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UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year

UN: Food waste costing global economy $750bn a year Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

One third of the food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy around $750 billion (570 billion euros) a year, a new report by the UN food agency said Wednesday. 
UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The number of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war has surged past the 2 million mark, with almost 5,000 people crossing into that country's neighbors every day, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency issued Tuesday.
Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China

Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed at least 11 people on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Chinese boy's eyes gouged out, police hunt suspect

Chinese boy's eyes gouged out, police hunt suspect Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A six-year-old boy in China had his eyes gouged out, blinding him for life, reports said Tuesday, in a gruesome attack that may have been carried out by a ruthless organ trafficker.
Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic

Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

Arsenic has been linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease and cognitive deficits. A new study confirms that even low exposure to the toxic element in drinking water can impair lung function. And smoking makes the damage worse.
Babies receive good bacteria from mum's gut via breast milk

Babies receive good bacteria from mum's gut via breast milk Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Breast is best for filling babies' digestive systems with essential "good" bacteria, research has shown.

Sri Lanka to test all milk powder for chemical in Fonterra scare Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

A Sri Lanka state institute said it would test all milk powder in the market after finding a toxic chemical in products sold by New Zealand's Fonterra, while a nationalist party called for the closure of Fonterra's local subsidiary.
Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead

Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Australian doctors at the MonashHeart Medical Center in Melbourne have brought back to life a woman Vanessa Tanasio, who was clinically dead for 42 minutes. 

Niger and Global Fund sign €13.5 million Malaria grant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed a 13.5 million euro grant agreement that will intensify efforts to provide families with mosquito nets and improve the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in Niger.

Obama declares health insurance a 'right' Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is "well on the way" to implementing the Affordable Care Act - also known as "Obamacare" - providing low-cost heath insurance for millions of Americans.
New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A Chinese man infected with the deadly H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure, taking the number of deaths due to the new type of bird flu to 44 in the country. 
Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests

Camels can contract MERS virus, study suggests Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Camels have been accused of infecting humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the deadly coronavirus that emerged last year in the Arabian peninsula. 

New malaria vaccine shows promise Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

U.S. researchers say they have successfully tested a malaria vaccine on a small group of volunteers. The researchers say the vaccine is safe, that it caused a response in the volunteers' immune systems and that it protects against malaria infection in healthy adults. 

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study.
Kidney disease 'biggest threat' for diabetics

Kidney disease 'biggest threat' for diabetics Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have diabetes, researchers have suggested.The University of Washington study found that having kidney disease meant a much higher risk of early death.

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