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'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

...0 years, plantations of stevia, which is native to northwest Paraguay, have grown from 350 to 1,500 hectares (865 to 3,700 acres). Officials hope to increase that 10-fold over the next five years through cloning, which is more effective than planting the seeds. However, the largest producer of stevia is no...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

...d the orphanage for children with special needs in northwest Baghdad last week, according to a CBS News report broadcast on Monday. "They saw multiple bodies laying on the floor of the facility," Staff Sergeant Mitchell Gibson of the 82nd Airborne Division told CBS News. "They thought they were all dead." In...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

...st, which probably came from northeast Arizona and northwest New Mexico deserts, reduced the snows reflectivity, allowing more of the suns energy to warm the snow pack and cause it to melt earlier, researchers said. The connection between dust and lower snow reflectance is already established, but the amount...

Australian Grape Glut Dries Up as Drought Bites

...ar Mount Canobolas some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Sydney, does not have the viticulture history of the Hunter Valley, South Australia's Barossa Valley or the Margaret River in Western Australia. But farmers here believe its reputation as a premium wine producing region will build as grape growe...

Human Induced Global Warming Drying Up Arctic Ponds

...a's Ellsmere Island, which is located just off the northwest coast of Greenland, had found in earlier studies, that the ponds had been relatively stable for several thousand years-until the 1800s; but that new kinds of diatoms and mosses had taken over the ponds in recent years, the first signs of global warmi...

Fate of France's Cheeses in Doubt as Producers Cite Health Risks

...ent of "lait cru" (raw milk) Camembert made in the northwest region of Normandy -- have switched to using treat... independent dairies across the Normandy region of northwest France making 'lait cru' Camembert, but now the number has dwindled to just five -- as Lactalis has ...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

...the Mai Po marshes, a haven for migratory birds in northwest Hong Kong and designated a site of special scientific interest in 1976. Since then Shenzhen, just over the border in China, has grown from a small fishing community into a thriving port and manufacturing hub of around seven million people, with huge ...

Young Woman's Eyes Gouged Out By Her Partner

...ets of a Victorian country town- Malmsbury, 100 km northwest of Melbourne. This was followed by the man chasing down the woman. He allegedly attacked her with a cattle prod, and when she managed to escape and run, caught her again and gouged out both her eyes. The tool he used was a cattle prod, a metal instr...

Infant Mortality Rising in Deep South in US

..., a tired town in the impoverished Delta region of northwest Mississippi. Jamekia Brown, 22 and two months pregnant with her third child, lives next to the black people's cemetery in the part of town called No Name, where multiple generations crowd into cheap clapboard houses and trailers. So it takes on...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...ildren treated by Darryl Haycock, DPM, FACFAS. The northwest Ohio foot and ankle surgeon says the average age of these boys and girls ranges from eight to 12, but he’s treated some as young as four. 'The numbers are definitely increasing. I treat four to five overweight children a week,' he says. Haycock n...

Delhi Resident Gives Birth to Quadruplets

...n the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh in northwest Delhi Wednesday. 'The condition of both the mother and the babies are stable. We had taken all precautionary measures as the ultrasound test had clearly indicated it,' said a hospital official. The babies are weighing between 1.44 kg and 1.6 kg....

Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas

...ividually known gorillas at the Lossi Sanctuary in northwest Congo were killed by Ebola during outbreaks in 2002 and 2003. They then used transect surveys to show that 95% gorilla mortality rates extended over a much larger area of several thousand square kilometres. Chimpanzees were also heavily affected, wit...

Dengue Epidemic Threatens Pakistan

... //Pakistan especially from south province Sindh & northwest frontier Peshawar. A local media reported on Thursday that around 1,400 patients out of 3640 have been declared positive for dengue virus. They were admitted to hospitals across the country. Moreover 197 – dengue positive cases have been declared o...

Russia Hit By Cheap Bootleg Vodka Epidemic

...rom the provinces. Authorities in the Twer region northwest of Moscow have for the first time declared a state of emergency following reports of mass cases of alcohol poisoning. More than 5,000 km east of Moscow, Irkutsk has also announced a state of emergency as doctors have diagnosed more than 600 cases of...

Veils Banned to Muslim medicos in Birmingham Hospital

...n they visit his constituency office in Blackburn, northwest England. According to him the veil made community relations "difficult" and removing it would improve communication. Muslim Labour MP Khalid Mahmood, whose constituency is in Birmingham, said "We have to consider the safety and security of all, a...

Experimental Drug Causes Cytokine Storm

...ingam and colleagues at Northwick Park Hospital in northwest London said the immune system overreaction, known as a cytokine storm, was an unforeseeable consequence of taking the drug. In the New England Journal of Medicine, the doctors have noted that their case will help understand what happens when immune...

Drug Trial Victims to Sue Firm

...being given TGN 1412 at Northwick Park Hospital in northwest London. The experimental drug was designed to treat leukaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. "The least I'd expect is Parexel to compensate us quickly," Modi was quoted by the 'Daily Mirror' as saying. The victims' move comes amids...

New Bird Flu Outbreak Sets Migratory Birds Die.

...ong migratory birds and many cases recorded in the northwest over the past month//. Agriculture ministry of China reported a total of 399 bar-headed geese and ruddy shelducks had died from the virus (H5N1) in outbreaks in Tibet's Naqu district and the Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in neighboring Qing...

Kids Fall Ill After Consuming Ricin-Contaminated Castor Beans in China

...primary school students in the county of Jingyang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province were apparently poisoned by ricin early on Thursday. //The state media reported that the children were poisoned by ricin, which was found in the castor beans that they ate. The magistrate of the county, Li Xiaojing said tha...

Drug Trial Goes Foul, Six Volunteers Critically Ill

LONDON - A drug trial in northwest London went horribly off course as six men who were participating in the trial are now battling for life at the emergency ward of the Northwick Park Hospital. //Eight volunteers had taken part in the trial of a drug to treat conditions such as rheuma...

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