Category Archives: Health

Global Warming Makes Viruses Resistant to Chlorine Disinfectant

A recent study has discovered that global warming can make viruses resistant to disinfectants, hence harder to eliminate. Conducted by Swiss scientists, the study found that increasing global temperatures may facilitate diseases caused by viruses that are difficult to eliminate. Enteroviruses – that can cause

World Health Organization Declares Africa Free from Wild Polio After Decades of Struggle

WHO Declares Africa Free from Wild Polio After Decades of Struggle

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared Africa free from wild polio. The Africa Regional Certification Commission, a self-governing body in authority for supervising the eradication of polio, has certified that all 47 countries in the WHO’s Africa Region have eliminated the virus after

Coronavirus Pandemic Could Significantly Increase Plastic Waste

Coronavirus Pandemic Could Significantly Increase Plastic Waste

Apart from the contribution to the climatic changes, plastic pollution is probably the biggest manmade foe of nature. Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic waste end up in landfills and oceans. According to experts, coronavirus pandemic could add significantly to this already grave crisis.

Invention of Solar-Powered Hand Washbasin in Ghana to Battle Coronavirus

Ghana’s Solar-Powered Hand Washbasin Battles Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 cases soar across the world and given the lack of any effective vaccine or treatment, new inventions are being made to combat the highly contagious coronavirus. Recently, two inventors in Ghana have come up with a solar-powered hand washbasin to promote ultra-hygiene