The substance is critical in pregnancy and in the development of children; a lack of it has dire consequences.
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This tablet can help to protect the country's young women from contracting HIV.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
Refugees can flee their countries, but they can't escape the trauma of war.
As the climate crisis worsens, arid parts of South Africa are expected to get even hotter and even more water-scarce. In...
Bhojana Mathunywa was attacked by four men for bag of tobacco. Now, slowly but surely, this team of rural therapists is helping him recover the everyday skills he lost. (Dylan Bush, Bhekisisa)
Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies?
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Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?
Blind football represents hope and belonging for Egypt's one million visually impaired.
C-sections may result in fewer lawsuits, but they are not always the best option.
The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.
In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.
Ikponwosa Ero went from a child who felt different to the United Nations’ first independent expert on albinism.
Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place.