Vimbisai Mukoko

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Cancer patients in Senegal denied morphine treatment – video

Clips from an upcoming documentary, Unreported World, show how people in Senegal with cancer often have no access to morphine and other pain relief due to bureaucracy in the healthcare system. The documentary, by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, explores how cancer kills more people in Africa than Aids, TB …

Biotech's Brave New World: Push One To Create Life; Push Two To Create Alien Life

It’s been a good month for miracles. And by miracles I mean our oldest miracle, that first miracle, the creation of life itself.<p>During these first weeks in May, two separate teams working at two separate institutions announced that when it comes to creating life from scratch, well, there are a …

Cambridge University admits fewer state school students

The proportion of Cambridge places claimed by pupils from state schools has declined this year amid warnings from admissions tutors that the university does "not operate a quota system”<p>The number of pupils from state schools admitted to Cambridge dropped this year amid record competition for …

Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

If you tell your doctor you'd like to stop drinking, odds are he's not going to give you a pill. That's too bad, a study says, because there are medications that can help people with drinking problems get off the sauce.<p>And they're not going to make you sick like Antabuse, a medication used for …

13 Terrifying & Ugly Foods We Happily Eat

<i>by Rochelle Bilow</i><p>If you haven't yet heard about the goblin shark -- yep, we said "goblin" -- let us introduce you to the most terrifying thing we've seen this year... and we lived through the first day ramps were available at the farmers' market. A shrimper caught this snaggletoothed, over …

U.S. to brief Pacific trade partners on Japan talks | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Briefing Pacific trading partners on progress in U.S.-Japan trade talks is an important step in moving discussions on a 12-nation trade bloc to the next level, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Wednesday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) talks with Japan's Emperor …

Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

If you turn on a radio in Zimbabwe these days, it won't be long before you hear a public service spot featuring the voice of a deejay who goes by the name "Napster the Radio Master."<p>Napster tells his audience that just before he got married he decided to get circumcised "so that my wife would find …