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Alcohol intake during pregnancy deforms babies

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can subtly influence the way a baby’s face is formed, researchers have found. The finding includes even drinking at low levels such as the occasional drink. Using a 3D facial analysis, features observed…
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Plastic bag bans in Africa: reality or fantasy?

Plastic bags are used daily across Africa - the bans are hoped to tackle the pervasive problem of waste. In both Tunisia and Kenya, the ban applies to vendors, companies and producers of plastic bags. Kenya has vowed to be successful in…
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Ghanaian mothers demand longer maternity leave

Ghanaian labor law requires that companies provide new mothers with at least three months maternity leave with pay. However as the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to push for an increase to six months, a debate over the issue has…
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Ebola hits Africa again, kills 3

A new Ebola outbreak has been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization. Since April 22, there have been nine suspected Ebola cases and three deaths, the WHO said. One out of the five blood…
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WHO explains cause of mystery deaths in Liberia

The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has explained how some nine people died mysteriously in Liberia. Eight others also fell sick after they were reported to have returned from the funeral of a religious leader. On Friday an official of…
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