Faced with 100.000 cases of dengue infection which have also caused several deaths Paraguayan Congress declared this week a 60 days national emergency and voted funds to combat the Aedes agypty mosquito which transmits the disease.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday on the world's younger generation to take better care of Planet Earth in the face of global warming than his own.
The United Nations Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, a regional arm of the UN World Health Organization, WHO, is assisting Paraguay in its efforts to control an outbreak of dengue fever that has affected thousands.
Improved transportation systems, tighter building codes and financing for energy-efficiency investments are among the measures recommended in a new scientific report on coping with climate change that was prepared at the request of the United Nations.
Obesity and related pathologies like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attacks cost the Chilean treasury an estimated 300 million US dollars which is equivalent to a significant percentage of the country's overall public health budget.
Chile's acting Agriculture minister Cecilia Leiva said on Friday health authorities are working to minimize the risks of an outbreak of anthrax in a small village of farmers and fishermen in the extreme south of the country.
Their language is almost extinct but for two Scottish brothers, thought to be the last surviving speakers of the Cromarty dialect, there was good news this week, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Spain has become the most popular destination for Europeans thinking of working abroad, ahead of the UK according to a Financial Times/Harris poll taken in five European countries.
Australia's summer crop production is forecast to fall by nearly 60% in 2006-07 as most of the main growing areas in southern Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Riverina remain in the grip of drought, the February issue of ABARE (Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics) Australian Crop Report reveals.
A skull and crossbones, a running person and radiating ionizing waves, all on a deep red triangle, joined other more common warning symbols today as part of a United Nations effort to reduce needless deaths and serious injuries from accidental exposure to large radioactive sources such as food irradiation and cancer therapy equipment.