News: June 2012

Perjeta (pertuzumab) approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer in USA

According to the FDA, Perjeta is intended for patients who have not received prior treatment for metastatic breast cancer with an anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy. Perjeta is combined with trastuz...

08 Jun '12 | Breast Cancer | USA

Bat bridges over roads don't work

Bat bridges are not effective according to recent research - so don't cut down their hedgerows in the first place! Researchers monitored four wire bridges spanning major roads in the north of Engla...

14 Jun '12 | Wildlife & Animals

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

Improvements for women & children in Afghanistan

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) report released on 27 Jun 2012 reports significant improvements to the health, education and well-being of women and children in Afghanistan. These incl...

27 Jun '12 | Education | Afghanistan

Approximate Number Sense (ANS) increases in first 30 years of life

Scientists working in the United States have found that a person's approximate number sense (ability to estimate quantity) becomes increasingly precise during the first 30 years of his or her life....

28 Jun '12

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

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