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Solar cookers produce more than food for Mexican women

By Emilio Godoy Villa De Zaachila, Mexico, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The sun’s rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy transition towards the use of renewable sources – the objectives of an enterprise in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Read More »

Apple loses more ground in smartphone market

Apple lost more ground in the shrinking smartphone market last quarter, with a sales tracker saying the tech giant was pushed off the top-three seller list by a Chinese rival. Apple fell to fourth place in global smartphone sales, shipping 35.3 million iPhones in the second quarter compared to the 36.2 million units shipped by Oppo, according to a report ... Read More »

Beyoncé’s Lion King album is more about her

Following in the footsteps of Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther, Beyoncé has released a 14-track album to accompany Disney’s remake of The Lion King. “This is sonic cinema,” said the star, who plays Nala in the film, as she announced the record, called The Gift. Many of her collaborators are familiar – from Jay-Z and Pharrell to her Lion King co-star ... Read More »

BSMMU to conduct 5 more liver transplants in August

Health Desk The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) will carry out five more complex liver transplant surgeries free of cost in August following the first-ever June 24 sucessful operation. BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua today came up with this announcement while discharging the two patients- 20-years old Siratul Islam Shuvo and his donor mother Rokshana Begum- who underwent ... Read More »

Low-income nations pay over 20 times more for generic drugs

By Caley PigliucciReprint UN, Jun 21 2019 (IPS) – A recently-released report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD) shows that generic drugs, like omeprazole (used to treat heartburn), can cost 20-30 times more in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Rachel Silverman, a researcher with CGD who worked on the report, told IPS that “There is ... Read More »

A call for concrete changes to achieve more gender equal world

By Princess Sarah Zeid Amman, May 29 2019 (IPS) – On the eve of the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver June 3-6, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan interviewed Dr. Olfat Mahmoud, a Palestinian refugee and women’s rights advocate. Princess Sarah spoke with Dr. Olfat about what the humanitarian system would look like if organizations like hers could help shape it, ... Read More »

Champa-Aruna together after more than two decades

Cultural Correspondent Senior actresses Champa and Aruna Biswas have teamed up after nearly twenty-two years for film ‘Shaan’. The film casts Siam Ahmed as the lead actor opposite Puja Cherry and Taskeen Rahman in the negative role. Champa will act as the mother to Siam while Aruna Biswas will act as mother to Puja in the film. It will be ... Read More »

US states which took Obamacare funding saw more cancer screening

US states which expanded Medicaid insurance coverage to low-income adults as part of Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law saw a marked increase in colorectal cancer screening, a new study said Wednesday. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed excluding skin cancers, according to the American Cancer Society, and its rates have been growing among younger people in recent ... Read More »

More than 200 arrested at London climate protests

More than 200 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators began blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw action in other parts of Europe. The protests were ... Read More »

Arsenic-laced water may cause more young deaths

Chronic exposure to higher arsenic concentration through drinking water may cause more deaths in young adults in a number of different diseases, says a new study. It reveals the different diseases include cardio-vascular disease (related to the heart), cerebro-vascular disease (related to the brain) and respiratory disease (related to the lungs) can be the consequences of the toxic effects of ... Read More »

More women accuse Weinstein of rape

Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992. The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Weinstein and his ... Read More »