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Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

..., follows the ending in March of a two-year ban on duck hatching that has triggered a surge in production. Nationwide vaccination campaigns -- widely hailed as a model that other countries have sought to emulate -- have become increasingly spotty, Vietnamese and international animal health officials hav...

Scientists Establish Link Between Foie Gras and Disease

...sociation between foie gras prepared from goose or duck liver and the type of amyloid found in rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis. Dr. Alan Solomon, a Professor at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, says that the new experimental data provides the first is the first ...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...s last post. 'But I'm the one who has opened the duck market in India. In '91, 92, there were no ducks on the table here.' He now also raises pigs, and sells his products to five-star hotels, expatriates and wealthy Indians, garnering strong weekly sales worth around 2,500 dollars. -- Agriculture se...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

... puzzling and so Brennan's team looked at a lot of duck bottoms. What they found surprised them -- corks... rapists. Dr. Brennan argues that elaborate female duck anatomy evolves as a countermeasure against aggressive males. Once they choose a male, theyre making...

No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

... conducted detailed examination and autopsy on the duck carcasses. The samples were collected and sent to HSADL, Bhopal, which have been tested negative for Avian Influenza (H5&H7). No further unusual mortality has been reported from Kuttanad....

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

... puzzling and so Brennan's team looked at a lot of duck bottoms. What they found surprised them -- corks... rapists. Dr. Brennan argues that elaborate female duck anatomy evolves as a countermeasure against aggressive males. “Once they choose a male, they’re maki...

Chinese-food Lovers, Beware

.... -Avoid salt, which means steering clear of the duck sauce, hot mustard, hoisin sauce and soy sauce. -Share your meal or take half home for later. -Ask for brown rice instead of white rice. <...

Bird Flu Outbreak in Chonan, Central South Korea

A recent bird flu outbreak has been reported in a duck farm in Chonan, in central South Korea. 31 ducks died on Tuesday and it was confirmed as bird flu on Thursday//. The cause was identified as "highly pathogenic'' bird flu virus. It is the seventh bird flu outbreak since November reported in South K...

Bird Flu Reappears in Vietnam

...official said Friday.// The latest outbreak at a duck farm in Vinh Long province, 140 km south of Ho Chi Minh City, followed the reappearance of the virus in northern Vietnam. Nearly 70 ducks were found dead at a farm in Vinh Long province last weekend and tests results this week showed they were posi...

Cancer Fears Plummet Egg Sales in Vietnam

Hanoi: Sales of duck and chicken eggs in southern Vietnam have plummeted after tests showed that many had been tainted with large amounts of a carcinogenic agent//, media reported Monday. "Today we could only sell 50,000 eggs compared to 400,000-500,000 normally," Pham...

Where Burnt Out Executives De-stress in Nature's Lap

...sighting the rare and endangered white-winged wood duck for which the sanctuary is known. The park also boasts of a large number of elephants, a few tigers, leopard, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, gaur, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, besides a variety of birds including four species of the hornbill...

Fear Of Cancer Due To Duck Egg Contamination In China

In China, duck eggs with red yolk are considered to be more nutri...gation that found that the red color found in many duck eggs is actually caused by a cancer-causing agent known as Sudan Red I, a toxic industrial colorant,...

American ‘wild’ birds identified as culpable for spreading bird fu

...to prove that two migratory birds, the common wood duck and laughing gull have been found to be// vulnerable and prone to infection with the highly virulent H5N1 avian influenza viruses and it has the capability to transmit the deadly bird flu. In an effort to identify and isolate the birds capable of ...

Ducks Culled As They Test Positive For H5N1 Virus

...icials have reported finding H5N1 virus in a small duck farm in the southern province of Ben Tre in Vietnam.// An animal health official from Thach Phu district, Ben Tre province said, "we have received laboratory confirmation that the ducks had the H5N1 virus." All 84 ducks on the farm were immediat...

Cambodia hit by two new bird flu outbreaks

...told AFP on Friday. "The result of tests on dead duck samples taken from the two districts has shown that the ducks died of H5N1 virus," Yim Venthan, secretary of state of the Ministry of Agriculture said. Kampong Cham Province is around 100 kms east of the capital Phnom Penh. One of the outbreaks sta...

Bird Flu In Eastern Cambodian Districts

...lled nearly 2,000 ducks. "The result of tests on duck samples taken from the two districts has shown that the virus is H5N1," said senior agriculture official Yim Voeunthan. According to the World Health Organisation, the bird flu virus has killed nearly 140 people around the world....

Death of girl Suspected to be due to Bird flu Outbreak

...touched ducks as both he and the woman worked in a duck slaughterhouse in Chachoengsao province. According to a local livestock official although the province has raised some five million chickens in farm no bird flu outbreak has been reported in local poultry. Dr Kasiwat Sripradit, the hospital dire...

Misconceptions About Eating Eggs Busted

...aled only by single servings of liver, shrimp, and duck meat. Myth: All that cholesterol goes straight to your bloodstream and then into your arteries. Not so. For most people, only a small amount of the cholesterol in food passes into the blood. Saturated and trans fats have much bigger effects on blood...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

...ocery store off a piazza, the agents found bags of duck feet. Also a similar raid at a Milan warehouse a few months ago yielded three million packages of chicken meat smuggled from China. According to experts there is increasing evidence that a thriving international trade in smuggled poultry — including...

Gaming Giants Want A Slice Of Brain Training Pie

...in Japan has taken to "Brain Train" concept like a duck to water.// Leading games manufacturer, Nintendo has sold 3.3 million of its "Brain Training for Adults" game, which was released in May last. "We wanted to reach out to those who were not interested in video games ... But we did not expect such su...

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