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11:15, 20 April 2014 Sunday
Health & Environment

10:38, 17 April 2014 Thursday
New kind of trial aims to speed cancer drug development

Instead of testing one drug at a time, a novel lung cancer study announced will allow British researchers to test up to 14 drugs from AstraZeneca and Pfizer at the same time within one trial

10:05, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Dengue outbreak at Australian detention centre

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's office said that medical officers at the centre had confirmed three cases of the potentially fatal tropical disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes

09:38, 17 April 2014 Thursday
Japan considers curtailing whale hunt further

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month ordered a halt to its annual hunts in the Southern Ocean, prompting Japan to cancel its 2014-2015 Antarctic hunt, the programme's mainstay, as it pledged to abide by the ruling

23:34, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

Researchers said they have identified a protein on the egg cell's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of a sperm cell, allowing the two cells to join

16:46, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Turkish man dies of deadly CCHF virus in Istanbul

The Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus was found in the person's blood who died on Sunday in Istanbul.

13:05, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
China blames France's Veolia for tap water pollution

Authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above national safety levels, state media said

11:08, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
No Ebola outbreak in Mali claims Minister

Ebola is a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure.

10:45, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
One third of Beijing's pollution comes from outside the city

The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its war against pollution

14:39, 15 April 2014 Tuesday
Increased CO2 levels make fish unafraid of predators

The findings of the study and the likely changes to the food chain will be of concern to millions in the tropics who depend on coral reefs for food security and livelihoods.

21:39, 14 April 2014 Monday
City growth by almost 2 Manhattans a day said key

More compact city designs that cut commutes, insulation to save energy, better public transport, cycle lanes and pedestrian areas can all cut emissions, mainly from fossil fuels.

17:38, 14 April 2014 Monday
MERS death toll in Saudi Arabia rises to 12 this

Along with Saudi Arabia, cases of MERS have so far been reported in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Jordan and Oman.

15:55, 14 April 2014 Monday
Luanda hosts 1st African health ministers' conference

The proposed establishment of an African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as proposals for a centralized regulatory system for medical products, is expected to feature on the conference agenda.

12:25, 13 April 2014 Sunday
Act fast to curb global warming or extract CO2 from

The report, endorsed by governments, is meant as the main scientific guide for nations working on a U.N. deal to be agreed in late 2015 to rein in world greenhouse gas emissions

11:58, 13 April 2014 Sunday
Yemen reports first case of deadly MERS-coronavirus

MERS, which emerged in the Middle East in 2012, is from the same family as the SARS virus and can cause coughing, fever and pneumonia.

10:03, 13 April 2014 Sunday
Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

The highly pathogenic H5 virus was detected through genetic testing of chickens at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture in the south

13:07, 12 April 2014 Saturday
Crude oil leak blamed for China water contamination

Levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, in Lanzhou's tapwater on Friday rose 20 times above national safety levels.

11:19, 12 April 2014 Saturday
Wild horses targeted for roundup in Utah rangeland clash

Close to 2,000 wild horses are roaming southern Utah's Iron County, well over the 300 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dubbed as appropriate for the rural area's nine designated herd management zones, County Commissioner David Miller said.

16:46, 11 April 2014 Friday
Lebanon in vaccination drive against polio

The campaign in Lebanon targets around 600,000 Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian infants aged up to five.

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