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Why women’s health matters for everyone

Improvements could add years to life and life to years – and potentially boost the global economy by $1 trillion ANALYSIS | MELODY CHIRONDA | Maternal health, which refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, according to WHO Africa, faces a troubling trend worldwide. Seven …

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Researching HIV in children

Local experts focus on international research findings to study effect of treatment interruptions Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Researchers in Uganda are making significant strides in the fight against pediatric HIV. Leveraging data from the International Maternal, Pediatric, Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT P1115) study, they are exploring the complexities …

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Lower cancer and heart disease with plant diet

But rather than vegetarian or vegan, a flexitarian diet is best ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | A new scientific literature review has found that vegetarian and vegan diets help improve cardiometabolic risk factors, such as elevated lipids, blood sugar, body weight, BMI, and inflammation. The individuals studied also had a lower risk …

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Mapping malaria in Africa

Climate change study predicts where mosquitoes will breed in future ANALYSIS | MARK SMITH & CHRIS THOMAS | The relationship between climate and malaria transmission is complex and has been the subject of intense study for some three decades. Mosquito vector populations sufficient to maintain malaria transmission occur within a particular …

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Booming fitness culture in Africa attracts global players

Africa’s workout and fitness culture is thriving and with its growth, it is attracting international gym service providers and global fitness challenges. This marks a monumental shift in the continent’s health and wellness landscape. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | The African debut of popular global workout competition, the “World Series …

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Sleep Onset Mechanics

Understanding the transition from wakefulness to slumber ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Sleep is a complex process that can be defined as reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli when compared to wakefulness. Sleep quality can be explained by an individual’s level of self-satisfaction after sleep. This can be assessed through sleep efficiency, sleep …

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What your feet can tell you about your health

They can indicate viral infections, diseases of the cardiovascular system and even neurological disorders ANALYSIS | DAN BAUMGARDT | From skin to hair, scabs and even tears, the external appearance of the body can offer clues about the state of your health. But there’s another part of the anatomy that’s often …

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