Biosensors to probe the metals menace
If the pond life goes star-shaped, you'd be wise not to drink the water.
Researchers from CRC CARE are pioneering a world-first technology to warn people if their local water or air is contaminated with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals and metal-like substances.
Andrew McKay, a PhD s...
Free will takes flight: how our brains respond to an approaching menace
Wellcome Trust scientists have identified for the first time how our brain's response changes the closer a threat gets. Using a "Pac Man"-like computer game where a volunteer is pursued by an artificial predator, the researchers showed that the fear response moves from the strategic areas of the b...
Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It
Tobacco is perhaps the most common addiction all over the world, and a leading carcinogen producer .
Alarmed by the devastating impact of tobacco in its various forms on human health, the World Health Organization is calling for stringent regulations on smoking.
Tobacco generates ...
Vaccine Quality 'blamed' for Polio Menace in UP
Uttar Pradesh Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan Friday said polio vaccines have proved ineffective in the state in tackling the disease among children.//
"We have grave suspicion about the quality of the vaccine, otherwise there is no reason why it should prove ineffective in so many cases....
Drug Menace among Youth Quadruples since 1997
Scotland: This ain’t funny, but drugs seem to hold many youth under a spell. Recent figures have revealed the alarming rise of drugs among youngsters,// to the tune of an increase of 400%, ever since the labour has come to power.
Experts have reiterated the need for specialized services to re...
Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace
Paris: The French government is bracing itself to tackle a crippling disease which is a very rare type of fever called the Chikungunya Fever, known to be spread by mosquitoes// . This fever has already hit La Reunion island and poses a risk of entering into France.
According to the French Healt...
The Use of Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) to tackle the growing menace of counterfeit drugs
Manufacturers across the world have been constantly coming up with new strategies// and technologies to curb the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in the market.
Deputy director BK Karna of Indian Institute of Packaging says although pharma companies are trying to bring in novel features to pr...
Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace
Wet weather in some parts of the US and Canada heralds the menace
of mosquitoes. The month long heavy rains have sent floodwaters rushing through large areas in both the countries . It has also left puddles of standing water all over the place, leading health officials to warn against the dangers ...
Srinagar Plagued by Stray Dog Menace
Residents and doctors in Srinagar are quite frustrated by the large number of stray dogs on the city's streets, with 4,500 dog bite cases// recorded by the main SMHS hospital here last year.
Two people bitten by rabid dogs died in the last two months. 'The situation is alarming. We receive 5-...
Bihar CM Calls For Concerted Efforts To Tackle HIV/AIDS Menace
The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar assured that the Bihar Government would do all that it can in restricting the alarming spread of AIDS/HIV in the state //, addressing a HIV/AIDS workshop, organized by the Udayan Sharma foundation, Samyak and the National Aids Control Organization (NACO). ...
Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication
... (BOSTON) July 21, 2009 - A menace
to the African cattle population for more than a century, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has declared rinderpest eradicated in Ethiopi...
In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected
... threats on many fronts: pollution, diseases, destructive fishing practices and warming oceans. But reefs appear to be more resistant to one potential menace
seaweed than previously thought, according to new research by a team of marine scientists from the United States and Australia.
Their study is th...
DNA barcoding of mosquito species deployed in bid to end elephantiasis
...the human lymph system, often causing grotesque swelling. By revealing the menace
species' habitat and range, it also aids understanding of environmental fac...f the worm larvae.
The research is pointing out places infested with the menace
species and, therefore, where the drug strategy needs to be supplemented wi...
MRSA toxin acquitted: Study clears suspected key to severe bacterial illness
...es PVL to target and kill specific white blood cells known as neutrophils.
"The Staphylococcus aureus bacterium is a growing global public health menace
because of its rapid spread from hospital settings into communities of healthy people," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "This is an evolvin...
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades
...o swell by millions the number of poor forced to seek new homes and livelihoods. And a rising number of large, intense dust storms plaguing many areas menace
the health of people even continents away, international experts warn in a new report.
Thick storms rising out of the Gobi Desert affect much of Chi...