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Are Hydroponic Vegetables as Nutritious as Those Grown in Soil?

Are vegetables grown hydroponically as nutritious as those grown in soil? The bottom line is it depends on the nutrient solution the vegetables are grown in, but hydroponically grown vegetables can be just as nutritious as those grown in soil. “Much as I think that soil is just great for […]

Mona Nemmer, Liverpool’s new head of nutrition, discussing a menu with the chef Leigh Lawson at Liverpool’s training base. Credit Rob Stothard for The New York Times
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New Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool a Taste of Premier League Success

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp did not introduce his Liverpool players to the woman who would subtly change their lives right away. When she joined the team, at the club’s preseason camp in Palo Alto, Calif., last summer, Klopp waited a couple of days, eager to see if her actions […]

Ghanaian women trying on Garmin's watch
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Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN

Garmin has partnered with mobile telecom giant MTN to launch a line of fitness watches in Ghana. The GPS navigation and sports tech company will offer its vivoFit3, vivoMove, vivoActive, Fenix3, and vivoSmart activity trackers through select MTN Ghana distribution outlets. In addition to MTN’s latest smartphone options, fitness conscious Ghanaians […]

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Ebola vaccine shown to be ‘highly protective’ against deadly virus in major trial

Scientists on Thursday announced a milestone in the fight against Ebola, reporting that a major trial of an experimental vaccine shows that it may be “highly protective” against the virus, which has infected nearly 30,000 people and killed 11,000 worldwide since 2013. Although the current outbreak has been contained, health officials fear the deadly […]

Erich Burger, of Baltimore, is recovering at home from a rare and often fatal disease. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
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Medical detectives raced to save a man from a rare, ‘universally lethal’ disease

The problems started after Erich Burger returned from an unforgettable safari in Botswana and Zambia last month. The Baltimore software engineer got sick the day after he got home. He headed to a community hospital after about a week of fever and chills, thinking he might have malaria given his […]

Terminally ill teen won historic ruling to freeze body
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Terminally ill teen won historic ruling to freeze body

A 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be frozen so she could be brought back to life, won an historic legal fight shortly before her death. The girl, who was terminally ill with a rare cancer, was supported in her wish to be cryogenically preserved by her mother – […]

128,000 Premature babies born every year in Ghana
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128,000 Premature babies born every year in Ghana

Ghana has been recording about 128,000 premature births every year, and doctors are advocating cost effective care to save them from dying. Dr. Rita Fosu-Yeboah, a Paediatrician, said 75 per cent of deaths among them was preventable. It was important to make deliberate effort to teach health workers and mothers […]