Tag: "halve" at biology news
Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years
...F) today announced that countries are on target to halve
deaths from measles, a leading vaccine-preventable killer, by the end of this year. Global measles deaths have plummeted by 39%, from 873 000 in 1999 to an estimated 530 000 in 2003. The largest reduction occurred in Africa, the region with the high...
UN: World in big ecological mess
...ing hunger, but at far slower rates than needed to halve
the scourge by 2015. Changes in ecosystems such as deforestation influence the abundance of human pathogens such as malaria and cholera, as well as the risk of emergence of new diseases. Malaria, for example, accounts for 11 per cent of the disease b...
Malaria killing a million a year
... a set of targets agreed at a UN summit in 2000 to halve
or eliminate many socio-economic ills, would halt ...Back Malaria partnership, founded in 1998, aims to halve
the burden by 2010, despite a serious lack of funds. Only $600 million was contributed to global ma...
Halving daily cigarette quota has no health benefit
...oring provides no evidence that heavy smokers, who halve
their daily cigarette consumption, significantly cut their risk of early death. They add that people may be misled if they are advised that cutting back will help them stave off disease....
Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage
...vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve
the odds of miscarriage and, in a finding that will delight pregnant women everywhere, the consumption of chocolate was also found to be associated with lower risk. There were a number of other interesting new findings. If a woman was not married ...
Common cold virus may kill breast cancer cells
...g sustainable research collaborations, which could halve
the time it will take to answer the big questions in breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Ms Sue Murray said NBCF funds are directed to the best research in Australia, unlimited by state boundaries. "The NBCF is committed to fundi...
Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest
...stablished the Target 10 initiative, which aims to halve
the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals initiative, a global effort by member nations "to meet the needs...