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15:26, 29 March 2015 Sunday
Health & Environment

09:41, 25 February 2015 Wednesday
Fukushima operator finds new source of radiation leak into sea

Tokyo Electric said it has been aware since last spring that radiation levels in water running in one of the plant gutters rise when it rains

09:36, 25 February 2015 Wednesday
Cholera feared in Syria due to dirty water WHO warns

Safe drinking water is available at about one-third of the level it was before the conflict erupted nearly five years ago, and supplies are cut-off to punish civilians at times

14:25, 24 February 2015 Tuesday
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa

Elephants in Angola, which suffered decades of civil war, have been observed avoiding heavily-mined areas, suggesting their trunks were warning them to stay away.

11:12, 24 February 2015 Tuesday
Ebola drug in Guinea helps some stirs debate on broader

Favipiravir halved death rate among some to 15 pct, but WHO says more research required on drug

16:05, 20 February 2015 Friday
Europe approves Western world's first stem-cell therapy

The first medicine containing stem cells to treat a rare condition caused by burns to the eye has approved.

15:22, 20 February 2015 Friday
Drug-resistant malaria found close to Myanmar border with India

940 parasite samplescollected at 55 malaria treatment centres across Myanmar and its border regions. They found that almost 40 percent of the samples had mutations in their so-called kelch gene, K13 -- a known genetic signal of artemisinin drug resistance.

17:41, 19 February 2015 Thursday
Diseases affecting the poorest can be eliminated

Yaws is known to be prevalent in 12 countries in areas where people have little access to healthcare, mainly in West and Central Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

16:52, 19 February 2015 Thursday
Nepal's successful fight to save its wildlife

In the past few years, Nepal has seen the numbers of endangered species, such as the Royal Bengal tiger or the one-horned rhino, rise.

14:01, 19 February 2015 Thursday
WHO urges developing countries to fund tropical diseases fight

The investment would represent as little as 0.1 percent of current national health spending of the low and middle-income countries affected by NTD.

13:37, 19 February 2015 Thursday
Unprecedented sea lion strandings in California linked to warmer Pacific

Nearly 1,000 abandoned California sea lions have washed ashore this year in what rehabilitation centers say is a growing crisis for the animals.

13:32, 19 February 2015 Thursday
Ebola cases fall in West Africa but challenges remain

West Africa cases of Ebola show the first decrease in three weeks.

14:54, 18 February 2015 Wednesday
Marijuana munchies are all in the brain

"Marijuana fools the brain's feeding system."scientist Tamas Horvath said.

15:12, 13 February 2015 Friday
Filipina nurse from Saudi tests positive for MERS-CoV

The Department of Health (DOH) announced that a Filipina nurse who recently arrived in the country tested positive for the MERS Coronavirus.

15:04, 13 February 2015 Friday
N Korea warns diplomats under Ebola quarantine

North Korea, the world's most isolated country, is thousands of miles from the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and has reported no cases of the virus, which has killed more than 9,000 people.

15:00, 13 February 2015 Friday
Governments face test of green promises amid low oil prices

Current oil prices are only a small factor in fixing energy plans for 2025 or 2030.

14:04, 13 February 2015 Friday
Canada confirms case of mad cow disease first since 2011

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said no part of the cow had reached the human food or animal feed systems.

12:09, 13 February 2015 Friday
China's biotech brains-in-exile it's time to come home

From school in the late 1970s and 1980s, when only elite students gained entry into China's few biochemistry and molecular biology programs, they left China, graduated and worked their way up to senior positions in the world's top pharmaceutical companies.

15:19, 12 February 2015 Thursday
Ebola vaccine trial in humans start

All Ebola vaccines under development face the same challenges: they must be cheap, readily producable and easy to handle and transport to Africa.



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