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2012-06-15 14:36:06

Preventable childhood deaths caused by illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea can be nearly eliminated in 10 years according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health. In a new commentary featured in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers outline a strategy and benchmarks for curbing childhood preventable deaths and recommend a new common vision for a global commitment to end all...

2012-06-14 13:56:35

PATH and partners issue diarrhea/pneumonia declaration to call for action against leading causes of child mortality With an unprecedented commitment that bridges the urgent need to address diarrheal disease with unique opportunities to overcome it once and for all, leaders in global health issued today's Declaration on Scaling-up Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia. PATH joins the US Agency for International Development, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Micronutrient Initiative,...

'Good news' Less Maternal And Child Deaths
2012-06-13 21:52:22

But too many women and children still dying Since 1990, annual maternal deaths have declined by almost one half and the deaths of young children have declined from 12 million to 7.6 million in 2010. Some of the world's poorest countries have achieved spectacular progress in reducing child deaths. Rates of child mortality in many African countries have been dropping twice as fast in recent years as during the 1990s. In Botswana, Egypt, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda and the United...

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2012-06-13 14:44:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Maintaining the world´s large river basins will be a key to bolstering the overall health and economies of the regions containing them, according to a new report by the United Nations. Despite the importance given to these major waterways, the study´s projections show that seven of the top 10 river basins are currently being used at volumes that are unsustainable. At the same time, the study reported that almost 25 percent of worldwide GDP will...

Improvements In Urban Planning Key To Protecting Global Health
2012-05-30 07:05:13

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com With the World Health Organization projecting the global urban population to almost double to 6.3 million by 2050, better urban planning is essential to improve the health of Earth´s city dwellers. In an attempt to address the potential health crisis that this booming population could cause, the University College of London and the Lancet Commission have issued a report recommending future policy initiatives that could lead to...

Endangered Species On Track To Recovery Success
2012-05-20 06:03:56

Nearly 100 endangered species should be on track to meet federal scientists´ recovery goals, according to a new analysis by a national nonprofit organization that seeks to protect the planet´s biological diversity. The Center for Biological Diversity´s review examined population trends of 110 endangered plant and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in every state across the USA, including Florida´s American crocodile, the gray wolf of the Rockies,...

2012-05-18 11:15:02

UC Riverside-led team identifies black carbon and tropospheric ozone as most likely drivers of large-scale atmospheric circulation change in the Northern hemisphere tropics Black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone, both manmade pollutants emitted predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere's low- to mid-latitudes, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward in that hemisphere, new research by a team of scientists shows. While stratospheric ozone depletion has...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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