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Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:28:02 GMT by Paromita Pain

WHO has approved a new meningitis vaccine that scientists hope will stem the ravaging meningitis that kill Africans across the country. In a new immunization campaign, heal officials from the US and WHO are starting camps to dose children from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east. While billions of dollars are still needed to fund these camps and cover research costs..

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

School meals in America are set to undergo a healthy change with the inclusion of more fruits and vegetables. The Congress has recently given approval for a new bill that seeks to replace the usual fries and drinks with healthier options...

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

For every American: Safer Food regulations

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:52:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

The New Food Safety bill passed in the US is today a year and half old. It has features that have been praised by food activists as ''the most important food-safety legislation in a generation''. What does it mean for the ordinary shopper?

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:45:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

With World AIDS Day just behind us, a look at the latest UNAIDS Report on the Global Aids Epidemic 2010 show a mix of positive and negative trends on the global epidemic. Global deaths due to HIV/AIDS have nearly gone down by 20 per cent.

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:29:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

The arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh in the 1970s was dubbed by the World Health Organisation as the largest mass poisoning of the population in history . The contamination, which led to large numbers of people suffering the effects of chronic arsenic poisoning, is not just responsible for disease and poor health in the region but has also had a devastating effect on Bangladesh's economy.

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

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

Newspapers carry stories about AIDS less frequently than in the past, while having more on the environment. But HIV/AIDS and the environment are linked by a number of factors. Failure to address the problem of HIV in the developing world will have effects on the environment that affect us all.

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

Are we too clean?

Are we too clean?

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:08:07 GMT by Emma McNeil

A new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health suggests our quest too be clean and infection free could be negatively affecting our health. The study seems to suggest that people exposed to high levels of two chemicals found in household products, triclosan and Bisphenol A (BPA), have a poorer level of immune health.

Are we too clean?

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:30:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

In Punta del Este, Uruguay this month the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) gathered to discuss the world's tobacco industry. The Conference agreed on a number of strategies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

Posted Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:58:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A recent U.S. study has discovered that CO2 injected deep underground could bubble up to the surface and contaminate aquifers supplying drinking water.

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

Asian Food Security Project Granted US $4 million

Asian Food Security Project Granted US $4 million

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:03:01 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Following the announcement of a $4million project to combat food insecurity in South Asia, this article looks at some of the aims of the project and the background to food insecurity in the region.

Asian Food Security Project Granted US $4 million

KASPAR the Child-Robot Plays Nice

KASPAR the Child-Robot Plays Nice

Posted Sat, 06 Nov 2010 12:25:09 GMT by Julian Jackson

Autistic children learn from interacting with drumming little robot: KASPAR is a limited child. He can smile, blink, and move his head and arms, and play his drum, but that's about all. Even he has friends though: autistic children love to play with him. That's because KASPAR is a robot. But unlike real children he won't get bored, or fight, or take their toys away.

KASPAR the Child-Robot Plays Nice

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How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:53:02 GMT by Michael Evans

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:36:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Why incense could be making you sick

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:33:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:26:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

German E coli strain is a virulent blend of 2 other bugs

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:51:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

World Kidney Day -14th March

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

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts