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2013-08-28 16:21:23

Agreement will eliminate imported water for groundwater replenishment and conserve 23 billion gallons of water per year for future generations LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County signed a historic 30-year recycled water purchase agreement which will eliminate the need for water from Northern California and the Colorado River for groundwater...

2013-08-27 16:24:11

PANAMA CITY and WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced maternal and child mortality significantly over the past two decades. But many mothers and children continue to die from preventable causes, particularly in low-income and marginalized populations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130827/DC70222LOGO-a) To address this problem, a high-level conference is being convened in Panama City, September...

2013-08-19 08:29:04

REHOVOT, Israel, August 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd., (TASE: DPRM) announced today on-line publication of promising results with its drug candidates, DP-460 and DP-b99, in models of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) and malaria. These exciting results, demonstrate the potential of D-Pharm's proprietary platform technology, Membrane Active Chelators (MAC), to address these devastating parasitic diseases. Malaria and HAT are a major world health problem with...

2013-08-15 16:23:45

Follows Successful Development of SaTo Toilet Pan for Southeast Asia; Goal Is to Improve Global Sanitation in Parts of the World with Scarcity of Water PISCATAWAY, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, one of the most respected toilet manufacturers in the world partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the SaTo, a sanitary toilet pan designed to improve sanitation and reduce the spread of disease in Bangladesh. (Photo:...

2013-08-12 08:25:40

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 (WMSM 2013) today launched its social media campaign entitled 'Your Picture, Their Future', an initiative designed to illustrate the voice of the caring consumers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130812/HK62333 ) Dr. Marceline Lemarie, Chairperson of WMSM 2013, said: "Consumers today are well-informed and mobile. Many believed that businesses today need to put as much weight to social...

Slight Global Warming May Come From Ozone Winds
2013-08-09 08:27:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laypeople tend to mix up the ozone hole and global warming. The popular belief is that the hole is a major cause of the world’s increasing average temperature. On the other hand, scientists have long attributed the ozone shortage in the hole to a small cooling trend. A new computer model study, led by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, suggests that there might be a slight warming influence from the ozone hole. The influence is...

Study Says Ozone-protection Treaty Had Climate Benefits Also
2013-08-06 07:36:47

The Earth Institute at Columbia University The global treaty that headed off destruction of earth's protective ozone layer has also prevented major disruption of global rainfall patterns, even though that was not a motivation for the treaty, according to a new study in the Journal of Climate. The 1987 Montreal Protocol phased out the use of chloroflourocarbons, or CFCs, a class of chemicals that destroy ozone in the stratosphere, allowing more ultraviolet radiation to reach earth's...

2013-07-24 11:18:04

The main barriers to the access, delivery, and use of interventions that help to prevent malaria in pregnant women are relatively consistent across sub-Saharan African countries and may provide a helpful checklist to identify the factors influencing uptake of these important interventions, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The analysis by Jenny Hill and colleagues from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, the London School of Hygiene &...

2013-07-19 04:21:23

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the key focus areas of the upcoming World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 (WMSM 2013) will be to address the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5): Improve Maternal Health. The United Nations found that the mortality ratio in developing regions is still 15 times higher than in the developed regions. Rebecca Milner, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for International Medical Corps, is one of the four...

2013-07-17 10:03:38

The global burden of sickle cell anemia (SCA), a hereditary blood disorder, is increasing, with almost half a million babies estimated to be born with the condition in 2050, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Frédéric Piel and colleagues from the University of Oxford and Imperial College in the United Kingdom, and the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, suggests that implementing basic health interventions...


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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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