International News Archive - September 26, 2012

Cancer Deaths In The UK Expected To Fall

Researchers from the United Kingdom recently revealed that they believe that cancer deaths will decline by almost 17 percent by 2030 if people continue to drop the smoking habit and there is a steady stream of treatments in development.

Mapping Landslides In The Swiss Alps

Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland.

WHO Issues Health Alerts On SARS-Like Virus, Saudi Arabia Takes Precautionary Measures

A Qatari man who was rushed to a UK hospital for treatment of a SARS-like disease is now the center of attention for the World Health Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.