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Montevideo, June 23rd 2018 - 21:28 UTC

Health & Science

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    WHO claims 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants

    Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.

    Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    UK-US launch Antarctica research program to predict sea-level rise

    The mission will deploy teams of researchers, using a suite of technologies to investigate changes on the ice and in the ocean.

    A new UK-U.S. Antarctic research program to improve the prediction of future sea-level rise was launched on Monday at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge. The £20 million 5-year research collaboration, funded jointly by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), brings together over 100 polar scientists from leading UK and U.S. research organizations.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    UK may have to start new satellite system post-Brexit

    Britain is already being frozen out of the program despite there being many months until it will actually leave the EU.

    The UK might have to set up its own satellite navigation system if it is thrown out of the Galileo project after Brexit, according to British officials. Galileo is a €10 billion program that was launched by the EU to rival the US global positioning system.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    “World Penguin Day”: funny on land and graceful and rapid in the sea

    Volunteer Point on the Falkland Islands is the world’s largest accessible king penguin colony with 1000 pairs of breeding penguins.Pic by Derek Pettersson

    April 25th is “World Penguin Day”, undoubtedly the world’s most popular bird – think of Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, Pingu just to name a few uses in popular culture. These charismatic flightless birds are funny to watch on land but are graceful and rapid in water. They occur only in the seas of the Southern hemisphere; there are seventeen species of penguin ranging from the Galapagos to Antarctica.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    First ever genital transplant performed at John Hopkins University in Maryland

    The team of 11 surgeons performed the transplant over 14 hours on 26 March. Dr WP Andrew Lee, is head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins

    A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had been wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan.

  • Thursday, April 12th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities

    Breastfeeding is vital to a child’s lifelong health, and reduces costs for health facilities, families, and governments.

    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:19 UTC

    Falkland Islands establishes Obesity Orientation Day next Monday 9 April

    To help people in the Falkland Islands to get fitter and healthier, KEMH will be running a ‘Falklands Obesity Orientation Day’ on Monday 9 April.

    To help people in the Falkland Islands to get fitter and healthier, the local hospital will be running a ‘Falklands Obesity Orientation Day’ on Monday 9 April, it was announced by Gilbert House.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 07:59 UTC

    WHO marks 70th birthday: “Universal health coverage, everyone, everywhere”

    On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use.

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Chinese space station remains dumps into the South Pacific

    China had said its re-entry would occur in late 2017 but that process was delayed, leading some experts to suggest the space laboratory was out of control.

    China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered the atmosphere around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (0015GMT) and the “vast majority” of it had burnt up upon re-entry, the authority said in a brief statement on its website.