Tag Archives: African

Seeds of Freedom

Jess Phillimore The ABN and The Gaia Foundation A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find out more at seedsoffreedom.info. The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want … Continue reading

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Fitness programs for minority adults lack cultural relevance, MU study finds

Jesslyn Tenhouse EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity and higher rates of preventable deaths, according to the … Continue reading

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Fault Lines: Fast food, fat profits: Obesity in America

Al Jazeera English Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Minorities have been even … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Bullying and Depression: It’s Complicated

Maia Shalavitz TIME Children who are ostracized by their peers and bullied often become depressed, but new research suggests that the relationship may work the other way around as well: children’s depressive symptoms in elementary school precede social victimization and … Continue reading

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African Study Shows Zinc Saves Lives

Alexandra Sifferlin TIME Pneumonia is the most common cause of death among children under 5, but a new study finds that there may be a cheap and easy way to increase kids’ survival: zinc. Researchers from Makerere University in Uganda … Continue reading

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Study: Blacks are less segregated than ever before

Source: USA Today Black segregation from other racial groups has hit its lowest point in more than a century — declining in all 85 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas — but social and income inequality persist. A Manhattan Institute … Continue reading

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Cancer Among Minorities with HIV/AIDS

Source: PR Newswire Racial and ethnic minorities in America have been hit harder than white Americans by the HIV/AIDS epidemic–they make up about one-third of the population but two-thirds of all cases. In 2009, African Americans made up 14 percent … Continue reading

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US researchers and pharmaceutical companies conducting human experimentation in Africa

Source: Constitution Campaign A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, for their involvement in unethical and illegal human experimentation in Africa. The report is titled “Non-Consensual Research … Continue reading

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Anger over GM loophole

Source: GMFree After a decade-long battle to have genetically modified (GM) food labelled, consumer watchdogs believe misleading clauses in the new Consumer Protection Act could instead “hoodwink” and “confuse” the public and protect “big business”. Both the African Centre for … Continue reading

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