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The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The basin is located mainly (40%) in Brazil, but also stretches into Peru and several other countries. The South American rain forest of the Amazon is the largest in the world, covering about 8,235,430 km2 with dense tropical forest. For centuries, this has protected the area and the animals residing in it.
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Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and a sedentary lifestyle is often cited as a major contributing factor. Among the Tsimane, an indigenous population in the lowlands of Bolivia's ...
Health Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers undertake massive study of gut bacteria differences between people in different countries
(Medical Xpress) -- One area of human biology that is still a major mystery is the nature of the relationship between microorganisms (microbiomes) that exist in the gut and the health of the human host. Crohn's ...
Medical research May 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
At least eight children in Ecuador's Amazon basin region have died after being bitten by rabid bats, officials said Saturday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 04, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0