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2008-06-26 15:02:24

A U.S.-led international team of scientists said it's determined extreme climatic weather events can produce a sharp increase in infectious diseases. The scientists, led by University of California-Davis researchers, said they determined how climate extremes associated with global warning -- such as the increased frequency of droughts and floods -- can create conditions in which diseases that are tolerated individually might converge and cause mass deaths among livestock or wildlife. The...

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2008-04-07 09:50:00

As global temperatures continue to increase, the World Health Organization hopes to focus on the potential consequences a warmer climate poses to human health.Not only will global warming affect the average air and sea temperature, it also magnifies the risk of disease and hunger in poor underdeveloped countries, according to WHO.In addition to the observed changes in the Earth's anatomy, climate-sensitive impacts on human health are occurring today. "They are attacking...

2007-04-03 09:00:00

By Duncan, Kirsty For the first twenty years that climate change garnered international attention, gender issues were not on the agenda - although women (1) are generally poorer than men, and (2) are more dependent than men on primary resources (e.g. agriculture) that are threatened by changes in climate. Women often shoulder the responsibility for the household water supply and its purification; in Kenya, for example, carrying water may use up to 85% of a woman's daily energy intake....

2005-10-24 23:26:28

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tucked away in a small corner of India's National Institute of Communicable Diseases are 100,000 mosquitoes, plague-hit rats, guinea worms and wild birds infected with Japanese Encephalitis. Better known as the "Mosquito Museum," it is the oldest and largest such collection in South and Southeast Asia, formally set up in 1938 and still used in fighting killer disease outbreaks. Scientists and researchers from all over the world come here to...

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2005-08-09 15:37:57

Malaria remains a devastating problem in Africa and understanding the factors affecting its transmission remains a crucial part of the effort to combat the disease. A new study published in the premier open access journal PLoS Biology conducted in Western Kenya by Jacob Koella and colleagues now reveals that mosquitoes are more attracted to children with the infectious stages of malaria than to those infected with non-transmissible forms of the disease or to uninfected people. The question...


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