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Coronavirus testing: 6 facts you need to know

By | 5 months ago

Glenda Mary Davison, Cape Peninsula University of Technology As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, the need for more extensive laboratory testing ...

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How contagious is coronavirus and can you spread it before symptoms start?

By | 6 months ago

C Raina MacIntyre, UNSW Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have increased dramatically over the past week, prompting concerns about how contagious the vir...

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What the discovery of a new HIV strain means

By | 6 months ago

The discovery of a rare new strain of HIV for the first time in nearly 20 years recently made headlines around the world. The big question is what the...

Uhuru and Raila
Kenya: why ‘big men’ cohesion is more important than ethnicity to political stability

By | 6 months ago

By: Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham; Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick, and Karuti Kanyinga, University of Nairobi Kenyan politics is oft...

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Daniel arap Moi: the making of a Kenyan ‘big man’

By | 6 months ago

Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick Daniel arap Moi – Kenya’s president from 1978 to 2002 – has died at the grand age of 95. The only extende...

The Pill
How ‘safe’ are you on your your birth control pill?

By | 7 months ago

About one-third of women using contraception use the pill. But how effective is the birth control pill? There are two types of contraceptive pill ...

Prince Harry and Megan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: why half in, half out just isn’t an option for royals

By | 7 months ago

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from royal duties has been described as a crisis for the monarchy, but they are the ones who ...

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The hushed downside of Kenya’s quick mobile loans

By | 10 months ago

Over the past 10 years mobile-based lending has grown in Kenya. Some estimates put the number of mobile lending platforms at 49. The industry is large...

Should fruit juice really be part of your diet? Experts weigh in

By | 11 months ago

Fruit juice was once viewed as part of a healthy diet, but today it is often seen as supplying little more than a high dose of sugar. Increasingly, fr...

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Five animals that could help us beat human diseases

By | 1 year ago

Adam Taylor, Lancaster University As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespan...

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