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Holding in fart could cause you to breathe it out of your mouth instead

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Though farting is a completely normal bodily function, but some people don’t like to admit they ever do it hence they hold it back, while experts have said if a fart is held in, the gas can recirculate around the body and come out from some shocking places.

Whether you’re one of those people, or someone who thinks passing wind is hilariously funny, you will definitely produce half a litre of fart gas a day on the average.

According to reports, those who are disgusted by this idea and try so hard to hold the gas in and not fart in front of others are not alone, but but could also could be suffering some nasty consequences .

Clare Collins, a professor in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, writes to explain what farts are and what happens if you hold them in.

She said: “The next time you feel a large volume of intestinal gas getting ready to do what it does, try to move to a more convenient location. Whether you make it there or not, the best thing for your digestive health is to just let it go.

“A build up of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gas reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath.

“Holding on too long means the build up of intestinal gas will eventually escape via an uncontrollable fart.”

She added that it could also lead to a condition called diverticulitis, where small pouches develop in the gut lining and become inflamed.

 

However the evidence linking the two isn’t extensive.

If everything is ticking along nicely, the average person farts around 15 times a day.

This is a physiological necessity as we need to release all the intestinal gas which builds up as a result of digesting food.

This gas can be found throughout the digestive tract, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum. Gas is also automatically accumulated as a result of swallowing air when we chew or talk.

The build-up can also be caused by accumulating bacteria in our gut and carbohydrates which haven’t been digested properly.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Destroying the Killer Rice

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Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire have destroyed 18,000 tonnes of rice declared to be unfit for human consumption.

This follows tests carried out by the country’s consumer association which had demanded the government to do so after the cargo from Myanmar had been refused entry in Togo, Guinea and Ghana over quality issues.

The national and international quality control tests revealed the unfit nature of the rice.

It should be noted that most African countries depend on imports because local farmers are unable to meet the ever rising demands.

Source: Africanews

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Mali: Donkeys deliver vaccines as diseases spike with violence

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With spiraling ethnic violence exposing more children in Mali to fatal diseases, health workers are using donkeys and boats to deliver life-saving vaccines, charities said on Wednesday.

In the central Mopti region – where 157 people died in one attack last month – suspected measles cases rose five-fold in one year to 98 in 2018, U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said, due to a four-fold jump in unvaccinated children to 70,000.

Motorcycles, which health workers used to reach remote villages, have been banned to reduce militant activity, forcing them to use traditional means like horses, it said.

“The problem of vaccination is directly linked to the current conflict,” said Patrick Irenge, medical coordinator for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which is using cars and boats as mobile clinics to reach cut off communities.

“If there is a lull in the violence, a small window that opens, we organize a vaccination campaign.”

Last month’s massacre was the deadliest to date in a conflict between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders which has displaced tens of thousands of civilians in the West African country since it escalated last year.

Pneumonia is one of the top killers of children in Mali and it can be prevented with vaccines – as can measles – but it is too dangerous for many parents to venture out with children.

“Transport is difficult because we don’t have the means to rent a vehicle or a horse cart,” said Aissata Barry, a 34-year-old mother in the village of Kankelena, about 4 km (2.5 miles) from the nearest health center in the town of Sofara.

“There are rapists on the road. That’s what we’re afraid of,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone, adding that one of her neighbors was raped two weeks ago.

Mamadou Kasse, a local health worker who vaccinated Barry’s children, said the number of children he can reach each day has fallen since he swapped his motorbike for an eight-hour ride in a donkey cart with a cooler full of vaccines.

Reporting by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Katy Migiro. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit news.trust.org

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