News tagged with developing world
Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Not just important for building strong bones, an international team of scientists has found that vitamin D also plays an essential role in the body's fight against infections such as tuberculosis.
Medical research Oct 12, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a new report by Save the Children.
Health May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Becoming infected with one parasite could change your chances of becoming infected with another according to new research from Cardiff University. The new study analyses data from school aged children in ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
New findings led by Dr. Michael Lombardo, Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues at the University of Cambridge indicate that testosterone levels early in fetal development influence later sensitivity of brain regions related ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In the worldwide battle to curtail malaria, one of the most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases of the developing world, drug after drug has fallen by the wayside as the malaria parasite has become resistant ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 20, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
A long-term fall in the global abortion rate has tapered off and the number of unsafe pregnancy terminations is rising worryingly, according to a report published by The Lancet on Thursday.
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
(Medical Xpress) -- A cheap and safe antibiotic that is widely available in the developing world might have a new use as a tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to new research.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A more coordinated approach to surveillance is required if emerging diseases which can spread from animals to humans are to be tackled, say scientists.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than 350 million people suffer from depression globally, the World Health Organization said, ahead of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 09, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A Massey University PhD student has developed a complementary food for infants in developing nations that could help minimise vitamin A deficiency.
Health Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A new study by Stanford researchers recently published online by the journal Environmental Science and Te ...
Health Feb 03, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
US public health experts said developing a vaccine for the H7N9 strain of bird flu could take "many months", as China seeks to control an outbreak which had killed 11 people by Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Prenatal exposure to fish beneficial to child development: New study adds to evidence that 'good' outweighs the 'bad'
(Medical Xpress)—A study published recently in the Journal of Nutrition adds to the growing scientific evidence that when expecting mothers eat fish often, they are giving their future children a boost ...
Health Jan 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Peer support groups show promise for combating the debilitating stigma that surrounds epilepsy in much of the developing world, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University medical student.
Neuroscience Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Developing country is a term generally used to describe a nation with a low level of material well being. There is no single internationally-recognized definition of developed country, and the levels of development may vary widely within so-called developing countries, with some developing countries having high average standards of living.
Some international organizations like the World Bank use strictly numerical classifications. The World Bank considers all low- and middle- income countries as "developing". In its most recent classification, economies are divided using 2008 Gross National Income per capita. In 2008, countries with GNI per capita below US$11,905 are considered developing. Other institutions use less specific definitions.
Countries with more advanced economies than other developing nations, but which have not yet fully demonstrated the signs of a developed country, are grouped under the term newly industrialized countries.
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