Why mothers and babies will suffer more as Africa grows hotter

As Africa gets hotter, mothers and babies are most at risk. Why is this and what can be done about it? Matthew Chersich, a specialist in climate change and maternal health, explains the reasons to health editor Nadine Dreyer.

Biomedical technology

A method for measuring the spongelike properties of human skin

Hydraulic permeability—the ability of water to move in all directions through a multicellular complex tissue—allows skin to maintain turgor and appear plump. A new approach to quantify the hydraulic permeability of skin ...


Should you really drink eight cups of water a day?

The idea of drinking eight eight-ounce cups of water a day has been repeated for so many years, many of us use it as a goal for our water intake. This so-called standard isn't supported by science. Most of us will be fine ...


Pollution's deadly toll continues unabated

Pollution continues to kill approximately 9 million people around the world on an annual basis, according to a follow-up study to a landmark 2018 report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, a global research ...

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