Health & Science

Health & Science
Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Scientists studying invasive insects in Sub Antarctica islands

French scientists have spent summer months in the extreme south of Chile collecting samples of insects with the purpose of trying to determine their geographic distribution process along Sub Antarctic insular territories which includes the Kerguelen in the Pacific, the South Atlantic Falklands and South Georgia and Patagonia.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Spain gateway for South American cocaine, says US report

Organised criminal networks have turned Spain into a major gateway into Europe for illegal shipments of cocaine and cannabis, according to the US State Department and published in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Bolivia dengue cases could reach 50.000 by end of March

Bolivia revealed Tuesday that 35.500 people have contracted the benign strain of the mosquito transmitted dengue disease while 20 have died from the deadly haemorrhagic variant. There are also fears that before the rainy season is over 50.000 people could be infected.

Monday, March 2nd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

British team treks to North Pole to measure ice sheet

British explorer Pen Hadow

British team has begun a gruelling trek to the North Pole to discover how quickly the Arctic sea-ice is melting.

Monday, March 2nd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Rescued pilot whale returns to stranding point Tasmania

Rescuers on Tasmania's King Island in Australia have been trying to return a straggling pilot whale to the sea after 48 pilot whales and five dolphins were returned to sea on Sunday.

Sunday, March 1st 2009 - 23:00 UTC

UK care of veterans “disgraceful”, says VC decorated soldier

The British Army's most decorated serving war hero has claimed the UK Government is failing to care for soldiers with mental trauma caused by combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, February 26th 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Dengue spreading in South America; kills 19 in Bolivia

Uruguay is the only country of the region free of dengue

Bolivia suffering one of its worst dengue epidemics in decades reported 19 deaths of the more extreme variant haemorrhagic and 30.000 cases of the mild classic disease transmitted by mosquito bites.

Thursday, February 26th 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Suicides and traffic accidents main causes of death in Uruguay

According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme, suicides and accidents are the cause of the greatest number of violent deaths in Uruguay. Homicides came in third place.

Tuesday, February 24th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

At least 50 cases of dengue confirmed in north Argentina

Argentine authorities have admitted that at least fifty cases of mosquito transmitted dengue have been reported in the northwest of the country, neighbouring with Bolivia, one of which confirmed haemorrhagic.

Sunday, February 22nd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Stern warning from PM Brown to UK and global banking

 European leaders during the meeting

British Primer Minister Gordon Brown has issued a warning to banks in Britain and around the world that they must end risky speculation and resume their traditional role as “stewards” of people's money.

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