Health

Nigeria isn't ready to legalize marijuana: A scientist's view

Nigeria has been debating whether to legalize marijuana. Its House of Representatives is set to discuss a bill to that effect. The Conversation Africa's Wale Fatade asked Olakunle Idowu, a Professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, ...

Diabetes

Uncovering the social factors lurking within diabetes risk

For assistant professor of sociology James Doucet-Battle, diabetes research is personal. His grandmother was diabetic, and that's part of what inspired him to delve into the issue through the lens of African American experience.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delhi battling dual crises of pollution and coronavirus

India's capital is reeling from the double impact of the coronavirus and severe air pollution, New Delhi's chief minister warned Thursday, as the megacity reported a record jump in cases and its worst smog in a year.

Medical research

Medical research is broken: Here's how we can fix it

Every year, around US$200 billion (£150 billion) is spent globally on health research. Meanwhile, millions of people volunteer their time to be participants in health studies. Despite all the resources that go into creating ...

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