Taking the long view on health: Tracking the impact of aging in rural South Africa

Population aging is a growing challenge worldwide, and African is no exception. The World Health Organisation estimates that the continent is home to almost 65 million people aged 60 years or older, and that this number will increase to over 100 million by 2050. This rapid population aging will certainly lead to an increase in non-communicable diseases. This, in turn, […]

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K-Pop Star Sulli Has Died At Age 25 At Her Home In South Korea

K-pop star and former f(x) band member Sulli, Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at her home in South Korea. The police investigation is ongoing, but at this time her cause of death is apparent suicide. Sulli was outspoken about cyber bullying and reportedly dealt with severe depression. Choi Jin-ri, best known by her K-pop stage name Sulli, was found dead […]

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We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa’s rate is the rapid growth of the country’s commercial food industry. This has led to increased consumption of cheap, easily accessible and ultra-processed food that is high in […]

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South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

A worldwide search is on to find blood donors with a rare genetic variation to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl battling cancer. Zainab Mughal has neuroblastoma and needs life-saving transfusions. But finding compatible donors is immensely challenging, because she’s missing a common antigen most people carry in their blood, called “Indian B.” Florida-based OneBlood says the donors must […]

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