News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning India

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Health uses of the drumstick tree (India)

The drumstick tree thrives in India and also grows in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, among other places. The many and various uses of the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of the ...

02 May '16 | Moringa oleifera | India

To combat malaria, must increase efforts against drug resistance

Efforts to combat malaria are the subject of meetings in Sydney, Australia, this week. Experts there expressed support for a global campaign to ban the use of artemisinin alone as a treatment for m...

13 Mar '14 | Malaria | Australia

Global Handwashing Day

Child mortality figures (Sept 2012) indicate that 2,000 children under 5 years old die each day from diarrhoeal diseases. Of these about 1,800 children per day die from diarrhoeal diseases due to a...

15 Oct '12

Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met

The Millennium DEvelopment Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of the world's human population without access to safe drinking water has been achieved and exceeded well in advance of the 2015 targ...

06 Mar '12 | Millennium Development Goals | International

Early bone growth linked to bone density in later life

Recent medical research indicates that early bone growth is associated with bone density in later life. The indications are that size at birth and height growth during early childhood contribute si...

03 Feb '12

Saving the snow leopard with stem cells

Saving the snow leopard with stem cells has been receiving research attention at Monash University (Australia) where scientists have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the...

23 Jan '12 | Endangered Species | Australia

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Asia and Pacific talks on Child Rights

Despite the fact that children's growth in the region and the world is improving, many children are still suffering because of war, violence, discrimination, poverty, disease and a worsening enviro...

04 Nov '10 | Child Welfare | International

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

Call to protect hospitals, schools from impact of disasters

WHO and UNICEF today called on governments to strengthen risk reduction measures in four key areas so that health and education systems are able to cope with disasters, including the risks from cli...

18 Jun '09 | Disater Preparedness | International

Football rivals united in the goal of an AIDS free generation

At 19.45pm GMT on 27 May 2009, Manchester United and FC Barcelona meet in the UEFA Champions League Final for the first time. On the pitch Manchester United and Barcelona are football rivals. Off t...

27 May '09 | 2009 UEFA Champions League Final | Rome, Italy

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update

No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infections have been reported in New Zealand recently. The number of suspected cases changes as more people with symptoms are assessed (treated and isolated), and...

18 May '09 | H1N1 Flu | New Zealand

UNICEF continues support for China earthquake recovery

One year after a devastating 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province, extensive assistance from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reaching some of the most vulnerable...

14 May '09 | China

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