News concerning South Africa,
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News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning South Africa

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Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

News from bird fossils from the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago)

Research shows that the shortening of the bony tails of very early birds (over 100 million years ago) helped them develop versatile legs, an evolutionary advantage. Birds from the Cretaceous Period...

14 Aug '13 | Bird Fossils | Oxford (UK)

Results of study re. injectable contraceptive risks

Recent research has revealed information about some statistical links between use of injectable contraceptives and the development of certain types of female cancers. Results suggest that injectabl...

07 Mar '12

Campaign against maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)

Although maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a swift and painful killer, it is easily preventable through immunization of women with tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, which also confers immunity for ...

22 Feb '11 | International

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

The dark side of mining for gold: research suggests mining in Africa is spreading TB

Even if mining clinics successfully diagnose tuberculosis in miners and start treatment appropriately, the message is often not relayed back to doctors who work at the miners’ hometowns. The author...

01 Jun '10 | Tuberculosis | Africa

Liverpool University to strengthen health research in Africa

Africa is still affected by deadly diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Many African universities appreciate help to progress forward research into these conditions and train young resea...

02 Jul '09 | Health Research | Africa

Global use of rotavirus vaccines recommended

WHO has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programmes to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths ...

05 Jun '09 | Rotavirus | International

New issue of MAMBO magazine raises questions about faith and sexual health

New issue of MAMBO magazine raises questions about faith and sexual health. A London-based pastor argues that churches can no longer afford to ignore their responsibility to promote knowledge and a...

06 May '09 | HIV | UK

Health ministers to accelerate efforts against drug-resistant TB

Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the...

02 Apr '09 | TB | International

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises �5.4 million for education projects

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises �5.4 million for education projects. This will help children in Albania, Bangladesh, China, India, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, Macedonia, Moldova, Sierra...

06 Mar '09 | Child Welfare | International

Global, national efforts urgently intensified to control Zimbabwe cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak, one of the world's largest ever recorded, is far from being brought under control. An enhanced response is needed to urgently reverse an epidemic that has so far infect...

30 Jan '09 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

Soccer Aid 2008 raises over £1.14 million for UNICEF

International childrens' charity UNICEF has announced that Soccer Aid 2008 raised over £1.14 million for its health, education and protection work with vulnerable children worldwide. Especially gi...

19 Dec '08 | Soccer Aid | International

Health system problems aggravate cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

The major cause of the cholera outbreak is the inadequate supply of clean drinking water and poor levels of hygiene. Shortages of medicines, equipment and staff at health facilities throughout the ...

10 Dec '08 | Cholera | Zimbabwe

Early HIV testing and treatment can save newborn lives

Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report just released by UNICEF and three partner UN agencies. The...

28 Nov '08 | HIV | International

IKEA, UNICEF and Save the Children team up for children

IKEA, UNICEF and Save the Children team up for children. The IKEA Soft Toy Campaign is an opportunity for both IKEA customers and co-workers to get involved in working for children in the run-up to...

30 Oct '08 | Child Welfare | International

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