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2009-10-23 14:04:49

Women who lived in villages sprayed with DDT to reduce malaria gave birth to 33 per cent more baby boys with urogenital birth defects (UGBD) between 2004 and 2006 than women in unsprayed villages, according to research published online by the UK-based urology journal BJUI.

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2009-10-14 15:28:16

Researchers have reported that the melting Alpine glaciers are letting off harmful pollutants once captured by the ice, which could result in a "dire environmental impact" for the region.

2009-09-30 01:01:14

Pollutant plumes observed in the United States can be attributed unambiguously to Asian sources based on meteorological and chemical analyses, researchers say. Charles Kolb -- president of Aerodyne Research Inc.

2009-07-29 17:45:11

Native plant life is growing in a wetland reclamation near Los Angeles that organizers say they hope will also attract invertebrates, rare birds and fishes. For the first time in a century, salt water from the Pacific Ocean is pouring into 67-acre Brookhurst marsh in coastal Huntington Beach, Calif., replenishing an area that was barren much of the 20th century due to a levee that was recently breached. Opening Huntington Beach wetlands to full tidal flow is the single most critical step in...

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2009-07-13 15:35:00

People with Parkinson's disease have significantly higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people or those with Alzheimer's disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

2009-05-05 12:05:00

A panel of experts and citizens convened to review recent studies on the link between DDT and human health expressed concern that the current practice of spraying the pesticide indoors to fight malaria is leading to unprecedented - and insufficiently monitored - levels of exposure to it.

2009-04-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from U.S. Malaria Coordinator, Admiral Tim Ziemer on World Malaria Day: Across Africa, young boys and girls wake up each morning just like children here in the Washington D.C. area.

2009-04-16 11:22:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An African child dies every 30 seconds from this same disease; nearly a half billion people become ill because of it.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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