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University education in refugee camps must meet refugee needs

Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages

Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages Paul O’Keeffe, Université de Genève and Abdeljalil Akkari, Université de Genève In recent years there’s been an increasing demand for higher education in refugee camps across Africa. This is because young people in camps (or coming into camps) are finishing school or looking for something to do, and because humanitarian-development initiatives promote education …

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Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations

Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM A new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet. Older adults with obesity are at …

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The Oxford deal is welcome, but remember the vaccine hasn’t been proven to work yet

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Shutterstock Katie Louise Flanagan, University of Tasmania and Magdalena Plebanski, RMIT University Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday the Australian government has signed a letter of intent to procure the University of Oxford’s vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and to provide it free to all Australians. All the signs are promising so far, as the vaccine …

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