Combining the useful with the playful to better live with Parkinson’s disease – BBC News Africa

Combining the useful with the playful to better live with

October 1, 2022 image caption, painting lessons In Mauritius, a unique form of care for Parkinson’s disease helps patients cope with this neurodegenerative condition. A center organizes recreational sessions which play a beneficial role in slowing down the disease. Sylvio and Bindou are in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. They go twice a week … Read more

Comment soulager les maux de dos – BBC News Afrique

Comment soulager les maux de dos BBC News Afrique

Cristiane Martins De Londres pour BBC News Brazil il y a 5 heures Crédit photo, Getty Images Huit personnes sur 10 souffrent de maux de dos dans la vie. Ce problème de santé peut être à la fois une nuisance et l’une des principales causes d’absence au travail. Par conséquent, l’une des questions de santé … Read more

“J’ai été supprimé par un contact WhatsApp parce que je suis Gémeaux” : les personnes qui basent leurs relations sur leur signe du zodiaque – BBC News Afrique

Jai ete supprime par un contact WhatsApp parce que je

Vinícius Lemos BBC News Brasil, Sao Paulo 14 novembre 2021 Crédit photo, Arquivo pessoal Légende image, Taciano dit qu’il a été rejeté après avoir dit qu’il était Gémeaux. Taciano Santos, 27 ans, a été surpris par la tournure de la conversation avec une personne rencontrée sur une application de rencontre. Ils étaient en contact depuis … Read more

The Google engineer who claims an AI program has personality, rights and wills – BBC News BBC Homepage

The Google engineer who claims an AI program has personality

2 hours ago Photo credit, The Washington Post via Getty Images image caption, Blake Lemoine assures that LaMDA has a personality, rights and wishes. An artificial intelligence machine that comes to life, thinks, feels and converses like a person. It sounds like science fiction, but not for Blake Lemoine, an artificial intelligence specialist, who assures … Read more

The witch hunts that left a nation traumatized – BBC News BBC Homepage

The witch hunts that left a nation traumatized BBC

By Penny Dale The Comb podcast 44 minutes ago Photo credit, ANEKED image caption, Fatou Terema Jeng was delighted to see her portraits at the “We Are Not Done” exhibition For 22 years, Gambians lived under the sway of former President Yahya Jammeh, whose rule was marred by allegations of human rights abuses, including murders, … Read more

The nation that believes its king never dies – BBC News BBC Homepage

The nation that believes its king never dies BBC

By Randy Joe Sa’ah BBC News, Bamenda 51 minutes ago For the people of Mankon, in the grass fields of northwest Cameroon, their king – known as fon or fo – never dies. It simply disappears. Regional Governor Adolphe Lele therefore drew the ire of the Mankon people when he broke a taboo by announcing … Read more

What meditation does to your brain – BBC News Africa

What meditation does to your brain BBC News Africa

BBC Ideas Short topics for curious minds October 17, 2021 Photo credit, Getty Images For centuries, people have been looking for ways to boost their intelligence, focus, and creativity, using nootropics, also known as “memory boosters” or “cognitive enhancers.” In fact, if you’re drinking coffee right now, you’re consuming a form of nootropic: caffeine is … Read more

Why some think Zimbabweans sell their toes – BBC News BBC Homepage

Why some think Zimbabweans sell their toes BBC News

By Chiagozie Nwonwu BBC News, Lagos an hour ago Photo credit, Getty Images An apparent joke on social media in Zimbabwe that people are selling their toes for large sums of money is being taken more seriously elsewhere in Africa. The baseless story that suggests Zimbabweans are parting their toes to overcome poverty is trending … Read more

The latest generation of face marks in Nigeria – BBC News BBC Homepage

The latest generation of face marks in Nigeria BBC

By Nduka Orjinmo BBC News, Abuja 27 minutes ago Photo credit, BBC/ Nduka Orjinmo Facial scarification was once popular throughout Nigeria. Deep cuts, usually on both cheeks or the forehead, were engraved on children by families and communities, most often as a mark of identity. These marks also contained stories of pain, reincarnations and beauty. … Read more

‘Women accused of witchcraft are crucified in public’ – BBC News Africa

Women accused of witchcraft are crucified in public BBC

Harriet Orrell BBC 100 Women December 11, 2021 Photo credit, Shali Reddy image caption, Monica Paulus has dedicated her life to campaigning against violence linked to accusations of witchcraft. “They shouted in my face: ‘You killed him’”. When Monica Paulus’ father collapsed and died of a heart attack, her brother accused her of killing him … Read more