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Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How many people have died from what medieval Italy called the Mal Aria (bad air.) certainly more than all the wars in history! Now it is likely we have the solution for those who worry about catching malaria on their travels, or, more important, half of the tropics, who die needlessly and frequently from this biggest of killers.

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Of mice and men-and wheels

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The future for mice seems assured if they continue to keep fit, even with novel wheels placed in their environment. The human race on the other hand, just become fat cats, with WHO complaining that lack of fitness and other lifestyle anomalies are responsible for by far the most illness.

Of mice and men-and wheels

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

We have heard a lot about the release of bacteria and other pathogens while ice is no longer containing them in the Arctic. Here is the American Association for the Advancement of Science in their latest Chicago briefing.

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Just how important is scientific discovery, when research uncovers an insight into the working of all of our bodies? We are in collaboration with thousands of fellow residents, who influence our every breath and burp!

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Pollution grows in China

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Many pollution events occur in the giant continent, from forest to city, but we are going to have to deal with them—and soon!

Pollution grows in China

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Slightly contradictory finds prove more and more about our ancestors, but even more about how confused and confusing their pre-history must have been. Our physical characteristics, such as blue eyes, are fascinating to use as indicators of how these people looked, and possibly behaved.

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Do you go to your nearest coastal area in order to feel better? Maybe a rare visit, if it’s far away. Well in some regions the sea is almost on all sides, so how do people treat this asset and how do they feel about using their marine environment?

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

Both European and world health agencies agree that pollution is on the up in some areas. This set of reports indicates that the poor, the old and the young need to take care with their environmental exposure.

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

25th April - World Malaria Day

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

World Malaria Day 2013: According to latest estimates, malaria kills between 2,000 and 3,000 people every day, with between 85% and 90% of deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. It is spread by bites from mosquitoes but as has happened in Europe and North America, the disease could effectively be wiped out by clearing the areas where mosquitoes breed. Hence, malaria is completely preventable and it is a disgrace that more is not being done in the world to eliminate it.

25th April - World Malaria Day

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Around 700,000 people around the world suffer from haemophilia, many of whom live in the developing world. This is a lifelong bleeding disorder where blood is prevented from clotting properly. As a result, a minor injury can prove to be fatal.

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

7th April - World Health Day

7th April - World Health Day

Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The theme for World Health Day 2013 is 'Control your Blood Pressure'. World Health Day is celebrated each year on 7th April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. Every year on Word Health Day WHO and its partners choose a different health theme.

7th April - World Health Day

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way that a person is able to communicate with and relate to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

World Tuberculosis Day - 24th March

World Tuberculosis Day - 24th March

Posted Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:05:14 GMT by Michael Evans

Although in the developed world TB is commonly regarded as a disease of the past, 4,000 people still die from TB every day. Most of these deaths are in the developing world. The tragedy is that while inexpensive treatment can cure 90% of TB cases, TB prevention and cure is woefully underfunded. The world aim is to achieve zero TB, but very little is being done to fulfil this aim.

World Tuberculosis Day - 24th March

World Kidney Day -14th March

World Kidney Day -14th March

Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:39:00 GMT by Michael Evans

It is estimated that between 8% and 10% of adults worldwide have some form of kidney damage, resulting in millions of premature deaths each year from Chronic Kidney Disease. The aim of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys in relation to our overall health and to focus on the need to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

World Kidney Day -14th March

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:34:58 GMT by Michael Evans

140 million girls and women have been subjected to female genital mutilation. This procedure has no medical benefits, but is associated with a number of short and long-term health risks. It is also regarded as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is determined to stamp out the practice within a generation. The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2013 will highlight the worrying trend of healthcare workers carrying out these procedures, since in doing so they contribute to the ligitimisation of the practice.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

 World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:55:10 GMT by Michael Evans

Although medical advances and understanding of the causes of cancer have made it less of a killer than it used to be,it is estimated that during the current year the worldwide death toll from cancer will reach 8 million. The majority of these cases are in the developing world.

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

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Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 12:03:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Calls to better protect US public from chemical health risks

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 13:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Patrick Dempsey races against Alzheimer's

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:39:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:54:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Could living with an anxious partner reduce your own life expectancy?

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

World Day for War Orphans

Posted Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:30:48 GMT by Paromita Pain

Brain's plasticity gives new hope for Alzheimer's fight

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:34:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

How an injured heart heals itself

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Michael Evans

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 08:30:00 GMT by Steve Humphreys