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October 18, 2017 9:50 AM Turns Out Stress Is As Harmful As Junk Food For Your Gut!

Stress, similar to junk food, can cause harm to your body by disturbing the microbiota in your gut, claims a recent study. "In society, women tend to have higher rates of depression and anxiety, which are linked to stress," said Bridgewater. The researchers took a large group of 8-week-old mice and exposed half of the males and half of the females to a high-fat 549

October 12, 2017 8:41 PM Over 100 hippos killed in Namibia by suspected anthrax outbreak (VIDEO)

The first dead hippo was discovered by park officials on October 1st, said the acting director of Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Johnson Ndokosho. But in the less than two weeks since then the infection has spread rapidly, killing around 109 more hippos. “Over 100 hippos died in the past week. The cause of death is unknown but the signs 278

October 12, 2017 9:43 AM Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales. More than 31,000 kilograms (68,000 pounds) of scales from the nocturnal mammal have been seized across the world this year, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). In May and June, two major 204

October 11, 2017 9:35 AM More than 100 hippos killed in possible anthrax outbreak in Namibia

All the hippos were from the Bwabwata National Park in Namibia's remote north-east. More than 100 hippopotamuses have died in a possible anthrax outbreak in Namibia, authorities at a national park have announced. All the animals are thought to have died last week in the African nation's remote north-east. Anthrax, a bacterial disease, is known to kill cattle 184

October 11, 2017 5:04 AM Can an old tracking technique help save the cheetah?

With around 7,000 living in the wild, the number of cheetahs in Africa is declining rapidly. To keep track of them, scientists often use techniques like genotyping, which can be described as a shortcut to acquiring some genetic information. But a group of researchers in Britain have discovered a less intrusive way to know more about the animals. They simply 167

October 10, 2017 1:45 PM Anthrax may have caused the sudden death of 100 hippos

More than 100 hippopotamuses have died over the past week in Bwabwata National Park, in northeast Namibia, leaving authorities scrambling to explain the cause. Agence France-Presse reports that some veterinary experts in the southwestern African country believe the sudden deaths may have been caused by anthrax. “Over 100 hippos died in the past week. The cause 135

October 10, 2017 5:58 AM SA to help black rhino to return to Chad

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country next year, decades after it was last seen there. Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa 159

October 10, 2017 4:41 AM Bananas may help prevent strokes and heart attacks, suggests study

It does not just gives a great taste but also have benefits in digestion, heart health and weight loss. But now it has been found Bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a study. The scientists found that potassium in the fruit combats the hardening and ­narrowing of arteries. Other good sources of potassium include parsnips 143

October 9, 2017 5:10 PM Namibia: More than 100 hippos die in suspected anthrax outbreak

More than 100 hippos have been found dead in a Namibian national park, with authorities suspecting anthrax could be to blame. The animals are believed to have all died in the last week in the remote Bwabwata National Park, in the country's north-east. One ministry official said Namibia had never seen anything like this before. Anthrax is a deadly bacterial 134

October 8, 2017 11:51 PM Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa to Chad,” said a government statement. The last time a rhino was spotted in Chad was in 1972, according to official documents Chad submitted to South Africa. The animals should be airlifted to Chad’s 170