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2011-11-10 04:00:00

BRUSSELS, November 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pesticide Industry 'Hungry for Change' The crop protection industry takes another step toward establishing itself as a valued partner in the pursuit of a more sustainable farming system in Europe. The 'Hungry for Change' conference and exhibition unveils a new direction for ECPA. The fruit of an extensive critical evaluation of the performance and contribution of the industry, the initiative aims to deliver measurable...

Image 1 - HIPPO Takes To The Skies To Get A Taste Of Earth's Atmosphere
2011-11-01 04:47:43

The HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observation (HIPPO) project generated an extraordinarily detailed mapping of the global distribution of greenhouse gases, black carbon and related chemical species in the atmosphere Once international agreements demand it, effective, enforceable greenhouse gas reduction will require in-depth information on the fluxes and transports of these and other atmospheric constituents. Researchers know that concentrations of aerosols like black carbon and gases like carbon...

2011-10-26 02:00:00

--WIPO Re:Search, A New Consortium of Public and Private Sector Organizations, Drives Research and Development Partnerships with Neglected Tropical Disease Researchers-- Geneva press conference to launch WIPO Re:Search on October 26, 2011 at 10:30 CEST will be webcast live http://www.bvgh.org/WIPO-ReSearch-Webcast.aspx GENEVA, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in an unprecedented collaboration with leading pharmaceutical...

2011-09-28 09:43:20

High rates of parasitic infection in the region nearly 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union The open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will publish an article emphasizing the rising burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Central Asia on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. According to the article's co-authors, Dr. Peter Hotez, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and Dr. Ken Alibek of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, the region continues to suffer from a...

2011-09-23 11:57:27

East Africa is fighting the worst kala azar outbreak in a decade. Collaboration across the region through the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) has resulted in the development of a new combination therapy (SSG&PM) which is cheaper and nearly halves the length of treatment from a 30 day course of injections to 17 days. East African endemic countries are taking the necessary regulatory measures to use it in their programs, but experts warn that without international funding or...

2011-09-21 12:14:08

International efforts to address maternal and child health challenges appear to be working, yet few countries will meet Millennium Development Goals for maternal mortality and child mortality With four years left for countries to achieve international targets for saving the lives of mothers and children, more than half the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics...

2011-09-20 13:11:00

New MDG Health Alliance Hosts Event in Support of "Every Woman, Every Child" NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World leaders gather Tuesday evening to announce new commitments in support of achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the deadline of December 31, 2015. "Progress is being made toward a world in which the needs of every woman and every child are met," said United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria and MDG Advocate,...

Despite Over 20,000 Deaths Daily, Child Mortality Rate Is Falling
2011-09-16 05:16:27

   UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study this week showing the mortality rate of children under the age of five years old has fallen to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, Reuters is reporting. Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO explains, “This is proof that investing in children´s health is money well spent, and a sign that we need to accelerate that investment through the coming years.”...

2011-09-07 12:08:46

The most comprehensive analysis to date shows as bed net distribution efforts have rapidly scaled up in sub-Saharan Africa deaths from malaria have declined significantly Children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated bed net are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The new study, "Net benefits: a...

Mysteries Of Ozone Depletion Continue 25 Years Later
2011-08-30 09:55:23

  Even after many decades of studying ozone and its loss from our atmosphere miles above the Earth, plenty of mysteries and surprises remain, including an unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter, an authority on the topic told attendees of the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Monday. She also discussed chemistry and climate change, including some proposed ideas to "geoengineer" the Earth's climate to slow down or...


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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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