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Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

... Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh mostly in backyard poultry. The infection was believed to have been transmitted through migratory birds. Recently the Government denied reports of occurrence of the disease after poultry mortality was reported in a district each in Kerala and West Bengal. "We have no...

Indonesia Facing Massive Hurdles Against Bird Flu

...spreading means big losses for poultry farmers and backyard chicken rearers. 'It is quite an economic loss, especially when (paying) compensation is a problem,' El Bushra told reporters as OIC health officials met ahead of a ministerial gathering Thursday. 'People there cannot understand why you should cull...

China Agrees to Share Bird Flu Samples

...he world's largest poultry population, millions of backyard birds, and a strained medical system, is seen as key in the fight against bird flu. Source-Generef.com/L...

Indonesia's Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 72

... year, the Indonesian government declared a ban on backyard poultry farms in residential areas of nine provinces. Source-IANS/L...

New Zealand Doctors for Restricting Trampoline Sales

...1 injuries in January 2006. The hospital blamed backyard trampoline use and said they should only be used in areas where children can be formally supervised such as gymnastics clubs. Source-IANS...

Hong Kong on Bird Flu Alert

...tween Jan 10 and March 22 2006, 15 wild birds, one backyard chicken and a chicken smuggled from China tested positive for the virus. However, no human cases were detected of the deadly virus, which according to the WHO has killed 157 people, mainly in Asia, since 2003. Hong Kong has stringent precautionar...

Keep Kids Active in the Holidays

...Swimming or horse-riding lessons, bicycle outings, backyard cricket, or just taking the dog for a regular run around the local park are all healthy ways to spend time with your family and stay active.” Dr Yong also encouraged parents to sign their children up to after-school and community sport groups, to ke...

Kidney Racket Not Ruled Out in Children's Killings

...The two houses were reportedly connected through a backyard passage. Noida senior superintendent of police R.K.S. Rathore told IANS: "We have recovered 16 skulls and human bones from several gunny bags fished out of the dirt in the deep drain behind the residence." "While Surendra initially confessed to k...

Children's Killer Preyed On Victims For Two Years

...nder Singh. The two houses are connected through a backyard passage, say some locals. "While Surendra initially confessed to killing six minor girls and two boys, sustained interrogation of his employer Mohinder Singh led to disclosures of the rape and killing of grown up girls too," a police official said. ...

Keep Kids Active in the Holidays

...Swimming or horse-riding lessons, bicycle outings, backyard cricket, or just taking the dog for a regular run around the local park are all healthy ways to spend time with your family and stay active.” Dr Yong also encouraged parents to sign their children up to after-school and community sport groups, to k...

Telomerase Expression Linked To Body Mass

...three years for the mice, to 23 or more for common backyard squirrels. Acquiring specimens of these animals from around the world proved to be an unusual task. "At one point I was woken up at two in the morning by a guy on a cell phone hunting pest beavers in Montezuma," says Gorbunova. "I'm still trying ...

Cancer Stem Cells Alone spread Cancer

... the disease, says Dick. He compares cancer with a backyard weed. "You can keep cutting the leaves off the weed, but the weed will regrow," he explains. 'But if you cut the tap roots, the leaves will wither away. Killing the cancer stem cells is the equivalent of killing the root of the weed.' Dick identifi...

Breeding success by delving into the honey bee sex gene

...closely related species of honey bee: the familiar backyard denizen Apis mellifera and the Asian honey bees Apis dorsata and Apis cerana. The group also sequenced six so-called neutral regions of the genome which, unlike genes, do not carry codes telling cells how to make proteins. Then, the researchers const...

Bird Flu Claims One More Victim in Indonesia

...Thursday, and died Saturday evening. In Indonesia backyard poultry is an important source of food for the people there. In spite of the continuous rise in the death toll, Indonesian authorities are increasingly reluctant to carry out mass culling of birds, saying it would be extremely expensive and a logisti...

Indonesia To Conduct Mass Vaccination Of Poultry

... difficulties in capturing and killing millions of backyard fowl. The World Bank has been trying to influence Jakarta in increasing her budget after it had allocated $46.5 million to fight bird flu in 2007, which has been a reduction from $57.37 million that has been slated for this year. Indonesian vice-pr...

Individual Affected With Bird Flu Refuses Hospitalization

...the virus is rampant among Indonesia's billions of backyard chickens, and the experts fear the virus, which remains hard for people to catch will mutate into a form that spreads easily among people, potentially sparking a pandemic....

Quack Couples Arrested for Conducting Illegal Abortions

...t scores of foetuses from the sewerage tank in the backyard of the hospital. Police sealed the premises of a nearby ultrasound test clinic after it was pointed out that the sex of the unborn children was being detected there in violation of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT) Act. Punjab has one of ...

Malaria Truths Discovered By Einstein Researchers

... (virus) that Dr. Jacobs isolated from soil in his backyard in the Bronx and dubbed the “Bronx Bomber.” It infects Mycobacterium smegmatis, a bacterial species closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis. Dr. Jacobs has used the Bronx Bomber to gain important knowledge about tuber...

Children Need to Exercise More to Prevent Heart Trouble

...d [TV/computer] screen time replaces playground or backyard time." Katz said that ensuring that kids remain active has become a matter of vital importance. He said, "For example, when schools don't have time for a dedicated hour of physical education, bouts of brief activity could be provided in the class...

Bird Flu Virus Reported In Remote Nigerian State

...one commercial farm and two places where there are backyard poultry.” "There are a few places in Plateau and Kaduna where we are still getting new outbreaks. Elsewhere all the samples we're getting are negative," he added. Within the first few weeks of detecting the cases, bird flu spread rapidly among the ...

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