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South Sudan, a nation embracing its identity through its skin

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In the world’s youngest country, skin whitening and the issue of colourism is linked to a complex history. Conservative estimates put the value of the global skin-whitening market at around $10bn annually [Jasmin Bauomy/Al Jazeera Juba, South Sudan – A swell of laughs and chatter fills the air as Jemma* greets familiar faces inside Juba’s cultural […]

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Raped, abused and harassed: Tale of female migrants in Morocco

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third of female migrants were abused on their way, research shows. The suffering doesn’t end when they reach Morocco. By Al Jazeera Rabat, Morocco – Sitting on the pavement outside an NGO’s office in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 18-year-old Juliet (not her real name) stared at the cars speeding past. Juliet had a look […]

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Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than beef and butter-doctors

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By Reuters Mkarimu Radio In Summary Studies in many populations showed that lower intake of saturated fat coupled with higher intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. For optimal heart health, the AHA recommends the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a Mediterranean-style diet. Both diets […]

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Study:ICU stay can lead to depression

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Patients who are treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) and survive are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. And depression in ICU survivors was linked with a higher risk of death in the next two years, researchers found. More than half of former ICU patients reported symptoms of psychological disorders, including […]