News: October 2010

Children, males and blacks are at increased risk for food allergies

A recent study has estimated that 2.5% of the United States population (that is about 7.6 million Americans), have food allergies. Food allergy rates were found to be higher for children, non-Hispa...

04 Oct '10 | Food Allergies | USA

Zimbabwe water and sanitation sector to receive a boost

04 Oct '10 | Water, Sanitation & Hygiene | Zimbabwe

Ban on cigarette sales to teenagers had little effect on access to tobacco

University researchers in the UK have found that banning under-18s from buying cigarettes has had little impact on young people's access to tobacco and that large numbers of teenagers continue to b...

06 Oct '10 | Teen Smokers | UK

US Plans to assist with improvements of medical education in Africa

Eleven programmatic awards, largely funded by PEPFAR, will expand and enhance medical education and research training in the field of HIV/AIDS. Eight smaller non-HIV/AIDS awards, funded by the NIH ...

07 Oct '10 | Education | Africa

Research reveals how dengue fever virus infects living cells

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects up to 100 million people each year. People bitten by an infected mosquito first develop a fever, followed by other symptoms such as joint pain, rash ...

12 Oct '10 | Dengue Fever | USA

Scientists assess new vaccines to improve health of African children

Respiratory infections and diarrhoeal diseases kill approximately four million children each year, with most deaths occurring in developing countries. New vaccines for Streptococcus pneumoniae, a ...

14 Oct '10 | Africa

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