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By Alpha B Kamara
This is a story about the challenges women and girls face in Sierra Leone, West africa.
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Children of cancer patients are too often excluded from the disease journey, research shows

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Women face hell in stone mining
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/09/women-face-hell-in-stone-mining/
01:44
September 29, 2021
UN chief: Window to avert devasting climate impacts ‘rapidly closing’
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/26/un-chief-window-to-avert-devasting-climate-impacts-rapidly-closing/
02:12
September 29, 2021
More affordable aquatic foods could prevent 166 million micronutrient deficiencies worldwide
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/27/more-affordable-aquatic-foods-could-prevent-166-million-micronutrient-deficiencies-worldwide/
02:18
September 29, 2021
Black women face three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancers
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/24/black-women-face-three-fold-increased-risk-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers/
01:57
September 29, 2021
Africa CDC to launch Eastern Regional Co-ordination center
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/27/africa-cdc-to-launch-eastern-regional-co-ordination-center/
01:09
September 29, 2021
Children of cancer patients are too often excluded from the disease journey, research shows
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/29/children-of-cancer-patients-are-too-often-excluded-from-the-disease-journey-research-shows/
04:20
September 29, 2021
Quitting smoking after lung cancer diagnosis may extend life without cancer recurrence
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/29/quitting-smoking-after-lung-cancer-diagnosis-may-extend-life-without-cancer-recurrence/
02:00
September 29, 2021
Likely cause of Alzheimer’s identified in new study
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/29/likely-cause-of-alzheimers-identified-in-new-study/
02:56
September 29, 2021
NIAID issues new awards to fund “pan-coronavirus” vaccines
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/28/niaid-issues-new-awards-to-fund-pan-coronavirus-vaccines/
02:39
September 28, 2021
NIH-funded study shows screening device accurately detects amblyopia (lazy eye)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/28/nih-funded-study-shows-screening-device-accurately-detects-amblyopia-lazy-eye/
04:44
September 28, 2021
Guinea: Coup Further Complicates Massacre Justice
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/28/guinea-coup-further-complicates-massacre-justice/
04:60
September 28, 2021
FDA grants accelerated approval to mobocertinib for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/26/fda-grants-accelerated-approval-to-mobocertinib-for-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-egfr-exon-20-insertion-mutations/
02:02
September 26, 2021
Research provides new insight into fundamental workings of the immune system in response to therapy to treat skin cance
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/25/research-provides-new-insight-into-fundamental-workings-of-the-immune-system-in-response-to-therapy-to-treat-skin-cance/
03:21
September 26, 2021
Therapy using dual immune system cells effectively controls neuroblastoma
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/24/therapy-using-dual-immune-system-cells-effectively-controls-neuroblastoma/
03:56
September 24, 2021
Active Living After Cancer program improves physical functioning of breast cancer survivors
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/24/active-living-after-cancer-program-improves-physical-functioning-of-breast-cancer-survivors/
05:08
September 24, 2021
Infection hinders blood vessel repair following traumatic brain or cerebrovascular injuries
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/24/infection-hinders-blood-vessel-repair-following-traumatic-brain-or-cerebrovascular-injuries/
03:38
September 24, 2021
NIH-supported study suggests alternative to race-based kidney function calculations
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/24/nih-supported-study-suggests-alternative-to-race-based-kidney-function-calculations/
04:06
September 24, 2021
Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/23/methamphetamine-involved-overdose-deaths-nearly-tripled-between-2015-to-2019-nih-study-finds/
05:43
September 23, 2021
Paris climate deal could go up in smoke without action: Guterres
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/19/paris-climate-deal-could-go-up-in-smoke-without-action-guterres/
03:07
September 19, 2021
Study sheds light on link between colorectal cancer and diet high in red meat
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/19/study-sheds-light-on-link-between-colorectal-cancer-and-diet-high-in-red-meat/
01:09
September 19, 2021
ICC hosts Third Asia-Pacific Forum of The Hague
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/19/icc-hosts-third-asia-pacific-forum-of-the-hague/
01:49
September 19, 2021
IMF Approves US$67.38 Million in Emergency Support to Equatorial Guinea to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic and Accidental Explosions
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/16/imf-approves-us67-38-million-in-emergency-support-to-equatorial-guinea-to-address-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-accidental-explosions/
03:44
September 16, 2021
Sierra Leone: Vice President Launches National Early Warning and Response Mechanism Coordinating Center 
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/15/sierra-leone-vice-president-launches-national-early-warning-and-response-mechanism-coordinating-center/
01:51
September 15, 2021
Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/14/disparities-in-opioid-overdose-deaths-continue-to-worsen-for-black-people-study-suggests/
05:11
September 14, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 can cause type 1 diabetes by killing beta cells
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/13/sars-cov-2-can-cause-type-1-diabetes-by-killing-beta-cells/
01:37
September 13, 2021
Sierra Leone: President Bio Launches US$156 Million New Global Fund Grant to Strengthen Healthcare Systems, Boost COVID-19 Responses
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/09/sierra-leone-president-bio-launches-us156-million-new-global-fund-grant-to-strengthen-healthcare-systems-boost-covid-19-responses/
03:54
September 9, 2021
Marijuana use at historic high among college-aged adults in 2020
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/09/marijuana-use-at-historic-high-among-college-aged-adults-in-2020/
07:07
September 9, 2021
Nutrient in plant-based foods may help lower heart disease risk
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/08/nutrient-in-plant-based-foods-may-help-lower-heart-disease-risk/
01:05
September 8, 2021
Too much belly fat, even for people with a healthy BMI, raises heart risks
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/03/too-much-belly-fat-even-for-people-with-a-healthy-bmi-raises-heart-risks/
04:02
September 3, 2021
Taskforce on COVID-19 says vaccine inequity driving a dangerous divergence in COVID-19 survival
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/03/taskforce-on-covid-19-says-vaccine-inequity-driving-a-dangerous-divergence-in-covid-19-survival/
02:40
September 3, 2021
WHO, Germany open hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence in Berlin
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/02/who-germany-open-hub-for-pandemic-and-epidemic-intelligence-in-berlin/
02:01
September 2, 2021
More than 700 million people with untreated hypertension
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/01/more-than-700-million-people-with-untreated-hypertension/
02:02
September 1, 2021
HIV Vaccine Candidate Does Not Sufficiently Protect Women Against HIV Infection
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/09/01/hiv-vaccine-candidate-does-not-sufficiently-protect-women-against-hiv-infection/
04:05
September 1, 2021
NIH study shows no significant benefit of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 outpatients with early symptoms
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/19/nih-study-shows-no-significant-benefit-of-convalescent-plasma-for-covid-19-outpatients-with-early-symptoms/
04:42
August 19, 2021
‘It’s certain that more landslides will happen in Freetown’
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/19/its-certain-that-more-landslides-will-happen-in-freetown/
08:05
August 19, 2021
Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria in small NIH trial
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/17/monoclonal-antibody-prevents-malaria-in-small-nih-trial/
06:51
August 17, 2021
Determining Depression
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03:12
August 17, 2021
NIH launches study of third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/16/nih-launches-study-of-third-covid-19-vaccine-dose-in-kidney-transplant-recipients/
03:10
August 16, 2021
The masked burden of COVID-19
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/16/the-masked-burden-of-covid-19/
10:27
August 16, 2021
UN Report Tallies Increased Food and Nutrition Insecurity Amid COVID-19; Notes Value of Biofortification as a Response
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/02/un-report-tallies-increased-food-and-nutrition-insecurity-amid-covid-19-notes-value-of-biofortification-as-a-response/
04:18
August 2, 2021
NIH unveils new online tool to improve Alzheimer’s clinical trials recruitment
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/08/02/nih-unveils-new-online-tool-to-improve-alzheimers-clinical-trials-recruitment/
03:56
August 2, 2021
Unmaking a mess
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10:19
August 2, 2021
NEW SALONE IN GOD’S IDEOLOGY!
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/29/new-salone-in-gods-ideology/
11:00
July 29, 2021
More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/23/more-than-1-5-million-children-lost-a-primary-or-secondary-caregiver-due-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/
04:19
July 23, 2021
Delta variant poses the biggest threat – Rozansky
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/19/delta-variant-poses-the-biggest-threat-rozansky/
02:10
July 19, 2021
Sierra Leone: One-month nationwide curfew imposed to control the new COVID variant
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/01/sierra-leone-one-month-nationwide-curfew-imposed-to-control-the-new-covid-variant/
03:29
July 1, 2021
Human activities raised atmospheric concentrations of CO2 by 48%
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/01/human-activities-raised-atmospheric-concentrations-of-co2-by-48/
03:05
July 1, 2021
Consuming a diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/01/consuming-a-diet-with-more-fish-fats-less-vegetable-oils-can-reduce-migraine-headaches/
04:33
July 1, 2021
Man jailed for life for sexual assault of a child
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/01/man-jailed-for-life-for-sexual-assault-of-a-child/
02:23
July 1, 2021
Investigational Malaria Vaccine Gives Strong, Lasting Protection
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/01/investigational-malaria-vaccine-gives-strong-lasting-protection/
03:38
July 1, 2021
Sierra Leoneans are not happy! Global Happiness report
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/07/01/sierra-leoneans-are-not-happy-global-happiness-report/
02:08
July 1, 2021
Study links sleep apnea in children to increased risk of high blood pressure in teen years
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/06/30/study-links-sleep-apnea-in-children-to-increased-risk-of-high-blood-pressure-in-teen-years/
04:38
June 30, 2021
Adjuvant Developed with NIH Funding Enhances Efficacy of India’s COVID-19 Vaccine
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/06/30/adjuvant-developed-with-nih-funding-enhances-efficacy-of-indias-covid-19-vaccine/
04:45
June 30, 2021
Study suggests scientists may need to rethink which genes control aging
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/06/25/study-suggests-scientists-may-need-to-rethink-which-genes-control-aging/
04:39
June 25, 2021
International study of rare childhood cancer finds genetic clues, potential for tailored therapy
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/06/25/international-study-of-rare-childhood-cancer-finds-genetic-clues-potential-for-tailored-therapy/
04:46
June 25, 2021
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio Congratulates Leone Stars: Urges Sierra Leoneans to Dream Big
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/06/16/sierra-leone-president-julius-maada-bio-congratulates-leone-stars-urges-sierra-leoneans-to-dream-big/
01:36
June 16, 2021
NIH study offers new evidence of early SARS-CoV-2 infections in U.S.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/06/16/nih-study-offers-new-evidence-of-early-sars-cov-2-infections-in-u-s/
04:16
June 16, 2021
NASA’s Webb to Study How Massive Stars’ Blasts of Radiation Influence Their Environments
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/05/19/nasas-webb-to-study-how-massive-stars-blasts-of-radiation-influence-their-environments/
03:18
May 19, 2021
Sierra Leone: move to sell pristine beach and rainforest to China meets backlash
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/05/19/sierra-leone-move-to-sell-pristine-beach-and-rainforest-to-china-meets-backlash/
02:42
May 19, 2021
NASA’s S-MODE Takes to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/05/19/nasas-s-mode-takes-to-the-air-and-sea-to-study-ocean-eddies/
02:35
May 19, 2021
WHO calls for further studies, data on origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus, reiterates that all hypotheses remain open
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/04/02/who-calls-for-further-studies-data-on-origin-of-sars-cov-2-virus-reiterates-that-all-hypotheses-remain-open/
02:41
April 2, 2021
IMF Reached agreement with the Gambia on policies
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/04/02/imf-reached-agreement-with-the-gambia-on-policies/
03:57
April 2, 2021
Electric Vehicle Startup Announces Phoenix-area Factory, Expects to Employ Up to 500 Workers
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/03/28/electric-vehicle-startup-announces-phoenix-area-factory-expects-to-employ-up-to-500-workers/
01:45
March 28, 2021
International equitable vaccine effort ships 32 million shots to 61 countries
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/03/27/international-equitable-vaccine-effort-ships-32-million-shots-to-61-countries/
02:12
March 27, 2021
Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus infects the mouth’s cells
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/03/26/scientists-find-evidence-that-novel-coronavirus-infects-the-mouths-cells/
06:25
March 26, 2021
Sierra Leone: Council of Churches Urges Govt. to Address causes of water pollution
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/03/25/sierra-leone-council-of-churches-urges-govt-to-address-causes-of-water-pollution/
01:46
March 26, 2021
Moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to smaller birth size
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/03/26/moderate-daily-caffeine-intake-during-pregnancy-may-lead-to-smaller-birth-size/
03:29
March 26, 2021
Sierra Leone: Women still struggling for a safe and enabling environment
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://specimen-news.com/2021/03/24/sierra-leone-women-still-struggling-for-a-safe-and-enabling-environment/
01:25
March 25, 2021