Health & Science

Health & Science
Thursday, April 9th 2009 - 12:56 UTC

Argentina admits “very serious” dengue epidemics “which has come to stay”

Health Minister Graciela Ocaña finally admitted the situation is “very serious”

“Dengue is here to stay” in the Southern Cone and although not controllable it can be prevented , admitted Argentina’s Health Minister Graciela Ocaña as the mosquito transmitted disease reached metropolitan Buenos Aires following thousands of cases in the impoverished north which the government tried to downplay.

Thursday, April 9th 2009 - 08:01 UTC

Listeriosis outbreak in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile health officials promised information on the latest listeriosis outbreak in the metropolitan region with eight confirmed cases including one death and two miscarriages caused by the bacteria.

Tuesday, April 7th 2009 - 12:23 UTC

Latam: Chile Leads In Technology

For the second year in a row, Chile leads in information and communication technology development in Latin America, according to the most recent report from the World Economic Forum.

Monday, April 6th 2009 - 15:16 UTC

LAN Airline Will Reduce Its CO2 Emissions

Chilean-based LAN Airlines recently announced it will reduce the consumption of combustible fuel by 16.6 million gallons each year with the installation of “winglets” on all 37 of its Boeing 767-300 aircrafts as part of the airline’s endeavor to improve flight efficiency.

Sunday, April 5th 2009 - 06:20 UTC

In Brazilian school books Columbus arrived in America in 1942

A portrait of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus must be having nightmares: according to the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo latest edition of public school books, the Genoa navigator arrived to America in 1942, that is 67 years ago and not in 1492.

Saturday, April 4th 2009 - 07:08 UTC

Mercosur experts elaborate plan to address dengue epidemic

Mercosur sanitary experts met this week in Asuncion, Paraguay to address the mosquito transmitted dengue disease which is affecting all countries of the region (except Uruguay and Chile) with tens of thousand cases confirmed.

Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 13:23 UTC

Huge population of rare dolphins discovered in South Asia

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the discovery of a huge population of rare dolphins in South Asia—but warns that the population is threatened by climate change and fishing nets.

Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 10:58 UTC

Brazilian inmates use pigeons to smuggle cell phones

Brazilian police have discovered inmates using carrier pigeons to smuggle cell phones onto a prison farm in the south eastern state of Sao Paulo.

Monday, March 30th 2009 - 14:30 UTC

Dengue reported and confirmed in outskirts of Buenos Aires

The mosquito transmitted dengue viral epidemic has reached the outskirts of Buenos Aires according to the head of the Epidemiology Department from the province of Buenos Aires.

Friday, March 27th 2009 - 06:45 UTC

Argentina admits dengue epidemics in northern provinces

Argentina officially admitted that the mosquito transmitted dengue disease which has ravaged neighbouring Bolivia and Paraguay has epidemic characteristics in several Northern provinces with 2.270 cases reported and confirmed.

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