Onize Ohikere

Maladies of the mind

Health | Nonprofits in Nigeria are working to combat suicide and mental illness, especially among the nation’s youth
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/19, 01:34 pm

On a cloudy Saturday morning here in May, around 30 young people in matching T-shirts gathered under a bridge, armed with posters on mental health. They walked across the city for more than an hour, backed by music from two loudspeakers. The group handed out emergency contact cards to passersby and occasionally chanted, “Speak your mind!” and “Better health for all!”

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Associated Press/Photo by Rich Pedroncelli

California makes HIV prevention meds easier to get

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/08/19, 11:39 am

California will become the first state to allow people to buy HIV prevention pills without a prescription. Gov. Gavin Newsom approved the change to state law Monday. It will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Associated Press/Photo by Gene Puskar (file)

McDonald’s tests meatless burgers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/26/19, 12:09 pm

The makers of meat substitutes are duking it out to get their plant-based products into restaurants, and they have recruited McDonald’s and Burger King to join the fray. McDonald’s said Thursday it will test the PLT (plant, lettuce, and tomato) burger in Canada. The 12-week trial in 28 restaurants in southwestern Ontario will begin by the end of the month.

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