Science & Health

US Transportation Investigators Recommend Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use
Voice and text-driven campaigns reach people in most rural areas
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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 07:22
A 2011 global survey aimed at guiding city planners show African megacities at especially high risk from rising sea levels. Above, a Hyacinth-covered lagoon near the Makoko slum in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 2011 (file photo).
Report says three of every five people will live in cities by 2030, with two billion in slums
Funding Shortfalls Threaten Polio Eradication
World Health Organization warns funding gap of more than $1 billion threatens progress
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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 15:37
A man wears a mask as he waits for customers at his drugstore in Pailin in western Cambodia, January 2010. (file photo)
New report says one third of antimalarial drugs sold in south Asian, sub Saharan African countries are counterfeit or ineffective
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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:15
Kenyans are revisiting the once abandoned traditional use of plants to treat medical conditions as an integral part of its culture
Kenyans are revisiting the once abandoned traditional use of plants to treat medical conditions
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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 09:53
Mothers with their newborn babies in a Lagos hospital, (file photo) (AP).
In Nigeria 40,000 women die each year because of pregnancy complications
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:59
Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia are seen during a therapy session inside the Alzheimer foundation in Mexico City, FILE April 19, 2012.
Study finds conventional estimates of dementia incidence in middle-income countries have been too optimistic
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:38
Demonstrators wave a Portuguese flag and shout slogans outside the parliament, at right, during a workers protest, Lisbon, Thursday, March 22, 2012.
One of the continent's worst performers grapples with the question of whether or not its free health provision can be sustained
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04
Pfizer Inc. recalled about 1 million packets of birth control pills in the US because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy, they urged consumers to "begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately," FILE January
US, Washington University researchers compared long-acting contraceptive methods to short-acting ones
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:43
'Solar Suitcase' Aids Doctors in Developing World
American obstetrician appalled by lack of light in African health clinics introducing 'solar suitcase'
Newborn baby Makenzie, daughter of Stephanie Sanchez, 25, and Kenneth Vega, is wheeled to a nursery after she was born at 10:25am at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York (October 2011 file photo)
Finding may make women planning elective non-medical C-section deliveries to reconsider their options
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 10:54
Dr. Gautam Jayram assists during prostate cancer surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Sept. 13, 2011 (file photo).
New federal task force recommendation to cease routine prostate-cancer screening tests is stirring up controversy in the medical community
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 10:13
Police officers wearing face masks inspect vehicles at the entrance of a 20km no-entry zone, on the outskirts of Hirono town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March  2012. (file photo)
But the organization says people in at least two areas of Fukushima prefecture may have been exposed to radiation above cancer-causing levels
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Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:20
Health economist Laurens Niëns found that drugs needed to treat chronic diseases could be considered unaffordable for many people in poor countries.
New study has found that poor quality or counterfeit antimalarial drugs in Africa and Southeast Asia threaten lives of those infected
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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 19:20
Women who survived the civil war pose for a portrait in the village of Bomaru, where the conflict started in 1991, in eastern Sierra Leone, April 22, 2012.
Frequent cases of severe domestic violence are experienced by women living in post-conflict countries in West Africa, IRC says
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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 16:21