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Health & Environment

14:52, 27 October 2014 Monday
Americans waste more than 100 billion for drugs

In a research carried out in the U.S. reveals alarming findings about spending on illicit drugs -over $100 billion

09:53, 26 October 2014 Sunday
South Africans deploy owls to fight rat problem

The Township Owl Project takes juvenile birds rescued from perilous situations, such as when a building where they nested in is demolished, and gives them a new home and a new job

13:12, 25 October 2014 Saturday
Ebola death toll tops 4 900 out of more than

The three worst-hit countries of West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - account for the bulk, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases

22:20, 24 October 2014 Friday
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome toll rises to 319

There are 883 confirmed cases of the deadly virus, out of which 319 people have died since 2012, the WHO says

16:06, 24 October 2014 Friday
WHO expects large Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

WHO announces one million doses of Ebola vaccine to be produced in 2015

10:20, 24 October 2014 Friday
EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

That pact would aim to improve on two decades of stuttering cooperation and rein in emissions of carbon dioxide blamed for a disruptive rise in temperatures

16:56, 23 October 2014 Thursday
Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine

The World Health Organization last month urged the use of blood-derived products and serum from survivors.

17:39, 22 October 2014 Wednesday
U S Ebola 'czar' starts work vaccine drive launched

Pentagon rapid-response Ebola medical team was scheduled to begin training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas

16:28, 22 October 2014 Wednesday
Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels WHO

Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), which is even more expensive and difficult to treat than multi drug-resistant (MDR-TB) strains, has now been reported in 100 countries around the world.

09:33, 22 October 2014 Wednesday
French researchers 'develop 15-minute test for Ebola'

Device can be used in the field without special equipment, according to developers

12:04, 21 October 2014 Tuesday
Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk with frame

The technique involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient's spinal cord and constructing a "nerve bridge" between two stumps of the damaged spinal column.

22:15, 20 October 2014 Monday
World must stop Ebola or face 'pandemic' - Castro

The meeting in Cuba is aimed at keeping Ebola at bay and it brings together senior officials from the ALBA bloc of nations

09:09, 19 October 2014 Sunday
Rare white rhino dies in Kenya only six remain

Wildlife conservationists have struggled to reverse a decline in numbers of several African species, undermined by ferocious poaching by gangs which mostly ship the ivory to Asia.

16:01, 17 October 2014 Friday
When surviving Ebola becomes a nightmare

Jerald Dennis is feeling stigmatized by his neighbors and has been shunned by his friends

11:12, 16 October 2014 Thursday
Peru says country's glaciers shrank 40 pct in 4 decades

Peru's 2,679 glaciers, spread over 19 snow-capped mountain ranges, are the source of the vast majority of the country's drinking water.

09:14, 16 October 2014 Thursday
Majority of Americans believe Ebola spreads through air

Some 85 percent of people said they thought the disease spread through sneezing or coughing, despite the fact that the World Health Organization regards that type of transmission as unlikely

11:07, 15 October 2014 Wednesday
World on red alert against Ebola

No approved specific drug or treatment available for battling fatal pandemic virus hitting many West African countries

16:46, 14 October 2014 Tuesday
West Africa Ebola outbreak still expanding geographically

The death toll so far in the outbreak, first reported in Guinea in March, has reached 4,447 from a total of 8,914 cases, said WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward.

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