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Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...an Horst, a Mennonite bishop. "We've never had a tragedy of this magnitude," he said. Doug Michael, a childhood friend of Scott's, described him as a dedicated farmer and a family man. "Scott was a very likable young man, very friendly, always going out of his way to help anyone who needed a hand," Mi...

Climatic Change Cause of Dafur Conflict-UN

...upted the peace and "evolved into the full-fledged tragedy we witness today." More than 200,000 people have been killed in conflicts, in Darfur since 2003. The local rebels took up arms against the Sudanese government, accusing it of decades of neglect. Sudanese leaders are accused of unleashing the pro-go...

AIDS Charity AVERT Launches Stop AIDS in Children Campaign

...ERTwill be working with the media to highlight the tragedy of mother-to-childtransmission, and asking members of the public to show their support for thecampaign by 'signing up' and taking action. The campaign will also featureprominently on AVERT's award winning website atwww.avert.org/stop-aids-children....

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...ims are in dire need of more aid. "It's a terrible tragedy that has changed the lives of hundreds of families and left irreparable damages and deep scars on the survivors," she said, citing the case of Juan Chan Lee, who had to stop working and has to undergo dialysis five times a day. "He has no money to pa...

Hearts Saved As Doctors Put Cutting Edge Discoveries to Use

...fforts in this area over the past decade. Yet, the tragedy is that too many patients delay before coming to the hospital," Smith added....

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

...olerance levels, he said. In addition, the human tragedy and economic losses that resulted from Kyrill, the cyclone that formed over Newfoundland and blasted damage and death across Europe in January, and Hurricane Katrina, which levelled New Orleans in 2005, could help raise human consciousness about the ...

Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth

...option but to remove all 20 baby teeth. "It's a tragedy when we see this, but it's not unusual," specialist pediatric dentist Philippa Sawyer said. At least 1000 children aged four and under were on a 12-month waiting list for dental surgery at The Children's Hospital at Westmead in New South Wales, Dr...

The Forgotten Indian Medical Genius

... nations fight the ugly scourge of filaria. "The tragedy of SubbaRow is that while he pioneered the research leading to the discovery of these molecules and helped synthesise the drugs, it was the people that came in later, after he died so young unfortunately, who further developed it into major molecules...

Lack of Timely Intervention Results in Needless Death Due to Stroke in US

...o not provide the drug. "I label this a national tragedy or a national embarrassment," said Dr. Mark J. Alberts, a neurology professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. "I know of no disease that is as common or as serious as stroke and where you basically have one therapy and ...

Beer Bashes of Teens Spinning Out of Control in US

...t has outraged parents and teenagers. The Easter tragedy was the 14th alcohol-related death of his 30-year career. May be more could be avoided with tough laws and sustained campaigning, among parents especially....

Iowa to Receive Grant Funding for Youth Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention

...uicide every 17 minutes. "Suicide is a preventable tragedy for individuals, for families and for communities," said SAMHSA's Administrator Terry Cline, Ph.D. "This grant is an important part of the solution to preventing suicide in the state of Iowa. Education about suicide risk factors, such as depression a...

Flush Water Pipes to Reduce Lead Contamination Risk, Schools Told

...lkerton report (into the 2000 E.coli contamination tragedy that killed seven people) ... This is late, far too late." Speaking to media in Mississauga, Premier Dalton McGuinty said the issue has "only surfaced lately," apparently referring to the situation in London, Ont., where high lead levels detected i...

Muslim Nations Urged To Address Health Needs

...in Muslim countries is already a tragedy. "It is a tragedy because there is so much we can do to prevent needless death and suffering." Badawi added that millions of infants and children in Muslim nations were vulnerable to diseases such as polio and malaria. The two-day meeting is set to map out a common ...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

...olerance levels, he said. In addition, the human tragedy and economic losses that resulted from Kyrill, the cyclone that formed over Newfoundland and blasted damage and death across Europe in January, and Hurricane Katrina, which levelled New Orleans in 2005, could help raise human consciousness about the ...

Hearts Saved As Doctors Put Cutting Edge Discoveries to Use

...forts in this area over the past decade. “Yet, the tragedy is that too many patients delay before coming to the hospital," Smith added. ANN/...

Today Cancer is the Deadliest Killer

...vels are not checked to regulate carcinogens. "The tragedy of occupational cancer resulting from asbestos, benzene and other carcinogens is that it takes so long for science to be translated into protective action," said Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director of Public Health and Environment. "Known and preventable ...

Support for Trauma and Grief

...itive memories. Many students in the wake of the tragedy have left the university to be with family and fri... it is, human beings are well-built to get through tragedy to recover”. BI/L...

‘Drunk’ Doctors Misdiagnosis Proves Fatl

...eps had been taken to reduce the risk of a similar tragedy happening again."The trust sincerely regrets that there was a delay in commencing the appropriate treatment for Mealey’s quite rare condition," the spokesman said. "Steps have been taken to ensure that clinical staff learn from this case to reduce ...

Patient Pays For The Callousness Of Hospital Administration

...HIV and discovered that she was positive. Then the tragedy ensued. The hospital authorities did not impress upon Jyothi’s family the need to start HIV treatment for their daughter. In fact they failed to pass on the news itself, it turns out. Four months later she returned to the hospital in an advanced cond...

Inquiry into Past NHS Treatment Disaster

...e afflicted and bereaved to come to terms with the tragedy - knowing much more of how it came about”, he added. The events, which took place between the early 1970s and the mid 1980s, have been described by fertility expert Lord Winston as "the worst treatment disaster in the history of the national healt...

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