‘Fantastic day for elephants’: court rejects ivory ban challenge

Antique dealers fail in high court bid to overturn world-leading blanket ban on trading Antique dealers have failed in an attempt to overturn a total ban on ivory trading being introduced by the government after the high court ruled the legislation did not breach European law. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR Conservation groups, who…

For better or worse, in sickness or health – Opinion

Weddings mark the presence of love, the passage of time and a future that awaits us all Weddings are always a time of optimism, where we all hope that things will run its course for the best MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR I was at a wedding recently and met people I hadn’t seen…

Brazilian ‘forest guardian’ killed by illegal loggers in ambush

Paulo Paulino Guajajara was killed by armed loggers in the Araribóia region in Maranhão A Brazilian indigenous land defender has been killed in an ambush by illegal loggers in an Amazon frontier region. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR According to a statement by the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Association, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot and…

Where You Live Should Not Determine Your Health Care

In recent years we have witnessed incredible advances in science and technology that improve the care we deliver to patients. But if people can’t take their medication because they don’t have a home, or have to choose between buying food and medication, then this innovation means little. Health is about so much more than the…

How To Make Fitness And Health A Priority While Traveling

It’s a little too easy to throw in the towel when traveling and completely abandon any shred of heathy eating or exercise habits we try to maintain while on known soil. After all, a big part of immersing yourself into a different culture or a new-to-you destination is indulging in the food. We often eat…

Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health

New research in rhesus monkeys shows that when they experience social adversity for a significant period, the long lasting effects remain in their genes. The findings shed light on how humans also respond to socially stressful experiences. Jenny Tung, a professor of biology and evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in Durham, NC, and Luis Barreiro…

Streets in Lebanon named after Nigeria and Abuja

Nigeria seems not be a country but a sort of positive movement that is represented almost everywhere across the globe with the many success stories and ground breaking records of its citizens. A testament to these are the pictures that were shared by the deputy commissioner of police, Tunji Disu, which showed two different Lebanese…