Daily Archives: June 19th, 2013

Pesticides Contribute to Decline in World’s Bee Population (Watch video report)

Pesticides Contribute to Decline in World’s Bee Population (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player APPLE RIVER, ILLINOIS — A steady decline in the overall honeybee population year to year is a growing problem worldwide. The decreasing bee population could contribute to a dramatic increase in commodity prices for goods dependent upon pollination by […]

Groups Seek Ways to Reduce Obesity Among Poor Children (Watch video report)

Groups Seek Ways to Reduce Obesity Among Poor Children (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player WASHINGTON — Child obesity exists everywhere, even in developing countries. It affects all income levels in developed countries, but studies show it’s more prevalent in poor, urban neighborhoods. The rate of obesity among children has more than doubled […]

Study: Homosexual Community at Increased Risk for HIV

Study: Homosexual Community at Increased Risk for HIV One of the challenges of fighting HIV around the world is the difficulty of reaching those at risk. A new study from South Africa indicates that the homosexual community is at increased risk for HIV, and that widespread homophobia may keep these men from receiving the information […]

US Marks 10th Anniversary of Emergency AIDS Funding

US Marks 10th Anniversary of Emergency AIDS Funding STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new anti-AIDS funding to mark the 10th anniversary of the primary U.S. program to combat the disease. Kerry said it is worth remembering how bleak things looked 10 years ago. With nearly 30-million people infected with the […]

MERS Coronavirus Kills Four More in Saudi Arabia

MERS Coronavirus Kills Four More in Saudi Arabia DUBAI — Four more people have died and three more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus MERS-CoV, the Saudi Health Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said the four deaths were among previously registered cases. The new infections were in Eastern Province, […]

US Supreme Court Gene Ruling Benefits Biotech, Breast Cancer Research

US Supreme Court Gene Ruling Benefits Biotech, Breast Cancer Research Everyone has BRCA genes in their cells. If you are a woman and one of your BRCA gene copies has a mutation, your risk of developing breast cancer is very high – up to 87 percent in some cases. A biotechnology company called Myriad Genetics […]

Common Chemical May Damage Teeth (Listen to audio report)

Common Chemical May Damage Teeth (Listen to audio report) Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] A chemical compound that’s been linked to a number of health problems in animal studies may also damage tooth enamel in humans. BPA is found in many resins and plastics that people use everyday, such […]

Thailand-US Study Concludes Effectiveness of Daily HIV Medication

Thailand-US Study Concludes Effectiveness of Daily HIV Medication BANGKOK — A clinical trial in Thailand has concluded a medication used to treat patients infected with HIV can also act as an effective prevention for all groups at high risk of acquiring the virus that causes AIDS.  The United States-supported study showed the anti-retroviral drug Tenofovir cut […]

Ailing Girl Gets Lung Transplant After Court Intervention

Ailing Girl Gets Lung Transplant After Court Intervention A 10-year-girl is recovering from a organ transplant operation made possible after a U.S. federal judge intervened on her behalf. Sarah Murnaghan underwent a six-hour double-lung transplant from an adult donor at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wednesday. Sarah suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that […]

Study: Repeated Heading Causes Brain Injury in Soccer Players

Study: Repeated Heading Causes Brain Injury in Soccer Players Heading the ball, a popular move in soccer in which players use their heads to hit and direct the ball, can cause brain injuries, according to a new study.  Researchers say frequent heading can result in mild brain trauma and memory problems similar to concussion. Soccer […]

Breast Cancer Survivors Embrace Dragon Boating During Treatment, Recovery (Watch video report)

Breast Cancer Survivors Embrace Dragon Boating During Treatment, Recovery (Watch video report) This page requires Adobe Flash Player WASHINGTON — On a Saturday morning, a group of 20 women paddles in sync to the coach’s call on the Anacostia River in Washington. They are members of Go Pink! DC, a dragon boat racing team. “I love […]

WHO Pleads for Voluntary Blood Donors Amid Low Supply

WHO Pleads for Voluntary Blood Donors Amid Low Supply GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The World Health Organization [WHO] warns there is a global shortage of safe blood. In advance of World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14, WHO is appealing for more voluntary blood donors to boost the supply of this life-saving product. The World […]

Teachers, doctors warn of countrywide protest over withdrawal of tax rebate

Teachers, doctors warn of countrywide protest over withdrawal of tax rebate Karachi: Various professional bodies across the country have warned the federal government of countrywide protests if it withdrew the 75 per cent tax rebate on the salaries of teachers and researchers, terming the recent budgetary proposal a national disaster if implemented. The measure, they […]

At Islamia college, 20,000 futures at stake

At Islamia college, 20,000 futures at stake Karachi: Inside the Islamia Complex, 20,000 students of four colleges and four schools wait. At stake is their future. They don’t know if they will be studying at the same place in the coming days or not. For years, the Sindh government has failed to pay millions in […]

University of Science and Technology, Kohat increases semester fee

University of Science and Technology, Kohat increases semester fee Kohat: The University of Science and Technology, Kohat, has increased the semester fee by Rs4,000, prompting the students to announce a protest sit-in outside the governor house on Thursday. Moreover, the university administration asked the students, who had boycotted papers of the last semester to deposit Rs10,000 […]