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Threats to wild tigers growing

... his coauthors conclude by recommending that these countries appoint "tiger ambassadors" to advocate for the species, step up efforts to prosecute poachers, and provide economic incentives to encourage conservation. ...

The insect vector always bites twice

... death of millions of people in the world. African countries are particularly strongly hit. The expansion of Dengue fever and the recent epidemics of Chikungunya and West Nile disease illustrate the trend. The pathogens responsible for these diseases can be viruses, bacteria or protozoans which are passed on ...

Millions of children denied drug that costs less than $3 a year

Millions of children with epilepsy in developing countries are being denied an effective drug that costs less...s and non-governmental organisations in developing countries to ensure that effective treatment is available for all. Of the 35 million people with epilepsy w...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...nes and ethnic origin than research carried out in countries with a greater ethnic mix.” The authors point out that the general increase in incidences of skin cancer, coupled with ageing populations, will place greater demands on dermatology and other related specialties over the coming years. “The numbe...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...tions in dogs." Around 350 million people in 88 countries on four continents are at risk of Leishmaniasis and its incidence has risen sharply over the past ten years. It is transmitted by the bite of various species of sandfly: wild and domesticated animals - as well as humans - act as a reservoir for the d...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...conducted statistical empirical research across 77 countries of the world and has uncovered some surprising res...in a country. The study finds that the more Muslim countries of North Africa do indeed suffer much less AIDS than southern and western Africa, but this lower pre...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...deline was developed by the WHO in order to advise countries that were dealing with avian influenza A (H5N1) infection. Typically, the most rigorous clinical practice guidelines take two years or more to develop. The laborious process involves convening experts who search for and appraise all the relevant...

First confirmed common genetic risk factors for breast cancer

...llaborations, and scientific institutions in other countries of Europe, as well as the U.S., and Australia. ...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...future international conferences, and presented to countries and first nations actively managing and monitoring polar bear population trends....

Resistant HIV quickly hides in infants' cells

...drug resistance occurring in infants in low-income countries who received a single dose of an NNRTI for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and for whom treatment options are few." In an accompanying editorial, Paul A. Krogstad, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, noted that global e...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

...lled pandemic orders for Tamiflu from more than 80 countries worldwide. The magnitude of these orders varies with some countries, France, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and UK stockpiling or intending to stockpile adequate quantities of Tamiflu to cover 20-...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

..., 18 in more than 12,000 women ages 15 to 26 in 13 countries for nearly three years. They found a near 100 percent efficacy rate in prevention of HPV types 16 and 18. "It's the first vaccine designed specifically to prevent cancer," says Dr. Ault, one of the authors of the study and a key researcher in t...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...xpand its animal surveillance to more than a dozen countries and multiple U.S. states. St. Jude also will monitor pediatric populations for flu activity and maintain a surveillance component to monitor for evidence of the reemergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Additionally, the researcher...

Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion

...seen in other States within the USA and many other countries around the world. The outbreaks of the B whitefly ... viruses are transmitted by this whitefly. In many countries and regions, including China, the outbreaks of the B whitefly have also seen the gradual disappearan...

30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent

...entive AIDS vaccine trials were initiated in eight countries around the world in 2006. There are now more than ...ls in the Russian Federation and Zambia, and three countries in sub-Saharan Africa —Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania—also initiated new trials. The United States, Uni...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

...pplying it to cereals and crops for less developed countries where folate deficiencies are a very serious problem." Folate is one of the most vital nutrients for the human body's growth and development, which is why folate-rich diets are typically suggested for women planning a pregnancy or who are pregnant...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...levels of stressors. Restricting their data to countries of at least one million people, Dietz and colleagues calculated basic forms of consumption, including crops, meat, energy, and living space, using data from the World Wide Fund for Nature. United Nations reports were used to measure human well-being...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...: Increased mercury emissions from developing countries over the last 30 years have offset decreased emissions from developed nations. There is now solid scientific evidence of methylmercury's toxic health effects, particularly to the human fetus. New evidence indicates that methylmercury exposure may...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...: Increased mercury emissions from developing countries over the last 30 years have offset decreased emissions from developed nations. There is now solid scientific evidence of methylmercury's toxic health effects, particularly to the human fetus. New evidence indicates that methylmercury exposure may...

NT researchers discover breakthrough in malaria treatment

...ia causes a huge amount of illness in the tropical countries of our region and puts many Australian travelers at risk of disease. Vivax malaria is becoming increasingly resistant to standard treatments, but few studies have determined the best way of treating it. In collaboration with partners at the Indo...

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