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18:38, 29 April 2017 Saturday
Health & Environment

20:11, 24 April 2017 Monday
The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

Polyethylene represents 40 percent of Europe's demand for plastic products, mostly in the form of packaging and shopping bags. 

17:52, 24 April 2017 Monday
UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay

The High Court had demanded ministers come up with a plan to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution, largely caused by diesel emissions, by 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday.

08:03, 21 April 2017 Friday
Canadian doctors discover first antibiotic in 30 years

PEG-2S promises to tackle superbugs that threaten world health

07:09, 21 April 2017 Friday
Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

The change affects grazing conditions for the 146,000 or so semi-domesticated reindeer in Norway who feed on lichen and moss under the snow. 

10:18, 19 April 2017 Wednesday
Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines

The discovery of the giant shipworm, a species never before studied, marked the first time scientists had live specimens in hand, according to an article published this week in American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

10:00, 19 April 2017 Wednesday
Studies question autism link to antidepressants in pregnancy

As many as one in 45 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to a recent study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

09:46, 19 April 2017 Wednesday
WHO hails major gains against once 'neglected' diseases

A full 1.6 billion people remain affected by NTDs -- more than 500 million of them children -- but that number is down from more than two billion in 2010, WHO said.

08:54, 18 April 2017 Tuesday
Climate change forces Canadian river to change course

For the first time ever in modern history, a team of scientists Monday documented as what they're describing as large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.

10:08, 17 April 2017 Monday
How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

In the next few hours he will receive a healthy kidney thanks to a pioneering system that has made Spain the world leader in organ transplants for the past 25 years.

09:12, 17 April 2017 Monday
Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

Japan's corals, the northernmost in the world, could offer important data to bolster knowledge about marine life, as Australia's Great Barrier Reef faces a threat to its survival.

11:40, 14 April 2017 Friday
Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century WHO

China is the world's largest consumer and producer of tobacco, and the industry provides the government with colossal sums.

19:57, 13 April 2017 Thursday
Canadian 'giant' of HIV research drowns

During his time leading IAS, Mark Wainberg organised the 13th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, and he also co-chaired the same conference in Toronto in 2006.

15:58, 13 April 2017 Thursday
Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January UN

The UN's health agency said the epidemic had left more than 25,000 people sick, warning that number was likely to double by the end of June.

07:52, 13 April 2017 Thursday
Two billion people drinking contaminated water WHO

80 percent of countries acknowledge that their financing is still not enough to meet their nationally-set targets for increasing access to safe water and sanitation, it found. 

07:01, 13 April 2017 Thursday
NY trans fats ban linked to fewer stokes heart attacks

Study finds a significant decrease in just 3 years after a ban was put in place limiting the inclusion of trans fats in eateries

19:12, 12 April 2017 Wednesday
Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria

The illness causes acute inflammation of the outer layers of the brain and spinal cord, with the most common symptoms being fever, headache and neck stiffness. 

09:09, 12 April 2017 Wednesday
Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

Last year, the military was forced to apologize after a video surfaced of three soldiers torturing and strangling a stray dog to death with an iron chain, prompting several street protests. 

09:09, 11 April 2017 Tuesday
Canada set to legalize marijuana reports

Strict rules to govern sale, quantities to carry and grow

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