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Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...

Child Mortality: Child Loss is Devastatingly Common Among Mothers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Reveals

The researchers found that more than half of 45- to 49-year-old mothers have experienced the death of a child under age five. Nearly two-thirds have experienced the death of any child, irrespective of age. Though the child mortality rate has...

Stress From Work, Finances Greatly Increases Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Reveals

People with high financial stress are 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, while the odds are nearly six times greater for people dealing with work stress, a new study finds. To conduct their study, Researchers at the...

Here’s What Your Favorite Type of Music Can Predict About Your Personality

From blues to Hip hop, tons of people enjoy listening to various types of music while they paint, write, relax or work. Many believe that music helps boost creativity. But that's not all. Music has a very powerful impact on...

Bearded Men carry More Germs than Dogs, Study Reveals

There are more germs in men's beards than in dogs ' fur, according to new research. Researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland took swabs from the beards of 18 men and found every beard contained bacteria. The team, who were...

Men Who go to Bed Late Have Poorer Quality Sperm, New Study Finds

A new study has found that staying up late to watch movies or catch up on emails could affect men’s sperm count and damage their chances of fathering children. Men trying to have a baby could increase their chances of...

Here’s What Your Social Media Updates Reveals About Your Personality

Updating pictures and several posts regularly on various social media platforms has become the latest trend for today’s generation of our society. They don’t have a life beyond that, For instance, they wake-up with a morning selfie and their...

Spending Too Much Time On Social Media Increases Depression and Loneliness, Study Finds

Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook, Instagram etc is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal...

Marijuana Is The Most Commonly Used Illegal Drug in Nigeria – NBS

An illegal psychoactive drug, Cannabis which is popularly known as marijuana was the most widely used substance in Nigeria in 2018, followed by pharmaceutical opioids, mainly tramadol and codeine-containing cough syrups. In Nigeria, 14.3 million people (14 percent of the...

Lack of Investment in Education Responsible for Rapid Population Growth in Africa, Study

A study published yesterday suggests that Women deprived of an education in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1980s went on to have as many or more children than previous, more educated generations, thereby halting a trend toward smaller families. The findings...

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Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...

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 influential people in the world...

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...