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Health & Science

  • Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 11:10 UTC

    World's second largest meteorite discovered in northern Argentina

    The discovery was made in an area called Campo del Cielo, which lies in the municipality of Gancedo, where a meteor shower hit approximately 4000 years ago.

    The world's second largest meteorite has been discovered in northern Argentina, a news report says. A team of experts found the 30,800 kilogram meteorite buried in the province of Chaco, about 800 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires on Saturday, the news agency Telam reported.

  • Monday, September 12th 2016 - 07:07 UTC

    Hillary's pneumonia puts US presidential candidates' medical records on the campaign debate

    Clinton's pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and the candidate had been “advised to rest and modify her schedule,” doctor Bardack said.

    United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's personal doctor revealed on Sunday that he Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, hours after Clinton drew attention for abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero and was seen on video apparently being assisted getting into a van.

  • Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 04:33 UTC

    Nanorobotic agents in the bloodstream to combat active cancerous cells of tumors

    The article  “Magneto-Aerotactic Bacteria Deliver Drug-Containing Nanoliposomes To Tumor Hypoxic Regions”, was published in Nature Nanotechnology

    Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors.

  • Friday, August 26th 2016 - 08:13 UTC

    Falklands and Montserrat sign marine spatial environment partnership accord

    Strong partnerships with other OTs and with the JNCC “have led to the exciting initiative ‘T2T’ sharing skills knowledge and expertise”, affirmed MLA Poole

    UK Overseas Territories governments of the Falkland Islands and Montserrat have signed an agreement that facilitates a Territory to Territory partnership with the purpose of transferring knowledge and skills from the South Atlantic and the Caribbean. The skills and knowledge transfer will focus on information management and marine spatial planning.

  • Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 01:45 UTC

    UN acknowledges role in the Haiti imported cholera epidemic that killed thousands

    ”UN has become convinced that it needs to do much more regarding its own involvement in the initial outbreak and the suffering of those affected by cholera.”

    For the first time since a cholera epidemic believed to be imported by the United Nations peacekeepers began killing thousands of Haitians nearly six years ago, the office of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged that the United Nations played a role in the initial outbreak and that a “significant new set of U.N. actions” will be needed to respond to the crisis.

  • Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:08 UTC

    UK health officials call on university students to vaccinate against Meningitis

    Young people going on to university or college are particularly at risk of meningitis and septicemia because they mix with so many other students

    Health officials in the United Kingdom have reported a progressive increase in cases of the deadly bacterium, Meningitis W (MenW), prompting calls for university students to get vaccinated. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months, according to Public Health England.

  • Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 19:54 UTC

    Devastating livestock viral disease threatens millions of sheep and goats

    Experts from FAO and OIE recommended control measures including vaccination of 800,000 sheep and goats. Quarantine zones have been created

    A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries. Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral disease which is capable of severely impacting goat and sheep populations, while a new outbreak has occurred in the Maldives, showing that even island states are vulnerable to the plague.

  • Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 17:33 UTC

    A recent pause in Antarctic Peninsula warming

    BAS Dr Robert Mulvaney says: “meteorological observations from the Antarctic Peninsula research stations only cover the last 60 years or so”

    The rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula, which occurred from the early-1950s to the late 1990s, has paused. Stabilisation of the ozone hole along with natural climate variability were significant in bringing about the change. Together these influences have now caused the northern part of the peninsula to enter a temporary cooling phase.

  • Monday, July 11th 2016 - 06:07 UTC

    Brazilian army take to the streets in a display of force in anticipation of the Olympic Games

    Armored vehicles and trucks carrying troops were accompanied by soldiers decked out in camouflage gear and matching helmets, with rifles slung over their shoulders.

    Brazilian soldiers were on the streets last Saturday, checking out spots around the city that will get intense security when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics open in under four weeks. Armored vehicles and trucks carrying troops were accompanied by soldiers decked out in camouflage gear and matching helmets, with rifles slung over their shoulders. The soldiers covered the city, from Copacabana Beach to the central train station and the renovated port area.

  • Saturday, July 9th 2016 - 09:57 UTC

    PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies, “a model for the region”

    Dr. Etienne said that, “PAHO/WHO supported Uruguay's defense of these measures, which were aimed at saving lives”.

    The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) congratulated n Friday the Government of Uruguay for winning an international legal case brought by the Philip Morris tobacco company. Philip Morris challenged tobacco control regulations implemented by Uruguay in compliance with its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's first international public health treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO.