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New ‘Scent Device’ Diagnoses Bladder Cancer in Virtually All Patients

by Jessica Berman Bladder cancer is the ninth most common cancer in the world, with an estimated 12 million new cases diagnosed annually. Now, researchers have developed a “scent device” that accurately diagnoses the disease in virtually all people with bladder cancer. The device, called OdoReader, contains a sensor that detects chemicals in the gases emitted by urine. In about ...

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African Countries Come Up Short on Investment in Agriculture

by Jennifer Lazuta , voanews.com Only seven of the 53 African Union countries who pledged to commit at least 10 percent of their national budgets to investment in agriculture in 2003 have reached that goal. Aid organizations say that investment in agriculture is key to breaking the cycle of food insecurity and crisis in West Africa. As the declaration approaches ...

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Survey Finds Corruption Rife in Africa, Except Rwanda

by VOA News A new report finds corruption by public officials remains a major problem in countries across Africa – with one notable exception. Berlin-based Transparency International surveyed perceived levels of corruption among people in 107 countries, including 24 in Africa. In 11 African countries, more than half of those surveyed reported paying a bribe within the past year. In ...

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An economic divide is growing in our cities

BY JESSE JACKSON July 9, 2013 What is the plan for our nation’s cities? Are they simply to simmer with a growing divide between the affluent financial district and the impoverished slums? Will another generation be lost while we wait for the inevitable explosions? The gulf between the realities of our cities and the foolishness of our politics has seldom ...

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Our lenses at the Ghana Community Church, Chicago.

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Live Text Day 41: Afari-Gyan cannot get the figures right?

Philip Addison The Petitioners in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition will present a final motion to the Supreme Court seeking an order to direct auditing firm, KPMG to conduct a total unique count of pink sheets from the available evidence filed. It will be Day 40 of the Petition which has seen many twists and turns, wits at play, intermittent ...

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NPP has no credible leadership – Tarzan

Suspended member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby aka Tarzan, has said the party’s decision to suspend him is because it lacks “credible leadership”. Dr Wereko-Brobby was reacting to Nana Akomea’s assurances that the party will apologise to him for the publication of his suspension in a newspaper before being officially notified by the party’s National ...

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Assifuah not plotting France revenge

Despite producing an extra-time magic to send Ghana through to the semi-final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, hero on the night against Chile, Ebenezer Assifuah is remaining cautiously optimistic about their chances. The 20-year-old striker scored last-gasp winner for Black Satellites in a dramatic 4-3 extra-time victory over Chile on Sunday in Istanbul. But with a last-four berth to ...

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