fiction, the Arthur C Clarke award, for her first novel "The Old Drift". The...

African Tribe: The Artistic Ndebeles of Southern Africa

The Ndebeles are an African ethnic group living in South Africa and Zimbabwe known for their artistic talent, especially with regard to their painted houses and colorful beadwork. Not much is known about these people except that they originated from the larger Nguni tribes who make up almost two thirds of the black population in South Africa.

Matriarchal Communities in Africa: African Communities Where Women Reign Supreme

From the Umoja community in Northern Kenya to the small rural community of Arnado Debbo in Niger state, Nigeria. These here are three African communities with long-standing traditions where to be a woman is superior.

African Tribe: The Dinka People Of South Sudan

The Dinka are a pastoral-agricultural people that make up the largest ethnic group in South Sudan. They vary their lifestyle by season – in the rainy season they live in permanent savannah settlements and raise grain crops like millet,