News: July 2010

UNICEF announces key tools to improve education in emergencies

The Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response and Recovery updates a highly successful handbook that was translated into 23 languages and used in more than 80 countries by education a...

07 Jul '10 | Education | International

Annual federal statistics compilation reports 2nd decline in preterm births (USA)

Preterm births and adolescent births declined, eighth graders' math and reading scores increased, and more children had health insurance, according to the federal government’s annual statistical re...

09 Jul '10 | Pregancy | USA

Long-term survival from once-deadly cancers doubles

People diagnosed with breast, bowel and ovarian cancers and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are today twice as likely to survive for at least 10 years as those diagnosed in the early 1970s according to new ...

12 Jul '10 | Cancer | UK

Half of swine flu deaths were in previously healthy people - Liverpool Univ

Over half of recent UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying health problems or obvious risk factors, according to recent research at the Universi...

13 Jul '10

Cash rewards and counseling could help prevent STIs in rural Africa

Giving out cash can be an effective tool in combating sexually transmitted infections in rural Africa, according to a new study conducted jointly by researchers at the University of California, Ber...

18 Jul '10 | STIs | Africa

Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia

The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched the Integrated National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Chawama comp...

19 Jul '10 | Measles | Zambia

Older people with HIV face multiple disadvantages

People with HIV aged 50 and over are now expected to live for longer than they might have expected but they face various challenges less likely to affect the general population. Although older peop...

20 Jul '10 | HIV & AIDS

New approach to HIV vaccine

The chains of sugar molecules, or carbohydrates, that cover the outside of the highly variable HIV virus remain constant, are different from those found on human cells, and could form the basis of ...

20 Jul '10 | HIV | Oxford

1 in 7 gay men on the London gay scene has HIV

Of a recent sample of 1,251 men in gay bars, clubs and saunas, 15.2% were found to have HIV. This is markedly higher than Health Protection Agency estimates for gay men in London in general, and su...

21 Jul '10 | HIV | London

Active play is important for children's physical activity

Many young people do not meet current UK physical activity guidelines. Preventing the decline in physical activity that occurs as children enter adolescence may reduce future risk of cardiovascular...

21 Jul '10 | Child Development | UK

Young people say tobacco displays in shops encourage smoking, according to Cancer Research UK

Dr Crawford Moodie, lead researcher based at the University of Stirling, said ... Our study provides a timely insight into what young people think about a range of measures to help reduce smoking a...

23 Jul '10 | Smoking | UK

Love of special pets can inspire acceptance of the divine; no wings necessary. Bless them all.

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