Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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African-Americans live shorter lives due to heart disease and stroke

Added: 24.10.2017 3:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

African-Americans carry a higher burden of cardiovascular diseases compared with white Americans. Risk factors for heart disease appear earlier in African-Americans than in whites. Social determinants of health, stress and cultural factors all play a role.

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Is This $13 Billion Food Security Crisis Intrexon's Next Big Opportunity?

Added: 24.10.2017 3:10 | 3 views | 0 comments

A single invasive agricultural pest is laying waste to African crops.

Tags: Africa, ISIS
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Issa Rae Is Developing an HBO Drama Set in ’90s Los Angeles With Author Angela Flournoy

Added: 24.10.2017 2:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

Issa Rae already has two seasons of comedy stardom under her belt, so the next step is obvious: time to create a heady period family drama with acclaimed author Angela Flournoy. According to Deadline, the Insecure actress is developing an as-yet unnamed series for HBO about an African-American family grappling ...

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Study reveals risk factors for substance use problems, as well as resilience

Added: 24.10.2017 2:13 | 3 views | 0 comments

A new study explores factors increasing the risk for substance use problems among African-American/Black and Latino adults residing in a high-risk urban community, as well as patterns of resilience. It reveals that serious risk factors are highly prevalent and strongly associated with substance misuse; however, a substantial proportion could be characterized as resilient, and evidenced substance use problems at rates comparable to the general U.S. population.

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Drones used to map climate change in Zanzibar

Added: 24.10.2017 0:07 | 3 views | 0 comments

In Zanzibar, which is a series of islands off the east coast of Africa, a group is using drones to map the effects of rising sea levels and global temperatures in an effort to combat local climate change

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Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: Study

Added: 23.10.2017 23:33 | 5 views | 0 comments

October 24, 2017 6:33 AM
GENEVA (AFP) - Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said Tuesday (Oct 24), calling it a "conflicting phenomena".

Tags: Africa, NFL
From: www.straitstimes.com

Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Says A Lot About Attack In Niger Is Still Unknown

Added: 23.10.2017 22:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

The nation's highest military officer — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Marine General Joseph Dunford — revealed more details today about the deadly ambush in Africa earlier this month where four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger.

From: www.npr.org

Top U.S. general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger

Added: 23.10.2017 22:11 | 6 views | 0 comments


The American people and the fallen soldiers' families deserve answers about a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger, the top U.S. general said Monday, without being able to provide many himself.
Three weeks after the attack by presumed Islamic State forces, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford,...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for US policy hints

Added: 23.10.2017 18:06 | 15 views | 0 comments

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived in Ethiopia on Monday (Oct 23), one of the first senior members of President Donald Trump's administration to visit Africa, on a trip diplomats hope will shed light on his plans to engage with the continent.

From: www.straitstimes.com

The Brilliance Paradox: What Really Keeps Women and Minorities from Excelling in Academia

Added: 23.10.2017 17:14 | 2 views | 0 comments

How a misplaced emphasis on genius subtly discourages women and African-Americans from certain academic fields

Tags: Africa, Women
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