Don’t call me sweetheart

By BBC Calm down sweetheart, ok? How about a cupcake, cupcake? Just when you think you’ve left the playground behind, the worst nicknames or diminutives seem to resurface in the least likely place: the office. But if...

The rising cost of a Chinese bride price

By BBC A shocking, albeit unverified, story has been making the rounds on Chinese social media, highlighting concerns over the traditional practice of paying a bride price. It was a tale that resonated with many Chinese...

The paralysed man who can ride a bike

By BBC A man who was paralysed from the chest down after a knife attack in 2010 can now ride an adapted tricycle. In 2014, surgeons in Poland announced they had reversed Darek Fidyka's paralysis using...

Nationwide vaccination campaign against polio kicks off

By Millicent Awuor A nationwide vaccination campaign to eliminate polio in thirteen high risk counties is underway. The Ministry of Health hopes to reach 1.8 million children aged less than five years in the five-day campaign...

Tests back peanut allergy theory

By BBC The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research. In 2015, a study claimed early exposure to peanut products could cut...

‘No proof’ salt is bad for your health

By Independent A group of scientists are challenging the now conventional wisdom that a low-sodium diet is better for your long-term health, asking whether people should take official advice on the matter with a pinch...

Kendrick Lamar drops surprise new album Untitled Unmastered

By Independent Kendrick Lamar has released his latest project untitled unmastered. On par with Tidal's botched release of Rihanna's ANTI, Spotify revealed a new Lamar EP on Thursday night—without the option to actually listen to it. Thankfully...

Judge orders release of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy results

By Reuters Autopsy results for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, will be made public after a Georgia judge on Thursday ordered the report to be unsealed. Bobbi Kristina Brown,...

Scientists ‘find cancer’s Achilles heel’

By BBC Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers. Researchers at University College, London have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its "Achilles...

Nina Simone biopic trailer reignites anger over casting

By BBC A forthcoming biopic about singer Nina Simone has faced fresh criticism over its film trailer which shows lead actress Zoe Saldana with darkened skin. Her casting as Simone was criticised when it was announced...
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