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China Fears Show Food Export Quality Key: WHO Official

...ing China over the quality of some of the food it ships abroad, a UN health agency official said Tuesday. Shigeru Omi, the regional director for the Western Pacific for the World Health Organisation (WHO), warned that countries which failed to monitor food export quality would hurt their economies. "I...

Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

...f Hope in a Valley of Flood programme, under which ships carrying medical personnel are conducting camps in...ika, a managing trustee of C-NES, said. With two ships - Akha (meaning hope in Assamese) and Shehnaz, C-NES is conducting camps free of cost in the river i...

Research in the Origin of Microtubules

...tack of pancake-shaped compartments that sorts and ships proteins out to their cellular destinations -- is the source of a particular subset of these microscopic fibers. Scientists have long thought that microtubules, part of the microscopic scaffolding that the cell uses to move things around in order t...

Stem Cell Licensing Deal Positions Toronto as World Leader in Technology

...ntainer supplied with a nutrient solution and then ships it to the CReATe laboratories for processing and storage. A technician at the laboratory uses a proprietary process to remove the cells from the cord tissue and stores them for future use. Unlike cord blood stem cells, which can also be harvested, me...

Galapagos on UN Endangered List

... "The number of days spent by passengers of cruise ships has increased by 150% over the past 15 years," the organization said in a statement. "This increase has fuelled a growth in immigration and the ensuing inter-island traffic has led to the introduction of more invasive species." Ecuadorian Preside...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

...Japan treaty regarding the export of old Japanese ships and toxic chemicals to Indian shipyards. The India-Japan Economic Agreement is in the final stages of discussion and is due to be formalised in October. Another contentious issue is the amount of electronic and machinery waste that comes into Ind...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

...d access to ocean observations using the volunteer ships of opportunity program and a set of models used by scientists in developing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment. Thanks to the operators and crew of commercial ships, Australian scientists have access to a regular s...

Plastic May Be Poisoning Oceans: Scientists

...nd Britain. Historical records of samples taken by ships plying routes between Britain and Iceland confirmed that the incidence of particles had been increasing over the years. Scientists are worried that these fragments can get into the food chain. There is the possibility that chemicals could be transf...

Mysterious Illness on Riverboat not Caused by Bacteria

...-threatening ailment which is common aboard cruise ships and in nursing homes and schools. The symptoms caused by this virus include mild to moderate gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea that last for about 12 to 24 hours. The passengers of the cruise ship, the Mississippi Queen who com...

Dabur Research to set up Drug Discovery Center in Oman

...gion. The new center is expected to have special ships with laboratories on board for study of marine species. If taken seriously, Mukherjee feels, marine resources could offer a lot of nutraceuticals or food supplements and nutrients that can help cure a number of ailments like cancer. The global nu...

115 people on board a cruise liner taken ill due to suspected Norovirus

...am, 'The reason you hear about Norovirus on cruise ships is because they are required to report every incidence of gastrointestinal illness. Nowhere else in the public health system of the United States is Norovirus a reportable illness. Norovirus is not a cruise-ship illness, but an illness commonly seen ...

An infected worker of as sandwich chain spreads it!

...rly and can cause outbreaks in restaurants, cruise ships and other large gatherings. As a precautionary measure people who have been sick with a stomach virus should not return to work until they have been well for at least a day and the new Michigan rules stipulate that sick workers stay home for 48 to 7...

The Return Of The Clemenceau: Happy India

...l times as it is not the first instance where such ships with toxic materials have been sent over to Asian countries. This is very vital, especially in a country like India where little efforts are being taken to preserve and protect the rights of workers. The workers have very little chance to rebel aga...

NASA Analysis Say 2005 Was The Warmest Year

... sea surface temperature since 1982, and data from ships for earlier years. They found that a strong underlying warming trend is continuing, and that Global warming since the middle 1970s is now about 0.6 degrees Celsius. According to their findings, current warmth seems to be occurring nearly everywher...

New Zealand Prepares Itself For Pandemic

...lans are also being made wherein the passengers of ships who are infected can be kept isolated from others. Making the islands quarantine areas also entails difficulties as they can become inaccessible in case of bad weather, leaving the sick without any help. The local hospitals are expected to be overwhe...

U.S. To Tighten Sick Passenger, Quarantine Rules

...The CDC said the changes would apply to planes and ships arriving from outside the United States as well as some domestic flights. The CDC wanted authority to vaccinate and treat quarantined people and a clear set of defined legal rights for those quarantined. It noted that the quarantine powers would ge...

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