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Putting your Phone in Uncooked Rice can Save it from Water Damage

Diving into a pool or ocean, enjoying a favorite beverage or dodging puddles during a rainstorm–things we’ve all likely done at one time or another. Some water-themed experiences are certainly more enjoyable than others but nothing can make that moment ...

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Farmers on alert for highly infectious livestock virus

Farmers are being warned to expect an outbreak of a highly infectious livestock disease known as bluetongue this summer. The disease, carried by a biting midge, can be fatal to sheep and cows. The return of the disease to central ...

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First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World ...

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Meningitis outbreak: Death toll rises to 37

The total number of people who have died from the Pneumococcal Meningitis disease has risen from 33 to 37. The outbreak started last year in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region but spread to Wenchi, Techiman, Bruohan, Kintampo ...

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Meningitis kills 32; MoH insists no cause for alarm

The outbreak of a variant of meningitis in parts of the country is causing public health concern among the people. The people in communities where there have been reported cases are particularly alarmed because the disease over the last three ...

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Super-rich: 62 people own as much as half the world

The world’s richest 62 people now own as much wealth as half of the world’s population, according to a report by the charity Oxfam. Super-rich individuals saw an increase of 44 percent since 2010, taking their cumulative wealth to $1.76 ...

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Pneumococcal Meningitis : 11 dead in two weeks

At least one person has died of a new case of Pneumococcal Meningitis in the Ashanti region. This brings to eleven the total number of people who have died of the dangerous disease over the last two weeks. Nine out ...

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How Biotechnology Can Be Used to Improve Aquaculture

Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals, has been identified by the government as means to improve food and nutrition security and contribute to economic activity and household incomes. Fish is a priority commodity under Development Strategy and Investment Plan (DSIP) ...

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China pledges support to Accra Compost and Recycling Plant

The Chines government has pledged to offer assistance to the management of the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP) to ensure efficient management of liquid waste in the country. Addressing journalists after a tour of the Accra Compost and Recycling ...

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S. Africa: 70% of Jo’burg sex workers have HIV

Seventy percent of Johannesburg sex workers have HIV, far exceeding the 46% estimate made in 2000. This is revealed in a study of HIV prevalence and treatment rates among sex workers by the US Centres for Disease Control in conjunction ...

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