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Diabetes and healthy eating

Friday, November 14, was World Diabetes Day. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. The Day is used to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.

Selfies: The overly digitised narcissist norm in modern communication

Nowadays, the use of 'self-portrait' photographs better known as 'selfies' to communicate is gaining increased popularity among Internet users, who almost on a daily basis, catch up with friends, relatives and families on various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The agony of Africa

It is tricky to know where to start when one wants to catalogue the woes of the African continent.

Is the demographic dividend Africa’s moment?

Africa's under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, according a UN report released on 13 August, 2014. This could have carried a big headline, but it was overshadowed by the international response to tame the Ebola virus in West Africa, US involvement in Iraq to help the Iraqi government in its fight against the Islamist group Isis and Russia's standoff with the West...

Malaria control: The great mosquito hunt

From dogs to balloons, researchers are using unorthodox ways to find out where malaria vectors hide during a long dry season.

UTG VC Joins 37 Vice Chancellors of African Universities on Africa Day Celebration at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey

May 25, which is the anniversary of the foundation of the African Union, is celebrated as Africa Day all around the world. In this framework, Gazi University in Ankara hosted a range of events on 21-22 May 2014...

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