Living near busy road stunts children’s lung growth, study says

Research reveals that living in proximity of traffic increases risk of lung cancer by 10% Living near a busy road stunts lung growth in children and increases the risk of lung cancer, research has revealed. The analysis by King’s College London is the first to examine a wide range of health conditions linked to living…

Nigeria launches first sex offender register

Publicly accessible list will allow schools and hospitals to conduct background checks Campaigners have hailed the launch of Nigeria’s first sex offender register as a vital step towards tackling reported cases of sexual abuse, which are rising across the country.MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR The publicly accessible onlineregister of people prosecuted for sexual violence…

US charges former Outcome Health executives over alleged fraud

Medical marketing startup Outcome Health was once worth $5.5 billion. The company’s cofounders and former execs were just charged with fraud. The US Department of Justice just came out with criminal charges alleging Outcome Health cofounders Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal and two other former executives of conducting a $1 billion fraud scheme. In October,…

Eighty-two-year-old woman beats up burglar who broke into her home

‘I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what – I’m tough,’ said Willie Murphy, who works out almost every day at the local YMCA An 82-year-old female body builder beat up a 28-year-old man who tried to break into her home in Rochester, New York. “I’m alone and I’m old, but guess what – I’m…

Downward mobility ‘becoming a reality for much of British youth’

Social policy experts call for educational, tax and pay reforms to beat economic slide Downward mobility – the phenomenon of children doing less well than their parents – will become a reality for young people today unless society makes dramatic changes, according to two of the UK’s leading experts on social policy. The UK is…

German parliament approves compulsory measles vaccinations

Bundestag backs law that will fine parents up to €2,500 if children are not inoculated Germany’s parliament has voted to make measles vaccinations compulsory for children, in response to a global rise in cases of the disease. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES Parents who refuse to get their children inoculated…

Unmasking the Border Closure Policy

Published November 11, 2019.  In 1949 , the Peoples Republic of China came into being after Chairman Mao Zedong came to power and entrenched communism into the once ancient empire – one of the few never to have been colonised. Zedong immediately turned to the then Soviet Union to make China leapfrog into becoming a…

Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ found on beach in Finland

Couple stumble upon unusual occurrence that is result of very particular weather conditions MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR A rare collection of “ice eggs” has been spotted in Finland, a phenomenon experts say only occurs in highly particular conditions. Risto Mattila, who photographed the eggs, said he and his wife were walking along Marjaniemi…