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Why 40°C is bearable in a desert but can cause death in the tropics

By Alan Thomas Kennedy-Asser, University of Bristol; Dann Mitchell, University of Bristol, and Eunice Lo, University of Bristol THIS year, even before the northern hemisphere...

Why tobacco business thrives in Africa — WHO

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has said the tobacco industry is flourishing in Africa due to regulatory lapses. The agency said while the number of...
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NAFDAC destroys N4.2bn fake products in Anambra

THE National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake, substandard goods and products worth over N4.2 billion in Awka, the...
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World leaders sign pact to eliminate cervical cancer

WORLD leaders and leading public health experts have signed a declaration seeking an end to cervical cancer. The declaration was formally launched in Geneva on...

Climate change killed 2 million in 50 years – UN

THE United Nations (UN) World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says the climate-related disasters that occurred in the last 50 years killed over 2 million people...
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