News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning New York, USA

The news articles listed below include information from, about or mentioning New York, either the city or the state in the USA.

New portable test for and vitamin A and iron deficiencies

A new device to enable health workers to detect deficiency of vitamin A and iron in just 15 minutes has been announced by scientists at Cornell Univ, USA. It is hoped that this will assist with hum...

06 Dec '17 | Malnutrition

Schizophrenia - Aerobic exercise found to improve cognitive functioning

Schizophrenia patients experienced improvements in cognitive functioning when they participated in an aerobic exercise training programme. In a proof-of-concept, single-blind, randomized clinical ...

23 Mar '15 | Schizophrenia | USA

Health Warnings - Focus on benefits or on harm ?

Should health advice be phrased positively or negatively for greatest impact? According to recent research in Nutrition Reviews, it depends who is receiving the message.

29 Jan '15 | Communication | USA

Obesity & childhood asthma

Recent US study finds that high levels of airbourne pollutants (exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) was associated with asthma among obese children to a much greater extent that exposure ...

31 Jan '14 | Obesity | USA

Children like colourful foods

Children like colourful foods. That is one conclusion from recent research at Cornell University (New York State, USA). While the results of this study may seem unsurprising, it is interesting to f...

05 Jan '12 | Nutrition | USA

Bee swarms mimic human brain neurons to make decisions

Swarms of bees and brain neurons make decisions using strikingly similar mechanisms according to a recent study carried-out at Cornell University and published in the Dec. 9 issue of Science.

09 Dec '11 | Animal News

Apolipoprotein E Genotype - a biomarker for mild cognitive impairment ?

Scientists in the USA have demonstrated an association between the e4 allele of the Apolipoprotein E genotype with Mild Cognitive Impairment, which is in turn associated with Alzheimer Disease. Det...

13 Jul '11 | Dementia | USA

Child trafficking film draws attention to child rights abuses (NY)

Child trafficking—often referred to as a “slave trade”—has many manifestations. A child who is trafficked is any person under 18 who is recruited, transported, transferred, harboured or received fo...

19 Jan '11 | USA

Global measles deaths drop by 74%

It has been reported that measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000. The Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, S...

04 Dec '08

UNICEF welcomes initiative to aid children affected by conflict

UNICEF launches a group to amplify the voice of those suffering as a result of conflict. The group has been established by young people who have experienced the hardship children face in conflict z...

19 Nov '08 | Child Welfare | International

UK Government announces action on water and sanitation

UNICEF UK joined the End Water Poverty coalition to call for more to improve access to sanitation. The coalition wants developing countries to be supported in developing national sanitation plans a...

25 Sep '08 | Water & Sanitation | International

Research indicates the best treatment strategy for early rheumatoid arthritis

A recent study has helped to identify the best treatment strategy for a patient newly diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The study compared the four most commonly prescribed treatment strategies ...

WHO announce global partnership to take immediate action to help women and children survive

The world’s leading maternal, newborn and child health professionals have joined forces to increase efforts to achieve the international development goals for child and maternal health. The new par...

12 Sep '05 | Maternal & Child Health | International

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